About the Master of Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy

The Master in Applied Economics: Economic Policy has an international profile. Take a look at the study programme for an overview of all the courses.

If you meet the entry requirements and the language requirements, you can enrol for this one-year Master programme. 

Compulsory courses

All students enrolled on this Master programme take three compulsory courses:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Welfare Economics
  • Open-Economy Macroeconomics

Two modules

You choose one of the two following modules. This way, you can focus on very specific topics.

  • International Economics and Finance: this module has a strong focus on macro and international economics and (international) financial economics.
  • Economics of Public Policy Issues: this module focuses on the analysis of academic and relevant economic policy issues. This module focuses on aspects of efficiency in the study of significant economic and social problems (eg. inequality, health care, the labor market, unemployment…).

Master dissertation

The Master dissertation is the crowning piece of an academic Master curriculum.

Your Master dissertation demonstrates your in-depth knowledge of the foundations, structures and methodologies underpinning the Economic Policy programme.

Read some examples of Master dissertations written by our students

Application-oriented character

Although a good theoretical foundation remains necessary, in this course is chosen to emphasize explicitly the application-oriented character. You need to acquire the skills to apply the acquired knowledge, and not only on theoretical and analytical insight.

Accreditations and rankings