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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?

Discover the MSc Economics programme and tracks

In this Master's programme, you can choose one of our 6 tracks.

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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. Pre-Master's
    If you need to complement your prior education to meet the entry requirements for a university Master’s degree, you can take our pre-Master’s programme. This will allow you full access to our Master's upon completion.
  4. Stand out for future employers
    With the Honours programme you can challenge yourself even more and enhance your CV.
  5. Interactive hybrid learning
    You will enjoy mastering knowledge at the highest level through our blended learning teaching method.
'Really dare to ask critical questions'

Get tips on your future career from our MSc Economics alumnus Sil and his experience as a Data Science Trainee at the Rabobank.

Specialise in the field of your interest

You can create a study programme that perfectly fits your interest. Beside general courses and track courses, you have the option to do an internship, or study abroad. If you are ambitious and ready to put in some extra work, you can participate in our Honours programme Economics. You will finish this Master's programme with a thesis.

Career prospects

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.
Time to find a job

3 months

Average starting salary

€3,000

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.

'It teaches you hard and soft skills'

Alumna Anouk Roethof: 'I chose the UvA because it is the only university in the Netherlands with an MSc in Economics that perfectly blends my 2 passions: economics and policy analysis. It's a challenging programme, that teaches you hard and soft skills.'

Facts & Figures
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
Location Roeterseiland campus