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Economics

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?

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. Stand out for future employers
    With the Honours programme you can challenge yourself even more and enhance your CV.
  5. Online education complimenting offline
    You will enjoy mastering knowledge at the highest level through our blended learning teaching method.

'UvA puts you into contact with companies'

Watch Orlando's review of the MSc in Economics: 

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. If you are ambitious and ready to put in some extra work, you can participate in our MSc Economics Honours programme.

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Fellow students are very open and internationally-oriented. Although our field of study might seem competitive, the atmosphere has always been cooperative and friendly. Laura Schreiber, track International Economics and Globalisation

UvA Master's in Economics elevator pitch

Take 90 seconds to find out why you should study MSc Economics at the University of Amsterdam:

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 gross
Salary MSc Economics graduates

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

  • commercial banks and national banks;
  • European 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.

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.

Economics
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