|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|University website:||Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy|
Become an expert in Economic Policy and obtain a Master’s degree at the University of Antwerp in just one year! You’ll be part of an inclusive and forward-thinking university, that scores extremely well in several rankings. Your professors' academic knowledge and personal approach will ensure you receive the highest quality of education. Our strategic location, only 45 min from Brussels, puts you in close proximity to several of Europe’s biggest institutions like the European Parliament, NATO and the European Commission.
Become an economic policy expert in one year
Do you want to acquire the expertise to deal with a wide range of economic problems policymakers face?
Do you like to learn what economic policies are required to deal with societal challenges from technological advances, globalization, climate change, global imbalances, and financial and economic crises?
If you are motivated to become an economic policy expert, our Master’s in Economic Policy at Antwerp University is perfect for you. In this one-year Master programme, you will:
gain a better understanding of the consequences of economic policies
learn to evaluate different policy options using state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods.
The Master in Economic Policy has an international profile, and focuses on policy-related scientific research. All students follow compulsory courses in Applied Welfare Economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics and Research Methods in Economics. Besides those courses, you can choose one of two modules that allow you to tailor the programme according to your interests.
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.
Our alumni find jobs in consultancy, banking, insurance, and industrial and commercial corporations. Graduates take up key positions in government agencies, both at the national and international levels, while others enroll for a PhD and pursue an academic career.
Choosing to study at the University of Antwerp means choosing a top-quality education.
The Faculty of Business and Economics is AACSB and EFMD accredited, which illustrates our high-quality teaching and research and offers our students a range of international opportunities on all continents.
The Financial Times included the University of Antwerp in the best European Business Schools ranking.
The Master’s programme provides you with an interactive learning environment with easy access to your professors.
NEW: Double Degree
As of 2021/22, the University of Antwerp is hosting its first Double Degree together with Maastricht University (Netherlands). A Double Degree programme gives you the unique opportunity to study at two top universities and obtain 2 Master's degrees while doing so. In your first year, you study Economics in Maastricht, and in your second year Economic Policy in Antwerp.