Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Become a policy expert in the heart of Europe

Want to acquire the expertise to handle a wide range of economic challenges policymakers face? And are you interested in the policies needed to deal with societal changes from technological advances, globalization, climate change or healthcare crises? 

If so, the Master of Science in Economic Policy is what you're looking for. In this one-year programme (60 ECTS credits), you'll gain a better understanding of the consequences of economic policies and learn to evaluate different policy options using state-of-the-art research methods.

​ Top-quality education

  • Our AACSB and EFMD-programme accreditations illlustrate high-quality teaching and research and offer international opportunities across all continents.
  • The Financial Times included the UAntwerp in the European Business School Ranking 2021.
  • The Master’s programme provides you with an interactive learning environment with easy access to your professors. 

Double Degree

If you're interested in Economic Policy, you can also look into the related double degree programme. This is a unique opportunity to study at two top universities and obtain two Master's degrees in two years' time. In the first year, you study Economics at Maastricht University, and in your second year Economic Policy in Antwerp.

Job opportunities

Graduates take up key positions in government agencies, both at the national and international levels, while others enroll for a PhD and pursue an academic career. Almost 90% of our alumni found a job within 6 months after graduation.

Thanks to the new orientation year, you can stay in Belgium for up to one year to find a job or start your own company. On average, we see that 1 in 3 students end up staying in Belgium.