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How do we deal with the long term challenges from new technologies, globalisation, demographic shifts and environmental change? What policies are required to achieve environmental sustainability? If you are strongly motivated to contribute to just and effective decisions in economic policy-making, the Economic Policy programme offered by Utrecht University is the right choice for you.

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Overview

Based on Utrecht University ’s research expertise, the  Economic Policy  programme offered by 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.

Programme Objectives 

This MSc in Economic Policy provides you with:

  • The sound theoretical knowledge and advanced analytical skills required to work in the complex, challenging and important field of economic and public policy;
  • A small-scale, culturally diverse cohort that creates a lively, intense and highly international interaction in and out of class;
  • A multidisciplinary approach that combines expertise in both economics and the social sciences;
  • The ability to  contribute to societal development by designing and implementing new solutions to the complex and multifaceted issues facing governments organisations and society today;
  • Broad perspectives from studying such core subjects as: Sustainable Growth, Econometric Methods in Empirical Economics, Public and Political Economics, Energy Transition and Behavioural Economics.                    

You will actively participate in major research projects, conduct your own research,  present your results, and write short essays and a master’s thesis.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

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 International 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.
  • 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 and Econometrics or Advanced Statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17078 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17078 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Bright Minds Fellowships
  • Holland Scholarship
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Student grant and loan system
  • Tuition fee loan
  • Erasmus+ Master loans
  • Canadian student loans
  • US Federal Loans

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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