The Master of Economics programme offers you a theoretical framework, allowing you to provide well-grounded answers to economic questions. As an economist, you will observe the various players (individuals, companies, domestic and foreign governments) and their interactions within the global economy. You will be able to interpret the general economic situation in a wider social and legal context.
The programme consists of a common core of three courses and a Master's thesis. Students complete their study programme until at least 60 ECTS with electives out of different groups: general economics, financial economics, research in economics. A project or summer school can as well be chosen.
After completing two semesters in Leuven you can follow an additional semester (‘Extended Master’) at one of the several top universities around the world we have close links with (as part of the Eramus+ programme).
Is this the right programme for you?
As a graduate of the Master of Economics, you will have a very informed perspective on economics and society as a whole. This expertise and flexibility qualifies you for employment in a variety of fields such as education and research, or problem solution and preparation, development, implementation and evaluation of various aspects of the economic and socio-economic policy.Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.
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