Study programme

Economics: International Economics and Globalisation

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret choosing the International Economics and Globalisation track of the Economics Master’s programme in Amsterdam.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0.5 US credits). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three blocks. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester 

In the first block you will acquire an advanced understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track; in the second part of the first semester you will study in the first three specialisation courses.

Second semester 

In the first block of the second semester you will specialise further by attending two specialisation courses. You choose one elective course out of two courses from other tracks, namely Public Finance & Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth.

At the same time, you will prepare yourself for your thesis, which you will complete in the last part of the second semester.

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The Master's thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. You will receive guidance from an Amsterdam School of Economics researcher who has in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Internships and exchange

Students who have completed the curriculum of the International Economics and Globalisation track will have the possibility of doing an internship or participate in an exchange programme. This  gives students a unique opportunity to experience the Dutch and international labour markets. Most students do an internship abroad.

Published by  Economics and Business

20 September 2017