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Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy, Master

University of Antwerp, Belgium

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MasterFull-time1 yearSeptemberEUR 1116 per yearEUR 5800 per year

About Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy, Master - at University of Antwerp

Ready to make an actual impact?

As the world faces issues like climate change, inequality, sustainability, and financial and healthcare crises, there has never been a greater need for skilled economic policymakers. With the one-year Master's of Economic Policy (60 ECTS credits), you can become that expert.

Through our program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of economic policies and learn to evaluate different policy options using cutting-edge economic theory and research methods. With this knowledge, you'll be ready to tackle the challenges of the future.

And the best part?

You'll be studying right in the heart of Europe, just a 45 minute train-ride away from the headquarters of NATO, the European Commission, and much more. So not only will you be getting a world-class education, but you'll also have countless opportunities to network and gain real-world experience.

Rankings and accreditations

Our AACSB, EQUIS and EFMD-programme accreditations illustrate high-quality teaching, and offer international opportunities across all continents.

The UAntwerp is ranked 161st in the Times Higher Education 2024, and 248th in the QS World Ranking 2024. Besides that, the university scores highly in several Young University Rankings, being ranked 7th in the ??Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2023.

The Financial Times included our Faculty in the European Business School Ranking 2022, praising our high value for money.

Job opportunities

Graduates take up key positions in government agencies, both on national and international levels, while others pursue an academic career. Almost 90% of our alumni found a job within 6 months after graduation.

Thanks to the orientation year, international students can stay in Belgium for up to one year to find a job or start a company.

Double degree

A double degree programme is a unique opportunity to study attwo top universities and obtain two Master's degrees in two years' time. In the first year, you study Economics at Maastricht University, and in your second year Economic Policy in Antwerp.

About the programme

The Master of Economic Policy has an international profile, and focuses on policy-related scientific research. The two modules allow you to shape the programme according to your interests.

During the programme, you'll have plenty of opportunities to integrate practical experience by following guest lectures, taking part in a Career Development Track, attending job fairs, etc.


Besides the four compulsory courses, you can choose one of two modules. Each has a set curriculum.

Compulsory courses

  • Applied Welfare Economics
  • Macroeconomic policy
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Research Methods in Economics

Two modules

You have a choice between:

  • 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

Master's Thesis

The Master's Thesis is the crowning piece of an academic Master curriculum. Here, you demonstrate your in-depth knowledge of the foundations, structures, and methodologies underpinning the Economic Policy program.

Read some previous examples of Master's thesis written by our students?

Evidence-based approach

We build on the latest academic insights and up-to-date research methods, to provide you with evidence-based policy analyses and the ability to design policy solutions for a complex, continuously changing environment.

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Notes about fees for this course

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the Master of Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy can be found here.

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