The Development Economics track of the Master’s programme in Economics gives you the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help spur growth in developing economies. Learn how to shape emerging markets, formulate your balanced and critical views on matters of policy and discover complex interdependencies.
The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.
In the first period you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track; in the second part of the first semester you will enroll in the first three specialisation courses.
In the first period of the second semester you will specialise further by attending two specialisation courses. You will follow courses such as Impact Evaluation: Development & Public Policy, Microeconomics for Development, Experimental Economics, Globalisation, Growth & Development, and Human Development.
At the same time students will prepare themselves for their thesis which they will complete in the last part of the second semester.
The Master’s thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. It will be supervised by one of the economics researchers from the relevant field. Some students will draw upon information found at the AIID as it contains valuable field research data.
Internships and exchange
Students who have completed the curriculum of the Development Economics track will have the possibility of doing an internship or go on exchange. This especially gives international students a unique opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market.
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Last updated December 7, 2017