What does this study entail?
Are you interested in issues relating to econometrics, but do you also aim to develop a broader academic horizon? Together, Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus School of Philosophy offer a Double bachelor in Econometrics and Philosophy of Econometrics to enable you to complete two entire bachelor programmes in just four years. Our students obtain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Econometrics and Operations Research and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline.
On the one hand the econometrics part of the programme aims to help you become truly internationally minded with important skills to analyse and solve problems in the field of econometrics.
On the other hand you will develop philosophical skills such as logical reasoning and the ability to express yourself clearly in writing. You will learn about philosophical problems and ethical issues, and you will gain knowledge about the history and basic assumptions of the academic discipline of econometrics.
Is this the right programme for you?
Is this the right choice for you?
Would you like to examine current economic issues from both a philosophical and a mathematical angle? Are you up for the challenge to define modern day reality through models and through reasoning based on the great thinkers of the past? In that case you will enjoy this demanding programme.
The following traits will stand you in good stead to be successful:
- You are a critical thinker
- Advanced mathematics does not faze you
- Approaching the academic field of Econometrics from a different perspective appeals to you
- You feel comfortable working in English
- You want to distinguish yourself from your fellow students
Why study Econometrics and Philosophy in Rotterdam?
Rotterdam is a vibrant, multicultural city that is at the forefront of exciting developments in industry, logistics, science, culture and architecture. It is also the place where modern Econometrics was born at the acclaimed Econometric Institute, cofounded in 1956 by Nobel laureate Jan Tinbergen. Taking the Double bachelor Econometrics and Philosophy enables you to deepen and broaden your knowledge of classical and modern philosophy. Students who have chosen a double degree often comment that the fact that the schedules are well coordinated and the way the university smoothes any potential problems stemming from following two programmes simultaneously, make this option truly unique.
Here you will find:
- A unique combination of theory and practice
- Intensive individual academic support
- An opportunity for profound thinking about issues in today’s fast-paced society
- An international classroom and cosmopolitan atmosphere.