Specialise with a Master's degree
A Master’s programme enables you to gain advanced knowledge and engage in experience-based learning. The specialised knowledge and experience gained are assets in the job market, that help you climb the career ladder. Our follow-on Master’s programme aligns seamlessly with your Bachelor’s programme.
Did you take a minor in a specific discipline during your Bachelor's? If so, you may be eligible for admission to the Master's programmes relating to that discipline. For some of these, certain admission requirements apply.
The Master's in Econometrics (MSc) deals with statistical modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using economic and financial time series data. Unravel economic complexities in data, theories and markets. Become fluent in the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods. In this Master's, you can choose from 4 tracks.
Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance
Specialise further in actuarial science, by taking the 1-year, English-language Master's programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance. In this programme, you can choose from 2 tracks: the General track (preparing you for the post-Master’s programme) or the Quantitative Risk Management track (preparing you for a career in risk management).
In this 1-year academic Master’s programme you learn to conduct research in business economics subjects. Choose from 2 top-level tracks: Managerial Economics and Strategy or Neuroeconomics.
Entrepreneurship (joint degree VU and UvA)
During this exciting Master’s programme you learn how to turn opportunities into action. Thinking and feeling like an entrepreneur benefits your career as employee or business owner. This is a joint degree of VU Amsterdam and UvA.
Meet our alumnus Tom, he studied the Bachelor’s and the Master's in Econometrics and is currently Head of Product at a company named Buildingblocks. How did he experience the transition to the labour market?
Where do our graduates work?
As an econometrician you can work for a variety of employers, including:
- government ministries
- Dutch Central Bank
- CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
- Statistics Netherlands
- consultancies (marketing, data science, business analytics, big data, finance)
- pension funds or insurance companies
- or start up your own firm
Source: UvA Economics and Business alumni survey
Career preparation during your Bachelor's
The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) offers various opportunities to develop your professional skills, gain experience and build connections to prepare you for your career. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you improve your valuable skills.
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. A selection of the offerings include:
- 'EBCC Invites'. Here, professionals share insights about their careers and how they reached their current positions.
- Workshops to help you develop professional skills.
- Workshops to guide you through the Dutch job market.
- Workshops that concentrate on developing practical application skills.
Additionally, numerous other major career events are organised where you can connect with future employers. Think of the Career month junior, the Amsterdam career days, de FSA profession days, the International Finance Days, the Amsterdam Marketing event and the Amsterdam Recruitment event.
What are the career prospects?
The career prospects for both econometricians and actuaries are very good. They are both in high demand. If you want to become a fully qualified recognised econometrician or actuary, you can specialise with a Master’s degree in Econometrics or Actuarial science and Mathematical Finance.
Does the UvA organise networking events?
The VSAE (study association for all students of Actuarial Science and Econometrics) organises many study-related events and projects. Throughout the year they organise multiple career events in which you can have personal conversations with recruiters and participate in workshops.
Where can I find more information about possible internships?
You can find all information on the website of our Economics and Business Career Centre. Or you can have a look at their frequently asked questions.