Master's in Multidisciplinary Economics

Master's in Multidisciplinary Economics

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Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

120 Credits

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2143 EUR

International Fees : 17078 EUR

Comment:

There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above. Visit University page for more information

Funding Options

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, Bright Minds Fellowships, Holland Scholarships, Orange Tulip, Utrecht Sylff Scholarships, etc.

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2019 ranked Utrecht University’s Multidisciplinary Economics as a top rated Master's programme in the Netherlands. With a score of 78 out of a 100, the Research Master Multidisciplinary Economics has been assessed as one of the best in its category.

 


TWO-YEAR RESEARCH MASTER'S PROGRAMME

From upheavals in the housing market to high bonuses for bankers, from rising taxes to the global credit crisis, economics is no longer a straightforward matter of money and finance. Economics today is a multifaceted discipline with real impact on global politics, law, and society.  In the Utrecht University MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics, you learn to cross the borders of economics into other scientific disciplines – a real strength of the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) -  in order to provide sound research and applicable solutions to real-world problems, now and in the future.

The two-year Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics is taught by academics and lecturers who bring the true excitement and breadth of multidisciplinary perspectives on economics into the classroom. This multidisciplinary context will encourage you to look at complex economics issues from different perspectives and help you to apply that knowledge in academia, industry or government.

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME

In the Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics you will focus on:

  • compulsory first-year courses designed to give you a solid foundation in economics necessary to conduct economic research and analysis;
  • looking at economic problems from the perspectives of other disciplines;
  • a second year that you can tailor with elective courses that match your personal areas of research interest, to be chosen from a list of U.S.E. electives, complemented with electives from other research masters at UU, and with electives from the University of Groningen;
  • developing interpersonal and social skills in a highly international programme by working closely with fellow students;
  • the development of essential research skills such as data handling, academic writing, and presentation.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics gives you a unique qualification, which will enable you to work at a high level in a variety of economics-related fields. Over two years, you will:

  • Receive training in economic research and analysis from top researchers at U.S.E.
  • Gain a sound knowledge of quantitative methods, microeconomics and macroeconomics, finance and financial markets, international and public economics, labour economics and organisational economics.
  • Get involved in research projects conducted by the U.S.E. Research Institute.
  • Pursue your own research interests.
  • Explore economics in relation to a secondary discipline selected from history, geography, law or social sciences.

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CAREER PROSPECTS

The MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics is a comprehensive and versatile degree that thoroughly prepares you for a range of careers as a research-oriented economist in either the public or private sector. As a Research Master’s degree, it is also an excellent starting point for a PhD. Of the students who graduated the last years, 100% found research-related jobs. Read more about possible career prospects.


WHY STUDY IN UTRECHT

  • A real world perspective: real-life economic situattions, international community, experienced professionals. By working alongside individuals with real world experience, you will not only build up a solid knowledge base in your area of study, but you will also build on your professional network and gain an insider’s view into professional practice.
  • You will be studying at one of the world's top universities: The Shanghai Ranking places UU as the top university in the Netherlands, 13th in Europe, and 47th in the world.
  • Top facilities in a beautiful historic city: You will have access to a wide range of high-quality facilities such as Wi-Fi, cross-campus library access, and online access to academic books, journals, and databases.
  • Active student association with a variety of student activities: from social gatherings to field trips and guest lectures, and every year, the study association hosts an annual career event and scientific conference, where you can speak with – and get noticed by – representatives from many major international companies.

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The Admissions Committee selects students based on their competences, interests and academic excellence. In order to be admitted to this programme you must demonstrate:

    • Knowledge and competence in Economics as shown for instance by an academic Bachelor’s degree with at least 30 EC (1 EC = 28 hours) in Economics or related fields. Applicants with academic degrees in a quantitative field  are encouraged to apply;
    • Academic excellence as shown for instance by proof that you belong to the top 10% of your cohort or a minimum average grade of 7,8 in a ten point scale (equivalent to a GPA of 3.4). Students with an average between 7 and 7,8 will also be considered for admission if they compensate this lower average with other capacities. The Admissions Committee will decide if the compensation suffices;
    • Solid quantitative skills as shown for instance by a minimum of at least 30 EC (1 EC = 28 hours) in statistics / mathematics. Grades for these courses are particular relevant. Successful applicants usually score at least 7,5 in quantitative courses. Applicants can also demonstrate their quantitative skills by submitting a GRE General tests (Princeton Graduate Record Exam). Successful applications usually score within the top 20% of all test takers in the quantitative part. The GRE institution code for Utrecht University is 7946.

     

    Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master?

    Check the entry requirements and apply here

     

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    Posted on

    Start Date

    End Date

    Program Duration

    24 Months

    Application Deadline

    Type

    Master's programs

    Certifications & Titles

    120 Credits

    Study Options

    Full Time

    Fees

    Regular fees: 2143 EUR

    International Fees : 17078 EUR

    Comment:

    There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above. Visit University page for more information

    Funding Options

    Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, Bright Minds Fellowships, Holland Scholarships, Orange Tulip, Utrecht Sylff Scholarships, etc.

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