Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics - Urban and Regional Economics, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics - Urban and Regional Economics

12 months
Duration
16830 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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About

This Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics - Urban and Regional Economics MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam focuses on the economic dimension of regions, urban areas and real estate. 

Overview

Some examples of fundamental questions that we address: why and where do which types of people and firms increasingly want to cluster in space? Why do some cities thrive, while others struggle? What does economic theory teach us about policy challenges that metropolitan areas face, such as crime, segregation, traffic congestion and environmental pollution? How is the growth and decline of cities impacting the building stock? What are the consequences of spatial planning for a region's development potential? What are the costs and benefits of constructing ‘green’ buildings?

The Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics - Urban and Regional Economics MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam equips the students with the state-of-the-art of academic insights to analyze these and related policy questions and provide them with an evidence-based foundation.

In the courses we take a microeconomic perspective and use applied econometric techniques. Hence, this high-quality one-year programme offers students the theoretical knowledge and applied methodological skills to tackle complex problems at a high level of abstraction, while emphasizing the need to translate theoretical solutions into clear-cut evidence-based policy advice.

Career opportunities

Most graduates find jobs within 3 months as policy economists with (inter)national government agencies or consultancy firms, or at organizations such as airlines or railway operators – and are better paid than graduates from other economic programmes. Some opt for a career in economic research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Microeconomics for Spatial Economics
  • Regional and Urban Economics
  • Research Project Spatial Economics
  • Urban Economic Challenges and Policies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to gain admission to our Master’s programme, you need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. 
  • We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. The programme is open to students with a university Bachelor's degree that provides sufficient knowledge of microeconomics or a solid background in mathematics and statistics for economics. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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