Students looking for an innovative and challenging environment where teamwork and diversity is valued will find that the Netherlands is an excellent choice for a masters program. Students pursuing a Master of Economics in the Netherlands will find an intellectually and culturally stimulating environment with much to keep them busy outside the classroom. You can become one of many students discovering that a Master of Economics in the Netherlands will provide a top-notch education.
As a student of Masters programs in Economics in the Netherlands, you will have a strong foundation in the principles of economics with the chance to explore further an area of economics of particular interest. Students pursuing a Master of Economics in the Netherlands will learn the practical application of economic theory and concepts to real life situations through curriculum that includes coursework, projects, seminars, internships, and a masters thesis. Many students graduating with a Masters degree in Economics from the Netherlands have professional opportunities both in the Netherlands and abroad.
You can learn more about the options for a Masters degree in the Netherlands by scrolling through the programs below!
A Master’s in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics offers excellent career prospects. Many graduates find jobs as policy economists with the government or consultancy firms such as KPMG and Ernst & Young. Opportunities also exist at organizations with an interest in economic subjects, spatial economics and transport such as KLM, Schiphol and Dutch Rail. [+]
Master in Spatial, Transport, and Environmental Economics (STREEM)
The program offers you the possibility to specialize in spatial, transport or environmental economics.Spatial Economics: analyze how various forces contribute to spatial dynamics and network development from a mainly microeconomic perspective; explore the use and further development of various techniques, methods, and tools in this field.Transport Economics: focus on the causes and consequences of a growing demand for mobility from a microeconomic perspective; address problems such as congestion, reliability, safety and environmental externalities.Environmental Economics: focus on economic aspects of environmental problems and policy; combine scientific and policy expertise; address the need to integrate economics with insights from other disciplines, notably the environmental sciences. ... [-]
The Master’s in Economics has been developed for the prospective professional economist with an interest in social issues. It teaches you the essentials of modern economic theory and how to apply them to everyday problems. Our faculty was ranked number one in the 2015 accreditation of Dutch economic departments and the Master's programme was received a top ranking by the students in the most recent “nationale studenten enquête” (NSE). [+]
Master in Economics
The Master’s in Economics has been developed for the prospective professional economist with an interest in social issues. It teaches you the essentials of modern economic theory and how to apply them to everyday problems in a number of core policy fields. Using behavioural economic models and statistical techniques, economists seek to answer macroeconomic and microeconomic questions. Areas of focus include poverty and inequality, social security, growth and inflation, and environmental policy. You will learn how to take a structured approach to practical problems when applying the economic techniques learned at the Bachelor’s level. As a Master’s student, you will become a versatile, all-around economist with the ability to independently tackle important economic issues.... [-]
Econometrics & Operations Research is a fascinating scientific discipline which develops quantitative resources and applies them to the analysis of economic problems in their broadest sense. [+]
The master's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research at the VU Campus offers you an opportunity to develop your quantitative skills for their use in Finance, Marketing, Economics and Business.
Econometrics and Operations Research opens a window to a complicated world that provides insights on which people, businesses and governments base their decisions. Econometrics is the science and art of using statistical methods to analyze financial, marketing and economic data, nowadays often Big Data. Operations Research is the science and art of making better decisions in economics, management and finance using mathematical methods.Econometrics specializations Econometric Theory Explore and master the active research field of econometrics Financial Econometrics Study the econometric methods used on a daily basis in the financial industry, and become the quantitative financial specialist Marketing Data Science Learn how data science can improve marketing strategies and gain a quantitative edge in the e-commerce of tomorrow Quantitative Economics Explore the intersections of economics and econometrics; the crossroads of applied econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and macrofinance Operations Research specializations Operations Research Theory Study at the frontiers of science: become a game changer for industry practice Supply Chain Management Shaping supply chain networks in an interconnected world Financial Engineering Become the expert on analyzing and designing financial products ... [-]
Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload. [+]
Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.Program duration
Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload.
Part-time students can earn a Master degree in 2 to 3 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the full-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. Students are considered part-time while attempting 6 or fewer courses per quarter. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]
The MPhil in Economics is an intensive two-year Research Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance. [+]
The Research Master in Economics is an intensive two-year programme in economics, econometrics and finance. The programme is conducted at the Tinbergen Institute (TI), giving students the opportunity to obtain a thorough grounding in economics and to develop their own projects in an engaged, research-focused environment. The Research Master in Economics prepares students to pursue a PhD, preferably at one of the faculties cooperating with TI.Tinbergen Institute
The Tinbergen Institute (TI) is a school for research and graduate education run jointly by the Economics Faculties of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).... [-]
Are you interested in high-end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you. [+]
Research Master's Programme Economics and Business
Are you interested in high-end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you.
The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students
This programme provides you with a thorough basis in academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the programme is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from six different profiles:Economics, Econometrics & Finance Marketing Global Economics & Management Operations Management and Operations Research Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour Innovation & Organization ... [-]
Just graduated with a Bachelor Degree in clinical, public health or biomedical sciences and want to start making substantial contributions to future developments in medicine as a researcher? Then this Research Master is for you! With a wide range of specialisations and guidance from some of the greatest minds in these fields, you will be well on your way to a very successful research career. [+]
The Research Master programme in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, public health epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and health economic analysis. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example clinical trials, population studies, public health interventions, or modeling studies.... [-]