12 months
15100 EUR/year
2153 EUR/year
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Become an economist with experience in processing and interpreting unstructured (big) data sets. With a foundation in statistical modeling and additional training in programming languages, Economics - Data Science at Tilburg University will give you the skills to understand the economic value of data and to bridge the technical expertise of data engineers with the end user in any organization.

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The track Economics - Data Science  at Tilburg University  trains economics students in programming languages that are used in firms, the public administration, and research to work with big data and algorithms (Python and R), including hands-on exercises that analyze and present (big) data sets from structured and unstructured sources, such as Internet and Social Media data, e-mails, company reports, images, or data from diverse administrative data sources. 

  • Moreover, it offers a deeper understanding of innovation economics, the consequences of datafication, and, thereby, how innovation affects markets, political landscapes, and our societies – and what to do about it as policy maker.
  • Finally, your strong foundation in Econometrics and Economic Analysis gives you the ability to make sense of data from an economist’s perspective. 
  • This is a track of MSc Economics. You can choose to follow the main program or one of the tracks.

Career prospects

Data scientists are highly sought after in today’s economy by all types of private and public organizations, as they enable those organizations to make better decisions (based on data). Students taking this track will become ‘translators’ between data miners (who have a computer science or engineering background) and economic and political decision makers, who rely on advice based on data.

Examples of our graduates' jobs:

  • Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Finance
  • Statistical Analyst at De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Doctoral student at the University of Oxford

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science for Economics
  • Governance of Innovation 
  • Methods: Econometrics 1 & 2
  • Applied Economic Analysis 1 & 2
  • Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior
  • Growth and Regional Development 
  • Taxation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for the Master’s program in Economics, you must have:

  • 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
  • And at least 2 applied Economics courses (in total minimum 12 ECTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2153 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2153 EUR per year 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.


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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