Satisfaction! The programme Urban, Port and Transport Economics lived up to all my expectations of a masters specialization in economics.
Why I chose Urban, Port and Transport Economics?
After my bachelor Economics in Amsterdam I was looking for a master that covered more than just the mainstream economics, finance or marketing courses that we all have experienced during our bachelors. That’s when I came across Urban, Port and Transport Economics. The master specialisation Urban, Port and Transport Economics is unique in its kind. As part of the applied economics department it is less theoretically focussed and really about applying economic reasoning and analytics to a broad range of tangible topics.
In the first block you will deepen your knowledge of the relevant quantitative methods. More specifically this includes the spatial dimension that is present in the Urban, Port and Transport field. There after I completely focused on all urban related courses. Topics that have been discussed ranged from public investments in sport venues to the role of the creative class in urban regeneration to place (de)marketing.
Besides the great course offer, the master relies on a highly qualified and passionate teaching staff and an international student base. I would also strongly recommend you to join Transito; the master’s study association. As part of the board I was able to get the most out of my studies. If your looking for a programme that you can tailor to your needs and interests, consider Urban, Port and Transport Economics!