12 months
14600 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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Use economic methods and models to identify regulations that ensure fair competition while mitigating negative economic effects. With the Economics - Competition and Regulation track degree at Tilburg University you'll combine insights from economics, industrial organization and competition law to business strategies and regulatory policies.

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Analyze causes of imperfect competition and identify regulations that ensure fair competition, while at the same time mitigating negative effects on productivity and technological change with the Economics - Competition and Regulation track program at Tilburg University .

  • You'll also consider the legal aspects, discussing the relevant legal concepts and laws.
  • Gain an understanding of how markets function, when they fail and how various markets are interrelated - which is essential in companies' strategic decision process as well as in solving social economic and development problems.
  • Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.

Career prospects

With a specialization in competition and regulation, you are skilled in applying combined insights from economics, industrial organization, and competition law to ensure fair competition and positive economic effects. These combined skills are tailored for a career at competition authorities, regulatory bodies, ministries of economic affairs, consultancy firms on competition and regulation, international organizations such as the EU and OECD, and economic departments of large firms.

Graduates work or started for example as:
  • Policy advisor at the Dutch Health Authority
  • Economist at the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)
  • Scientist / Economist at CPB Economic Policy Analysis

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Economic Analysis 
  • Methods: Econometrics 
  • Methods: Game Theory 
  • Seminar Innovation and Networks
  • Seminar Competition Policy
  • Seminar Health Economics
  • Seminar Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior
  • Seminar Financial Economics
  • Seminar Environmental and Resource Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or in a similar program (e.g., in Econometrics) from a university that is recognized by the program management.
  • A solid academic background in economics.
  • It is compulsory for this program to submit your GRE General Test.
  • Students with a relevant degree from one of the official partner universities of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management are exempted from the GRE requirement.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2143 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Koopmans and CentER scholarships
  • Scholarship for excellent students enrolling in the Research Master in Economics or Business at CentER Graduate School.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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