Economics

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The Master's programme in Economics has a strong international emphasis. You will study both the effective framework and the tools needed to analyse a variety of economic issues.

The Master's programme in Economics offers a wide range of specialisations ranging from the theoretical to the applied: * Behavioural Economics and Game Theory * Industrial Organisation, Regulation and Competition Policy * Development Economics * International Economics and Globalisation * Monetary Policy and Banking * Public Economic Policy The Amsterdam School of Economics provides students with the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need in the business world and public sector alike. Many of the lecturers in the Master's of Economics are researchers and part of the 10 interdisciplinary research programmes dealing with economics, econometrics, operations research and actuarial science, including History & Methodology of Economics, Experimental & Political Economics and Industrial Economics, Competition & Antitrust.

Students can choose one of the following tracks:

  • Behavioural Economics and Game Theory
  • Development Economics (in cooperation with the VU)
  • Industrial Organisation, Regulation and Competition Policy
  • International Economics and Globalisation
  • Monetary Policy and Banking
  • Public Economic Policy

Programme structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three blocks. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester In the first block students will get a solid economical basis by attending the core courses Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first block students will choose their specialisation or track and in the second part of the first semester they will enroll in the first three track specific courses.

Second semester In the first block of the second semester students specialise further by attending two track specific courses. At the same time students will prepare themselves for their thesis which they will complete in the last part of the second semester.

Thesis

The Master's thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. It will be supervised by one of the economic researchers from the relevant field.

Degree

Upon successful completion of the programme, students receive a Master's degree in Economics and the title Master of Science (MSc).

Track specific courses

Behavioural Economics and Game Theory

  • Advanced Game Theory
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Evolution and Behaviour
  • Development Economics

  • Impact Evaluation: Development and Public Policy
  • Microeconomics for Development
  • Experimental Economics
  • Globalisation, Growth and Development
  • Human Development
  • Industrial Organisation, Regulation and Competition Policy

  • Advanced Industrial Organisation
  • Regulation or Economics of the Public Sector
  • Experimental Economics
  • Empirical Market Analysis
  • Competition policy
  • International Economics and Globalisation
  • International Economic Cooperation
  • International Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Banking
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • Public Finance & Fiscal Policy, Empirical Market Analysis or Economic Growth
  • Monetary Policy and Banking

  • Monetary Theory
  • International Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Banking
  • Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Growth
  • Public Economic Policy

  • Regulation
  • Impact Evaluation: Development and Public Policy or Economics of the Public sector
  • Financial institutions and Banking or Experimental Economics
  • Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
  • Competition Policy or Economic Growth
  • Internship

    Master's students can also choose to do an internship in order to conduct research for their final thesis. This offers the opportunity to conduct research in a company or organisation on an academic level. Interested students should contact the Internship Office.

    Grade list: A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation. Previous education: Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree in Economics, or to have taken economics as a major subject. Students are expected to have taken a course in econometrics or extended quantitative methods at the undergraduate or graduate level. Please note that a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences and a Fachhochschule (Germany) will not be taken into consideration. Specific entry requirements apply to Chinese students and African students. For more information about entry requirements please see www.uva.nl/msc-economics (Application and admission / Entry requirements). Written request: Applicants should submit a motivation letter with their application form. Entry test: A GRE is compulsory for all applicants to the Master's programme in Economics. Additional language requirements:Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: B1IELTS overall band: 6.5IELTS listening: 6IELTS reading: 6IELTS writing: 6IELTS speaking: 6TOEFL paper based: 580TOEFL computer based: 232TOEFL internet based: 95 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 95

    Scholarships / Grants:

    European Commission:
    Erasmus Mundus is a new programme of the European Commission. Its aim is to improve the quality of European higher education through joint master's degree programmes offered by partner institutions in the member states.
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    The University of Amsterdam:
    The University of Amsterdam provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships have specifically been designed to offer talented, ambitious and dedicated students the opportunity to pursue a Mast
    For additional information: Website

    :
    Students from Columbia can apply for this scholarship through their website.
    For additional information: Website

    European Commission:
    The Alban Scholarship programme aims at the reinforcement of the European Union-Latin America cooperation in the area of Higher Education. * for postgraduate studies. * for specialization studies at any of the eligible recognised organizations of Higher Training (companies included).
    For additional information: Website

    Open Society Institute:
    The Open Society Scholarship Programs fund the participation of students, scholars, and professionals from the former Soviet Union, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East in rigorous, competitive academic programs outside of their home countries.
    For additional information: Website

    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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