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Research Master: Tinbergen Institute Master of Philosophy in Economics

Master of Science in Economics (MSc)

Prepare yourself. Work with top researchers from the best Dutch universities at the renowned Tinbergen Institute (TI). Reach for the highest standards in a lively setting, and go on to do a PhD at TI.

Start at the top and go higher. Get the best of the three top Dutch universities in one programme: a researchmaster in economics, econometrics, and finance. Get the latest in economic theory and empirical economics. It is the graduate school and research institute of the economics departments at EUR, the University of Amsterdam, and the VU University Amsterdam. Fully 70% of the students come from abroad. The quality of its faculty is second to none. Take in lectures by internationally renowned experts. Take advantage of the small scale of the institute, of the buzz in the hallways.

After your PhD, the world is your oyster. Land a top job in the academy, in government, at an international organisation (e.g., the World Bank), or in management.

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Why study a Research Master in Economics in Rotterdam?

Why a Research Master in Economics?
  • Top lecturers
  • An extensive range of field courses
  • Individual mentoring
  • Good funding opportunities

Career opportunities Research Master in Economics

Career opportunities Research Master in Economics

The MPhil offers excellent preparation for further study and research leading to a PhD. The Tinbergen Institute’s 450 PhD alumni have taken up positions at universities all over the
world, but can also be found in influential positions in:

  • Government ministries
  • The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
  • The Dutch Central Bank
  • The World Bank
  • The European Commission
  • The International Monetary Fund
  • Larger enterprises and consultancy firms

Education objectives Research Master in Economics

Education objectives Research Master in Economics

Once you graduate, you will:

  • Have a solid and comprehensive grasp of the latest approaches in economics, econometrics and finance.
  • Be able, initially under supervision, to write research papers for international peer reviewed journals.

Curriculum Research Master in Economics

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The first year of the research master offers rigorous training in the core subjects and tools of economics, econometrics and finance. In the second year, students specialize in their choice from the institute's many fields of research through field course work and MPhil thesis research. Students who perform well in the MPhil program are invited to transfer to the three-year PhD program. Students in the PhD program typically spend most or all of their time on research.

Mode of education Research Master in Economics

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In the first year of the MPhil program students have to complete core courses, field courses and a seminar series. Attendance of courses and seminars is mandatory.  In the seminar series research fellows introduce themselves and their research interests. These seminars allow students to explore potential supervisors and fields of specialization. In the second year of the MPhil program, students have to complete 30 ECTS of specialized coursework.

Target audience Research Master in Economics

Target audience Research Master in Economics Only hard-working and very talented students are admitted to the research master programme in Economics, where their fascination for the world of economics, econometrics and finance is satiated. This research masters is the stepping stone towards a PhD in Economics. If you genuinely wish to contribute to the fundamental discourse in Economics, you’d do well to apply.

Admission criteria Research Master in Economics

Admission criteria Research Master in Economics The MPhil program is a selective program that is geared towards excellent students who want to pursue a PhD in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute. Admissions are highly selective and competitive. A maximum of around 30 students may enrol each year. Students are selected by the institute's Admission Board in a rigorous and careful process.

Application Research Master in Economics

Application Research Master in Economics
  1. Bachelor's diploma, preferably in economics, econometrics, mathematics, or physics.
  2. Recent GRE results.
  3. TOEFL 600/250/100; IELTS 7.
  4. Letter of intent.
  5. 2 letters of recommendation.

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Specialisation Research Master in Economics

Tinbergen Institute offers one MPhil program with three specialisations (tracks): one in economics, one in econometrics and one in finance. The finance track  s sponsored by the Duisenberg school of finance. The three tracks have the same structure, institutions and regulations. All tracks provide access to a three-year PhD track.

Master specialisation (track) Full-time Part-time
Economics Full-time n/a
Econometrics Full-time n/a
Full-time n/a

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