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Study economics in Groningen and learn to use groundbreaking theoretical knowledge and evidence-based policy to help solve tomorrow's national and international economic problems.
Economics plays a crucial role in analyzing and addressing societal problems by understanding how individuals, businesses, and governments make choices in the face of limited resources, like time or money. While united in the methodological approach, the questions economics seeks to answer are diverse:* What is the best way to reduce CO2 emissions? * How do households decide how much to save for retirement? * Why do some markets need regulation and others not? * How should you design monetary policy to keep inflation low? * Why are some countries rich and some poor? * How to make healthcare more accessible and affordable? * How do social norms affect behaviour and policies? * Why do women earn less than men? As an economist, you have an analytical mindset and you use data to study and assess economic policies: In short, you keep a cool head when it comes to making decisions for burning social problems. To equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to impact societies, our MSc Economics combines rigorous thinking, empirical evidence, and practical applications in three core courses (microeconomics, macroeconomics, empirical methods) and a selection of over 25 elective courses from our programme a




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Application requirements

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Economics and Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research. To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies. For more information, please visit:

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 15 Oct '24 15 Oct '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 15 Oct '25 15 Oct '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


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Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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