Degree programme
MSc Economics
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code

The Master of Science in Economics has a strong international emphasis and offers a wide range of specialisations ranging from theoretical to applied.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

The programme in Economics provides you with an advanced level of understanding of the economics core (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) in combination with an upper-advanced level of understanding in your chosen specialisation.


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Economics and the title Master of Science (MSc). 

Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE)

The  Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and teachers. The UvA is placed 50th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings: a challenging environment where critical thinking and an independent and inquisitive mind can roam free. Thanks to a diverse influx of students and an active network of international alumni, you’ll be able to share memories with other ASE graduates for years to come.

Rankings and reputation

The University of Amsterdam offers a world class education:

  • 50th in the world and 1st in the Netherlands (QS World University Rankings 2014-2015);
  • 42th worldwide in the Faculty Area Rankings for Social Sciences and Management (QS World University Rankings 2014-2015);
  • top 50 Social Science Universities and 1st in Netherlands (Times Higher Education rankings 2013-14);
  • member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), an exclusive network of renowned research universities;
  • member of Universitas 21, a network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in 17 countries;
  • the Amsterdam School of Economics is an excellently ranked school with an international outlook and highly valued researchers and lecturers;
  • The ASE has a highly diverse student body and a vibrant community of international alumni.

Published by  Economics and Business