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Research Master in Economics and Business


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The Economics and Business research master's in Groningen is a tailor-made programme for ambitious students who want to pursue a career in research.Are you interested in solving complex societal challenges, like climate change, public health and poverty? Do you want to learn from the best researchers and interact with ambitious fellow students? Are you interested in a research career inside or outside academia? Are you highly motivated to initiate and perform innovative research? Then this is the programme for you.In the research master's programme in Economics and Business, we offer talented and motivated students a tailor-made study programme. This programme gives you a solid foundation in economics and business, and you get the opportunity to specialize in the area that meets your personal interests.The motto of the programme is “learning research by doing research”. The core courses give you thorough training in all aspects of academic research (30EC), including philosophy of science, research methodology, and academic writing. For the largest part, you can choose from a variety of dedicated research master's courses in economics and business that meet your interest (60EC). Courses are generally small-scale and offer close interaction with lecturers, enabling the development of important analytical skills. In addition, there are opportunities to participate in courses and w




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 17,800


Application requirements

Admission to the Research Master (RM) programme is selective, based on a thorough assessment of study results, personal competences and motivation. In principle, students with a BSc degree in Economics or Business are eligible for the RM programme. Furthermore, students with a Bachelor degree in a related field, like psychology or sociology, may be admitted to some profiles of the programme. The Admission Board of the RM (appointed by the Examination Board) decides on admission. The Admission B

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). SOM's TOEFL code is 9077. * ETS is offering the TOEFL tests as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their website for more information.

Application date with scholarship: January 1 Application date: May 1 Read more about scholarship opportunities for EU/EEA-students ( Note: Late submissions may be processed, please first contact the coordinator

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
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