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Economics of Public Policy and Management

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The MSc in Economics of Public Policy and Management deals with issues such as social welfare, inequality, and the role of the government.

Economists play an essential part in public policy-making today. Those with the skills, expertise and multidisciplinary perspectives to understand complex economic issues around public policy - in areas like taxation, emigration, the environment and social welfare - are sought-after by public and private organisations. And the MSc Economics of Public Policy & Management provides you with the latest theory and perspectives arising at the meeting-point of economics and societal concerns. This one-year MSc is taught by leading experts whose research and practice combine economics with the social sciences. They will challenge you to think in a multidimensional way throughout your core courses (like empirical economics and public risk management) and your electives (like tax policy and energy & environmental economics), leading to your final thesis. 

'I now work as a junior consultant at Ecorys, an international research and consultancy company. My employer was delighted to find out how many topics I covered during the MSc - it's been an enormous help in my career, and I find myself using the knowledge and skills that I gained daily.'- Mathijn Wilkens, alumnus.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Personal motivation

To be considered for admission, applicants should either have a BSc in Economics with sufficient knowledge of social sciences or a BSc in Social Sciences with sufficient knowledge of economics. The latter implies that the applicant should at least have su

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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