About the Master of Economic Policy

The Master in Economic Policy has a very international profile, and focuses on policy-related scientific research. The two modules allow you to shape the programme according to your interests. 

 During the programme, you will have plenty of opportunities to integrate practical experience into your education: write a Master's thesis, follow guest lectures, take part in a Career Development Track, etc. 

Once you've obtained your degree, you'll find that Economic Policy graduates are in high demand on the job market. Find out where our alumni work.

What does the programme look like?

In this Master's programme, you can choose one of two modules. Each of the modules has a set curriculum.  

Compulsory courses

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

  • Applied Welfare Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Research Methods in Economics

Two modules

You have a choice between two modules:

  • Public Policy: this module focuses on public policies in, for example, labor, environment, health, inequality, and education, emphasizing both efficiency and equity.
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets: this module focuses on monetary policy, public finance, financial regulation, and financial economics

Find out more in this video.

Master's Thesis

The Master’s Thesis is the crowning piece of an academic Master curriculum. In your Master’s Thesis, you demonstrate your in-depth knowledge of the foundations, structures, and methodologies underpinning the Economic Policy program.

Read some of the Master's Thesis written by our students


Evidence-based approach

We build on the latest academic insights and up-to-date research methods and provide you with evidence-based policy analyses and the ability to design policy solutions for a complex and continuously changing environment.

Practical information

Ready to become a Master in Economic Policy?

Great! If you meet the entry and language requirements, you can enrol for this one-year Master's programme. As a student from within the European Economic Area, you can apply for the academic year 2021-2022 until 15 May 2021. For students outside the EEA, the application deadline has passed. If you live within the Benelux, you have time to enrol until 1 October 2021. For the academic year 2022 - 2023, applications start as of December 1st 2021.