Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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In this one-year, English-taught Master's programme in Economics, you will analyse and evaluate government policy and management.

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
The MSc in Economic Policy deals with complex societal issues, with a focus on the role of government policies, ranging from the organisation of care and the provision of social insurance to policies of sustainable growth. You will learn to apply modern economics to questions relating to labour market reform, inequality, the future of education and health care, energy transition and sustainable economic growth.

You will take courses that combine economic theory with socio-economic policy-making in a small group of students representing diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity helps to create a learning environment that encourages intense discussion and interaction.

"The initial core modules are challenging, but covered important economic theories and techniques. This is built on with constant reference to real-world situations and implications throughout the year, making it all the more engaging. The teaching staff, who are open and extremely proficient in English, have extensive professional experience. Courses didn't just cover economic measurement and analysis, but also policy design, implementation and review."-John Appleton (MSc graduate United Kingdom)

Waarom aan de UU?

The statement 'the real-world perspective' summarizes Utrecht University School of Economics' mission. It indicates a strong awareness of the complex socio-economic reality: human behaviour is not always 'rational' and markets are not always in equilibrium. Institutions are important in understanding economic dynamics and so are the dimensions of time and space. The real world perspective leads to a multidisciplinary-economics approach.
  • Analyse topical issues in depth

In order to prepare you fully for the job market, you will explore important topics such as the key concepts of public finance, active labour market policies and sustainable economic growth.

  • Pay special attention to questions around sustainable growth and development in public policy

One of the main challenges for the future is how to make the transition to sustainability, not only in terms of use of natural resources, but also with respect to the institutional framework of society, e.g. the tax-and-transfer system and the issue of sustainable finance. The insights of behavioural economics are used to improve public policy decision-making.

  • Be part of a small, international community

The high staff-to-student ratio in tutorials encourages close interaction between you, your peers, and your professors and lecturers in this highly international programme.

  • Learn from active and experienced professionals

Our tutors and academics have significant professional experience as researchers, advisors and consultants.


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opbouwThe Master's in Economic Policy starts every year in September. The academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1 runs from September to January and semester 2 runs from February to June.

Each semester is divided into two periods. The academic year consists of eight courses worth 5 EC each, two courses worth 2,5 EC each and a Master's thesis worth 15 EC. A short break is taken over Christmas.
Please have a look at the website of Economic Policy for the most up to date study schedule.
Public Economics and Policy
5 EC
Public Risk Management
5 EC
Policy Competition in an International World
5 EC
Research Project onderzoek
5 EC
Choice of Electives keuzevak
10 EC
Thesis afstuderen
15 EC
Policy Analysis
2.5 EC
Professional Skills
2.5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
30% theorie
30% praktijk
case study, oral presentation, research project, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study
Graduates are educated to be well-rounded economists able to work on an academic level, conduct scientific research and contribute to economic policy-making.
exchange programs
  • - Nederland
    Zie bijlage!

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelorA BSc in either Economics or in Economics and Business Economics (although we particularly recommend that you have completed a course in Labour Economics) or a BA in another subject and a sufficient knowledge of economics (pre-master).

estimated monthly costs

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336kamerhuur in Utrechtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1204totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


39 studenten volgen deze opleiding
44% daarvan is vrouw
11 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
27% daarvan is vrouw
30945 studenten aan de Universiteit Utrecht
59% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Utrecht

66691studenten studerend
31446studenten woonachtig   
€ 336gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
18 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Economic Policy aan de Universiteit Utrecht is beoordeeld door 25 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Throughout the MSc in Economic Policy courses, you will have a number of opportunities to speak with professional economists, receive their insights and advice, and build up a professional network. The study association ECU'92 organises regular career events, where you have a chance to speak with potential employers.
In addition, U.S.E. often invites practicing economists to lead meetings and discussion groups. You may also wish to take on an external research internship, an excellent way to gain experience and make contacts. If you are interested in an internship, it is a good idea to talk about it with your teachers: they will be happy to offer advice, introduce you to their academic and professional networks, and help you find a placement in your area of interest.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

In previous years, graduates from this programme have found positions at:

government agencies;
pension funds;
insurance companies;
economic consultancy firms;
research institutes.

Potentiële beroepen

beleidsmedewerker economische zaken
business development manager
commercieel directeur
commissaris nv, bv
economisch adviseur
financieel directeur
hoofd economische zaken
hoogleraar economie
sales- en marketingmanager
universitair (hoofd)docent economie
wetenschappelijk onderzoeker economie
bron: UWV


T: 030 2532670
Drs. Huub Klein Schiphorst


T: +31 (0)30 253 42
Meer informatie?
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