24 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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In the MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics at Utrecht University, you learn to cross the borders of economics into other scientific disciplines – a real strength of the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) -  in order to provide sound research and applicable solutions to real-world problems, now and in the future.

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Two-year Research Master's Programme

From upheavals in the housing market to high bonuses for bankers, from rising taxes to the global credit crisis, economics is no longer a straightforward matter of money and finance. Economics today is a multifaceted discipline with real impact on global politics, law, and society.

Research Expertise

The two-year Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics  at Utrecht University  is taught by academics and lecturers who bring the true excitement and breadth of multidisciplinary perspectives on economics into the classroom. 

This multidisciplinary context will encourage you to look at complex economics issues from different perspectives and help you to apply that knowledge in academia, industry or government.

Content of the Programme

In the Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics you will focus on:

  • compulsory first-year courses designed to give you a solid foundation in economics necessary to conduct economic research and analysis;
  • looking at economic problems from the perspectives of other disciplines;
  • a second year that you can tailor with elective courses that match your personal areas of research interest, to be chosen from a list of U.S.E. electives, complemented with electives from other research masters at UU, and with electives from the University of Groningen;
  • developing interpersonal and social skills in a highly international programme by working closely with fellow students;
  • the development of essential research skills such as data handling, academic writing, and presentation.

Career Prospects

The MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics is a comprehensive and versatile degree that will leave you well prepared for a range of different careers. As a Research Master’s degree, it provides good preparation for a PhD; content from the MSc often contributes towards your PhD programme, reducing the time spent in the doctoral programme. 

In previous years, graduates from this programme have gone on to work on a PhD dissertation at various international universities. This MSc is also a great starting point for a research-oriented career in economics and finance. 


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multidisciplinary Economics 
  • Mathematics 
  • Econometric Methods
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Econometric Methods + Research Skills: Data Handling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Knowledge and competence in Economics as shown for instance by an academic Bachelor’s degree with at least 30 EC (1 EC = 28 hours) in Economics or related fields. Applicants with academic degrees in a quantitative field  are encouraged to apply;
  • Academic excellence as shown for instance by proof that you belong to the top 10% of your cohort or a minimum average grade of 7,8 in a ten point scale (equivalent to a GPA of 3.4). Students with an average between 7 and 7,8 will also be considered for admission if they compensate this lower average with other capacities. The Admissions Committee will decide if the compensation suffices;
  • Solid quantitative skills as shown for instance by a minimum of at least 30 EC (1 EC = 28 hours) in statistics / mathematics. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 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.


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