Completion of the pre-Master's grants you unconditional access to the MSc Economics. The programme is designed to complement your prior education. It will help you to fully catch up on subjects such as econometrics, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Within 1 academic year you will have all the necessary knowledge and skills to start your Master’s in Economics.
If your prior education does not (completely) fit the entry requirements, this pre-Master’s is your stepping stone to getting admitted to our MSc Economics.
Obtaining your MSc degree is a great step for your career. Expert teachers will challenge you to think differently and form your own views and opinions to tackle complex issues. You will also start building your network of experts and leaders in your specialisation (track). Future employers will reward these achievements with a relatively high starting salary and endless promotion opportunities.
Did you know that our MSc Economics offers you the best career prospects compared to any other economics discipline in the Netherlands? Of all Dutch economics graduates, UvA alumni earn the highest salary.
You have a full academic year to successfully complete a 36 ECTS or a 42 ECTS programme. Throughout this year you can expect excellent teaching and support from our professors, each highly respected in their field of expertise.
For your convenience we selected a fixed set of 6 or 7 courses for you. These form an excellent preparation for any of the 6 tracks you will later on choose within the MSc Economics.
Learn about the theories and techniques of estimation and hypothesis in approaching problems in economic practice. Acquire the skills to interpret output of statistical analyses, for drawing conclusions and for diagnostic purposes.
Learn how to explain and apply different econometric models to real data and interpret the estimation results. Do the basic assumptions hold? If not, what are the consequences and can you apply an alternative estimation technique?
Learn how to apply mathematical techniques to microeconomic optimisation problems and give an economic interpretation of the results.
Focus on the thorough quantitative analysis of the foundations of microeconomic theory. How is value determined in a competitive economy? Study how consumer and producer behaviour can be analysed, and how to derive market outcomes and their welfare properties.
Study economic behaviour at the aggregate level and try to explain phenomena such as economic growth, unemployment and inflation. Deal with the design of monetary and fiscal policies that may improve the working of the economy.
Game theory is about strategically interdependent decision-making. It offers several concepts and insights for making better strategic decisions. Learn how a game should be formulated and analyse strategic interactions.
Mathematics 1 provides the basis for the mathematical models you will encounter as an economist. We start from the basis where you identify economic problems that require application of mathematical techniques as part of the solution and interpret the conclusions properly. The tools you will learn to use range from basic arithmetic techniques and summation formulas to limits, inverse function, differentiation and (for an economist crucial) optimisation.
|Duration||1 academic year|
|ECTS||36 or 42 ECTS|
|Start MSc Economics||Following academic year in September (choose 1 of 6 tracks)|
|Cost||You pay tuition fee per ECTS. Calculate your tuition fee|
The entry requirements for this pre-Master’s programme depend on your previous education.
The application deadline is 1 June 2022
Application deadline is 1 April 2022
If you are a student with a non-EU nationality, you may consider applying for a Master’s-qualifying programme at the Cambridge Education Group.
We do not have a pre-Master’s programme available for students with previous education from a Dutch University of Applied Science (HBO). You can apply for our BSc Economics and Business Economics.