Master of Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy (M.Sc.) University of Antwerp
The Master in Economic Policy has a very international profile and focuses on policy-related scientific research. The two modules allow you to shape the programme according to your interests.
During the programme, you will have plenty of opportunities to integrate the practical experience into your education: write a Master's thesis, follow guest lectures, take part in a Career Development Track, etc.
Once you've obtained your degree, you'll find that Economic Policy graduates are in high demand on the job market.
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.
All students enrolled on this Master's programme take three compulsory courses:
- Applied Welfare Economics
- Applied Econometrics
- Research Methods in Economics
You have a choice between two modules:
- Public Policy: This module focuses on public policies in, for example, labour, environment, health, inequality, and education, emphasizing both efficiency and equity.
- Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets: This module focuses on monetary policy, public finance, financial regulation, and financial economics
Our AACSB and EFMD-programme accreditations illlustrate high-quality teaching and research and offer international opportunities across all continents.
The Financial Times included the UAntwerp in the European Business School Ranking 2021.
The Master’s programme provides you with an interactive learning environment with easy access to your professors.
The University of Antwerp scores extremely well in Young University Rankings, obtaining the 5th place in the Times Higher Education Millennials 2020, the 7th in the Times Higher Education 250 under 50 2022 and the 20th place in QS 50 under 50 2021. On a global scale, the university ranks 131th in the Times Higher Education 2023 and 280th in QS World Ranking 2023.
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Do you want to become an expert in a wide range of economic challenges that policymakers face? And are you interested in the policies needed to deal with societal changes stemming from technological advances, globalisation, climate change or healthcare crises? If so, the Master of Science in Economic Policy is just what you’re looking for. You’ll be part of an inclusive and forward-thinking university that scores extremely well in academic rankings. Your professors’ expertise and personal approach ensure the highest quality of education.
Our strategic location, only 45 minutes from Brussels, puts you in close proximity to several of Europe’s largest institutions like the European Parliament, NATO and the European Commission.
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.