Master On Campus

Policy Economics

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
15600 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Ready to make a difference? Solve major economic policy problems like the corona crisis, pension and health care systems in ageing societies, the euro crisis, rising inequality and the environment. We offer a master degree in Policy Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008, the euro crisis that erupted in 2010 and the corona crisis of  2020. 

Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalisation and technological changes.

Career prospectives

  • When graduating from this Policy Economics Master at Erasmus University Rotterdam you are able to work as an applied policy economist at ministries, applied research institutes and bureaus for policy analysis.

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum of the Master in Policy Economics provides students with economic theory and empirical tools that are essential to become an outstanding policy economist. 
  • Core courses of this master are Advanced Public Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Advanced Macro-economics. 
  • Furthermore, students can follow either Economics of Organisations, Industrial Organisation or Advanced Money, Credit and Banking.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your bachelor degree needs to consist of a solid background in economics, business economics, statistics and mathematics. 
  • All applicants must show proficiency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • €12,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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