Utrecht University

Multidisciplinary Economics, M.Sc.

The M.Sc. in Multidisciplinary Economics at Utrecht University provides a holistic view of the field of economics and its connections with sociology, politics or law. This Master’s programme will enable you to understand complex issues in economics and you will get involved in research projects and learn how to find solutions to real problems the society faces today.

About

During this two-year Research Master you will learn to cross the borders of economics into other scientific disciplines to provide sound research and applicable solutions to real-world problems.

The two-year Research Master in Multidisciplinary Economics was carefully designed to give you the specialised knowledge and expertise you need for a career in economics. Moreover, the multidisciplinary context will encourage you to look at complex economics issues from different perspectives and help you to apply that knowledge in academia, industry or government. "Next to the thorough coverage of economic methodology, the strong interdisciplinary content of the Master has enabled me to look at economic issues from different perspectives." - Cherry Muijsson, MSc graduate

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 50%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 5%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 50%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 5%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 96

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A BSc of a research university in Economics or in a related field. Applicants with a strong mathematical background are encouraged to apply, although it may be necessary to attend a preparatory course in economics;
  • A GPA of 3.4 or above (Dutch equivalent: 7.75 on a ten-point scale). Students with a GPA of 3.0-3.4 will also be considered for the MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics if they have a strong background in economics and additional experience in one of the programme’s related disciplines; and A minimum score of 80% on the quantitative section of the GRE General tests (Princeton Graduate Record Exam).
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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