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voltijd master DDM International Development Economics - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

DDM International Development Economics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Study international development economics in Groningen and Gottingen and learn how technological developments have made it possible for businesses to restructure production processes globally.

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typedouble degree, 120 EC
start1 september
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opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
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In the double degree master’s with the University of Göttingen (Germany), you will obtain specialized knowledge of international markets and the global interconnections between national economies. You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to issues of development policy and to communicate effectively with researchers, policymakers and practitioners on development issues.

In Groningen, you follow the MSc Economic Development and Globalization. Here, you will learn about societally relevant topics and how they are related to the world of economics. You will also gain valuable skills in international trade, international finance and banking, policy analysis, and more. Also, you learn to analyze economic data, assess policy options, make economic development strategies, and provide recommendations to policymakers. In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise of researchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. You will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that are specifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way.

By following the programmes in Göttingen and Groningen, you will graduate with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of global economic policy and business organizations.

Waarom aan de RUG?

  • You can earn two Master's degrees by studying in Groningen and at a top university abroad - Gottingen University in only two years. A unique combination to learn how to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to specific issues of development in a globalizing world.
  • This double degree master's focuses relatively strongly on the economic development of low-income countries and a more microeconomic perspective on inequality, poverty and growth.
  • The programme in Groningen takes an interdisciplinary approach, integrating economics, environmental research, policy analysis, and technological developments. This broad perspective prepares you to tackle complex, real-world problems. Explore the ethical dilemmas and consequences associated with economic development and globalization, including issues related to sustainability, social justice, and human rights. You will address global challenges and topics that are related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and work towards solutions to make a positive change.
  • Our alumni have the opportunity to engage in high-level research activities of international organizations (such as the OECD in Paris, Conference Board in New York, and the ILO in Geneva) and national organizations (such as the Dutch Central Bank and The Netherlands' Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis).
  • The programme in Groningen has been internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS, ensuring a high-quality education, which only 1% of universities reach worldwide.


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1e jaar You start the programme in Göttingen, studying the MSc in International Economics (specialization Development Economics) at Georg August Universität Göttingen in Germany.

An important strength of Georg August University is its research programme on poverty, inequality, and growth. The strength of this research programme is clearly reflected in the quality of teaching in the field of micro-economic development studies.
Study at GAU, Göttingen
60 EC
2e jaar You will spend the second year in Groningen. You learn about topics like international trade, growth, and development economics and apply these theories to real-world problems. Using data and research findings, you are able to understand the role of globalization on sustainable business practices, why governments come up with certain policies, and how they can benefit one country but disadvantage another.
MSc Economic Development and Globalization
60 EC


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study guidance
Studying means working independently and planning your studies yourself. But successful studying depends on many different factors, so it is understandable that you may need to consult an impartial expert to discuss your study progress and personal circumstances that influence your studies. The faculty's study advisors are available to help you. Obviously, everything discussed with the study advisor remains confidential.
study abroad
Our double degree partner is Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen, Germany, a university with a long tradition. It has hosted several world-famous scientists, such as Albert Einstein, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Niels Bohr.


Toelating en kosten


1 september 2024

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2024
wettelijk tarief : € 2530 (€1265 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 19900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 20800


To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Administration,Business Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see:

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office:

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De stad


The Economics and Business Faculty association (EBF) is the faculty association for all students studying at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.
The EBF is your partner during your time in Groningen by organising events that support you with your studies and help you prepare for your future career.
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Make the most of your master by getting to know your fellow students and prepare for your future career.


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1/5 RUG
DDM International Development Economics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/5 RUG
DDM Central-East European Economies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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3/5 RUG
Economic Development and Globalization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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4/5 RUG
DDM Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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5/5 RUG
DDM International Business and Finance
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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NAN% vrouw
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The courses in Göttingen and Groningen share a strong focus on empirical methods and approaches. As a consequence, graduates of this double degree master's are fully equipped for a career in national, international, multinational or transnational institutions and enterprises. As a graduate, your degree will be highly valued in the labour market.

Potentiële beroepen

academic researcher at a university or international research institution
business consultant with an internationally operating consultancy firm
international economist or strategy expert in a multinational corporation
staff member with an (inter)national governmental organisation, such as i.m.f., world bank, oecd, wto, ecb, asian development bank or the ec
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Dr. Andreas Steiner

DDM programme coordinator

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