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.
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).
The TI is committed to offering an excellent Master's programme in economics, econometrics and finance. Admission to the programme is therefore limited to only the best students. The maximum intake is 35 students a year, with roughly 50% - 70% recruited from outside the Netherlands. The teachers are leading researchers in the three participating faculties.
The TI has offices in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The institute supports students with various facilities, such as office space and reimbursement of travel expenses between Amsterdam and Rotterdam for coursework. The research atmosphere is active and dynamic.
The MPhil in Economics is a two-year programme that yields 120 ECTS. The first year is devoted almost entirely to core courses and the development of skills. The core courses are designed to give students an in-depth introduction to economics. In the second year, students specialise in one field, with courses focusing on specific topics in that field, while also outlining and writing their thesis. The curriculum consists of:
- core courses (54 ECTS),
- specialised courses (36 ECTS),
- thesis (30 ECTS).
The core courses are: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics, and Econometrics. TI offers tracks in economics, econometrics and finance. All courses are given by research fellows and teaching associates of the Tinbergen Institute and consist of general lectures and separate training sessions focusing on problem-solving. The training sessions prepare students for the examination and afford them opportunities to apply their skills in practice. Discussion and cooperation between students are stimulated. Each course period (7 weeks) culminates in a written examination.
This two-year Research Master's programme is an excellent starting point for PhD research and an academic career. Most students who successfully complete the TI's Master of Philosophy in Economics obtain a PhD position at the Faculty of Economics and Business or at one of the other participating faculties. The Master of Philosophy in Economics prepares students to pursue a PhD but also represents an excellent foundation for those planning careers in consultancy or policy advice.
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Last updated October 12, 2018