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MSc Economics (Development Economics Track)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

16350 EUR
2006 EUR
2006 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Economics and Business
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)600

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About this course

The Master of Science in Economics has a strong international emphasis and offers a wide range of specialisations ranging from theoretical to applied. The programme in Economics provides students with an advanced level of understanding of the economics core (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) in combination with an upper-advanced level of understanding in their chosen specialisation.

The Development Economics track of the Master’s programme in Economics gives students the in-depth knowledge and expertise to help spur growth in developing economies. They learn how to shape emerging markets, formulate their balanced and critical views on matters of policy and discover complex interdependencies. 


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Eligibility Criteria

Please read all the requirements carefully. In the online application you will be asked to upload proof of all mentioned requirements.

  • Academic Bachelor's degree
  • English language proficiency
  • GRE
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Referee

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Course Modules

First semester 

In the first period students acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics:

  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics.

in the second part of the first semester they enroll in the first three specialisation courses.

Second semester 

In the first period of the second semester they specialise further by attending two specialisation courses. They follow courses such as:

  • Impact Evaluation: Development & Public Policy
  • Microeconomics for Development
  • Experimental Economics, Globalisation
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Development.

At the same time students will prepare themselves for their thesis which they will complete in the last part of the second semester.

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How to Apply

Please make sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Check the entry requirements
  • Register in Studielink
  • Start your application
  • Pay the tuition fee after admission

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