Research Master in Economics

Tilburg University

Program Description

Research Master in Economics

Tilburg University

Research Master in Economics

CentER's Research Master's program in Economics offers two years of graduate level coursework and research training in economics. It prepares you for PhD dissertation research. The program is integrated with CentER's three-year PhD program to comprise the five-year Graduate Program in Economics.

Curriculum

Year 1
The first year of the Research Master's program in Economics is fully devoted to rigorous training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.It equips you with a sound basis in economic and econometric theory and methods.

Year 2
The second year of the Research Master's program in Economics is evenly split between specialized coursework and a first major research paper, the Research Master thesis. This year allows you to explore the many research areas available at CentER, to fully develop your research interests, and to match up with one or more advisers that share your interests.

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Career perspective

The Research Master's program in Economics is fully dedicated to preparing students for PhD thesis research at CentER. To this end, we limit the inflow to a small number of excellent students with a sincere interest in pursuing a PhD at CentER. We expect at least 75% of these students to successfully complete the Research Master in Economics and continue with PhD thesis research in a fully funded PhD position at CentER.

However, the graduates of the Research Master's program in Economics that do not continue with a PhD project, may also start a professional career, typically at government organizations (National Departments, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, regional organizations) and in the consultancy or financial sector.

After completing the PhD, many students participate in CentER's academic job placement procedure and find jobs at universities, research institutes, and government institutions around the world, as well as at private companies.

In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights.

Rankings

#11 worldwide in Business and Economics
Times Higher Education, 2016

#18 in the world in Economics and Business
Global Universities Ranking US News, 2016

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 - 2 years
Full time
Price
Price
Free
Information
Deadline
Apr. 1, 2017
1st of February when applying for a scholarship / 1st of April
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
Netherlands Tilburg
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2017
1st of February when applying for a scholarship / 1st of April
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Duration 2 - 2 years
Price Free
2006 EEA / 14500 non-EEA
Start date Aug. 2018
Place
Netherlands Tilburg
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2018
1st of February when applying for a scholarship / 1st of April
End date Aug. 31, 2020
Duration 2 - 2 years
Price Free
2006 EEA / 14500 non-EEA