Master of Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy (M.Sc.)

General

Program Description

Economic policy-making in private enterprises, public organisations and governments requires rigorous economic analysis. What resources are available to perform these analyses? What are the implications of these policies for the various stakeholders? In this Master’s programme, you will gain a better understanding of the background decision-making at policy level. You will also learn to assess the impact of economic decisions on strategic issues in governments, businesses and households.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has multiple accreditations and provides high quality, studentcentred teaching with an emphasis on project based activities and autonomous problem solving. There is ample room for project work and interactive forms of learning, such as seminars, tutorials and teamwork. The faculty is based in downtown Antwerp, a city located in the heart of Europe with a rich cultural heritage.

Programme content

The Master in Economic Policy carries a workload of 60 ECTS credits. The one-year study programme is full-time and runs from the end of September to July. Examinations take place in January and June.

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The common part exists of 4 courses of 6 ECTS each and the Master's thesis of 15 ECTS:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Welfare Economics
  • Graduate Seminar in Economics
  • Macroeconomics

Further, students choose one of the 2 elective modules, focussing on very specific topics. Each module stands for 21 ECTS:

  • Module 1: International Economics and Finance
  • Module 2: Economics of Public Policy Issues

Carreer path

By the time you finish the Master’s programme in Economic Policy, you will have acquired the expertise necessary to deal with a wide range of economic problems faced by policymakers. Career opportunities can be found in consultancy, banking and insurance sectors as well as in industrial and commercial corporations. Graduates are often employed by governments, both national and international. Another career path is economic research.

Why choose UAntwerp?

“The Master of Economic Policy has a quantitative approach. I was able to use methodology and models in my thesis that a year before seemed far beyond my reach. I’m confident that I can walk into any seminar or read any academic paper and not only understand the premise, but actually contribute to the discussion.”

Kathleen Brown | USA | Master of Economic Policy

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Antwerp is ranked 7th in THE Young Universities Rankings 2019: Millenial universities. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. 19% of o ... Read More

The University of Antwerp is ranked 7th in THE Young Universities Rankings 2019: Millenial universities. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. Read less