MSc Econometrics
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
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The Master of Science in Econometrics is a multidisciplinary one-year programme that provides a balanced and rigorous training in quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. The programme consists of advanced courses in both mathematical economics and econometrics.

Mathematical economics deals with mathematical modelling of such market phenomena as price adjustment processes. Econometrics deals with statistical modelling, estimation and testing of economic models using economic and financial time series data.

Upon completion of the Master‘s programme, students will have obtained a sufficient level of academic expertise to read major academic journals in Economics. They will also be able to apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods, supported by modern software packages such as E-Views and OX, to the exploration and analysis of problems in economics and finance

Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) specialises in providing students with the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise that they will need in the business world and public sector alike. Many of the lecturers in the Master of Econometrics are researchers at the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE), one of the ten research programmes of which is dedicated to Econometrics. Approximately 30 students currently participate in the ASE's English-taught international PhD programme. A number of internal and external economics-related research institutes are affiliated with the ASE, enriching research and career opportunities for students in the Master's programme.

Top 5 reasons to study here

The Faculty of Economics and Business:

  • has an excellent reputation
  • has a diverse international student body
  • is surrounded by many multinational firms and organisations
  • has low tuition fees for EU students
  • has a central location in the multicultural city of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and the world's most multi-cultural city. Its population of 750,000 inhabitants contains 177 nationalities, more than New York City. It is a centre of culture, commerce and entertainment and the faculty's central location means students have every opportunity to enjoy student life.

Rankings and reputation

The University of Amsterdam offers a world class education:

  • 58 in the world and 1st in the Netherlands (QS World University Rankings 2013)
  • in top 50 of Social Sciences Universities (Times Higher Education rankings 2011)
  • member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), exclusive network of renowned research universities
  • member of Universitas 21, network of 24 leading research-intensive universities in 16 countries
  • The school of Economics is ranked 44th for the disciplines Economics & Econometrics (QS World University Rankings 2011)

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