Study economics in Groningen to learn how to apply economic thinking to societal problems and policy issues.
How should competition policy deal with online platforms? What is the right monetary policy in today’s economy? The MSc Economics teaches you how to use modern economics to deal with microeconomic and macroeconomic problems.
You will study economic theories at a high analytical level and learn about the application of theory and research methods to economic practice and policy. Such a combination of rigorous academic thinking with practical application is essential for any professional active in the field of economics, either in policy or research.
In the programme, we offer four possible specializations: Competition and Regulation, Health Economics, Monetary Policy, and Energy. In each specialization, you can still design your own study programme.
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Master of Science
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
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: https://www.rug.nl/feb/apply-msc. If
IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (overall score 176, Speaking 169, Writing 176). * ETS is offering the TOEFL tests as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their website for more information.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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|1 Feb '24||15 Oct '23||15 Oct '23|
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|1 Feb '25||15 Oct '24||15 Oct '24|
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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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