12 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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What policies are required to achieve environmental sustainability - and who is responsible for taking action? If you are strongly motivated to contribute to just and effective decisions in economic policy-making, the Economic Policy programme at Utrecht University is the right choice for you.

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Based on Utrecht University ’s research expertise, the Economic Policy  programme at Utrecht University gives you 360-degree picture of the importance of economic policy-making for business, government, and society.

In the Master in Economic Policy you focus on

  • the role of government policies in complex societal issues such as care and insurance, sustainable economic growth, and energy transition;
  • applying modern economics to societal questions such as international policy competition, inequality, and the future of work.

Career Prospects

Whether you wish to work in the private sector or in the public domain, you will find that there is always a need for well-trained graduates with the skills – and the interest – to look beyond the boundaries of economics. 

Thanks to its multidisciplinary, wide-ranging content, as well as its unique emphasis on the interplay between economics and social change, the MSc in Economic Policy offers the ideal preparation for a career in a wide range of companies and institutions. 

Positions obtained by our graduates include policy functions in various corporations (usually on an academic level). But graduates also find their way to various research organisations linked to government. 

In previous years, graduates from this programme have found positions with:

  • government agencies;
  • pension funds;
  • insurance companies;
  • economic consultancy firms;
  • multinationals;
  • research institutes.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Empirical Economics
  • Sustainable Growth And Inequality
  • Public Economics And Policy
  • Labour Market Policies and the Future of Work 
  • Policy Competition in an International World 
  • EP Research Project

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

  • A BSc of a research University in Economics or Economics and Business Economics, with substantial quantitative background, preferably with some degree of specialisation in Labour Economics.The Admissions Office assesses all international credentials according to the credential evaluation criteria of the Nuffic (the Netherlands Organisation for international cooperation in Higher Education), and advises the Admissions Committee on this subject.; and
  • A good command of English. Check the specific English proficiency requirements below.

Students with other university Bachelor’s degrees must have knowledge in the following fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics of the Public Sector or Labour Economics
  • Econometrics or Advanced Statistics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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