Master in Economics Research

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

Master in Economics Research

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Scientific world
  • Frontier courses, with leading researchers in their field
  • Excellent placement of our Ph.D. graduates across the world (Boston University, Chicago GSB, Inter-American Development Bank, European Commission, …)

This master offers an internationally competitive, high quality PhD programme in "Quantitative Economics", which leads to the ECARES Doctoral School. Its outstanding quality has been confirmed by recent studies on the quality of doctoral schools in economics. One of them is based on the success of the graduates on the academic job market. It finds that the ECARES Doctoral School is among the top ten in Europe and the third best in Continental Europe. The other one is based on the scientific achievements of the graduates. It shows that one of our graduates, Domenico Giannone, is among the top 65 of young researchers worldwide who graduated less than 15 years ago.

This Research master constitutes the first two years towards a PhD degree. During the first year the students follow graduate courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics. In the second year students follow field courses to deepen their knowledge in their field of specialization, follow advanced research seminars and write a first scientific paper.

During the thesis writing phase the PhD students present their research in internal and external seminars, participate in workshops and conferences, attend summer and winter schools, follow advanced field courses, etc. They are also most welcome to take their own initiatives and create, e.g. reading groups or short topical courses.

This research master also offers the opportunity of obtaining a double diploma by taking 60 ECTS in one of our ENTER partner universities: Madrid (Carlos III), Barcelona (Autonoma), Tilburg, London (UCL), Stockholm, Mannheim or Toulouse. One of the many benefits of the European master is that it allows students from all partner universities to follow courses that are not available at their home university.

Fact Sheet:

  • 100% English programme
  • Optional double degree (ENTER network - Europe module)

Requirements :

  • TOEFL > 95
  • GMAT > 650
  • ECTS grade of B
  • Strong economic background
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Full time
835 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Belgium Brussels
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 835 EUR
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Graduation Ceremony 2013 - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management