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Advanced Studies in Economics

M.Sc.
12 months
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3500 EUR/year
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The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics programme provides you with theoretical and empirical tools to analyse concrete economic problems and acquaint them with current research practices in economics. For the student with an initial graduate economics degree, this course leads into frontiers of new research within economics.

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Overview

The advanced Master’s programme features a choice of graduate-level courses from different fields within economics. The goal is to enable you to find a promising research topic and to develop your own research on it. This research leads to the Master of Advanced Studies in Economics thesis, which may become the first chapter of a doctoral dissertation.

Programme outline

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics programme (MASE) exists of 5 core courses and the Master’s thesis. Students complete their programme with electives until at least 60 ECTS.

Strengths

  • Truly international: the Faculty of Economics and Business keeps close links with top business schools around the world, from the University of Cardiff in the UK, to the University of Illinois in the United States, diversity strengthens our international course, from the perspective of students and our faculty partners.
  • The Faculty of Economics and Business attaches great importance to high-quality education. The Department of Economics of KU Leuven is highly ranked in the QS World University Ranking and recently some professors won the renowned Francqui Prize.
  • The Faculty receives valuable external assessments. The EQUIS accreditation is an important quality label for business schools and is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Objectives

The main purpose of the programme is to offer students with an economic background a deeper knowledge in specific areas of application, to provide them with advanced theoretical tools to analyse economic problems and to acquaint them with current research practices in Economics. These research practices, currently used in leading business, political, academical and international institutions, make use of formal and quantitative techniques. The programme reflects this quantitative orientation.

Graduates of the programme should have:

  • a deep insight into the most recent developments in economic theory and an active knowledge of the analytical techniques used by economists for the study of economic problems.
  • an active and specialized knowledge of the detailed features of economic problems in some specific fields of interest.
  • the ability to translate general and specific questions into operational problems and the ability to find creative solutions to these problems. This includes formulating a specific research or policy question, collecting and analysing the relevant information, choosing an adequate methodology for analysing the problem, reporting the results, and formulating policy advice.
Career perspectives

A large proportion of graduates move on to careers in managerial and/or research positions in national and international institutions and universities. Students graduating with distinction can apply for the PhD programme in Economics at KU Leuven.

Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.

Programme Structure

Core

  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Dynamic Methods
  • Advanced Microeconomics II
  • Advanced Macroeconomics II
  • Research Workshop
  • Master’s Project Advanced Studies in Economics

Electives

  • Environmental and Transportation Economics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Economics of Financial Intermediation
  • Health Economics
  • Advanced Time Series Analysis
  • Global Value Chains
  • Incentives and Behavior
  • Network Industries and the Digital Economy
  • Welfare Economics
  • Asset Prices: Basic Models and Tests
  • Advanced Applied Econometrics
  • Advanced Development Economics
  • Advanced Labour Economics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Financial Products
  • Advanced Industrial Economics
  • Advanced International Trade Theory
  • Welfare, Inequality and Poverty

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
94 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a KU Leuven Master's degree in Economics awarded with distinction (cum laude) by the Faculty of Economics and Business have immediate access to the programme.
  • A university Master's degree with a solid background in mathematics and statistics (for example, a university Master's degree obtained at the Faculty of Engineering or at the Faculty of Bioscience engineering) and with a strong interest in economics.
  • Academic performance should be above average.
  • All applicants have to submit proof of English language proficiency.

For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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