Economics - Public Policy

University of Amsterdam

12 months
14965 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In the Economics - Public Policy from University of Amsterdam you learn how to apply the latest economic theory and research methods to help governments intervene in the economy. 


The world’s economic system has been volatile in recent years. From the challenge of the financial crisis to income inequality, the pressures of immigration, changing technologies and geographic shifts in production, to name a few. Governments are struggling with the impact these developments have on their economy.


Graduates of the Economics - Public Policy from University of Amsterdam have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts at:

  • National ministries and governmental agencies (ministries of finance and economic affairs, economic forecasting agencies, statistical agencies)
  • Bureaus for policy analysis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Evaluation: Development & Public Policy
  • Public Economics
  • Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
  • Financial institutions & banking
  • Empirical Market Economics
  • Human Development
  • Economic Growth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
158 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree in Economics, or to have taken economics as a major subject. Students must have proven knowledge of the following topics at an intermediate level:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics/quantitative research methods.
Additionally, applicants are expected to have a solid background in Mathematics and Statistics. Relevant course work will be evaluated after the online application has been submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14965 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14965 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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