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Are you interested in what makes the world tick? In the MSc Economics, leading experts share their research and insights on how to make the economy future proof. Ready to make an impact?

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Top-5 reasons to study Economics at Amsterdam School of Economics

  1. 6 specialisation tracks to choose from
    Giving you the chance to tailor the programme and make a mark on your CV.
  2. Best career prospects of any economics discipline
    Out of all economics graduates in the Netherlands, UvA alumni earn the highest salary. 
  3. Highly recommended by our students
    Read our student reviews about the programme and get an inside point of view.
  4. Track-specific courses involve business cases and real-life data
    Putting theory into practice with guest lectures from field experts.
  5. UvA's worldwide ranking (top-70)
    Putting your Master's degree on a worldwide map with interested employers.

'UvA puts you into contact with companies'

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1 MSc programme, 6 tracks

The 1st block provides you with a solid foundation for all tracks. After choosing your track you develop numerous skills such as data analysis, problem-solving, and using academic professional literature to provide expert advice.

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UvA Master's in Economics elevator pitch

Career options

Salaries for UvA MSc Economics graduates are the highest of any discipline (SEO Amsterdam Economics, 2018).

Average time to find a job : 3 months
Average starting salary : € 2,840

After graduation you are ready for a successful career as a researcher or an expert in organisations such as:

  • commercial banks and national banksEuropean Central Bank, European Investment Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund
  • national governments
  • international organisations such as the EU
  • applied research institutes
  • (inter)nationally oriented consultancy firms

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Is the Master's in Economics for you?

Studying economics gives you an understanding of the world we live in and its inner workings. If you have a natural interest in what makes the world tick, you have a head start.

Economists analyse a situation, weigh up the evidence and draw various conclusions for policy action. A critical, analytical mind and the ability to think logically are crucial, as is having a way with numbers and an affinity for math.

Check out the entry requirements

Degree programme MSc Economics
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66401