Economics (MPhil)

2 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
Abgeschlossenes Bachelorstudium oder vergleichbarer Studienabschluss
Informationen zu Studiengebühren
Application deadline: 1 May (1 April if you want to use the housing options of the VU)
Worum geht's im Studium

A unique programme with the best researchers and teachers from three leading schools of economics
The two-year Research Master in Economics is a unique programme for students who wish to pursue a PhD. The programme provides selective, high quality education in the field of economics, econometrics and finance. If your ambitions are focused on an academic career in economics, econometrics or finance, then this Research Master is ideal for you. Not only does it teach you to carry out independent scientific research, but it also provides an excellent stepping stone to fully paid PhD positions at excellent universities.

TI MPhil programme:the best way to start an academic career in economics, econometrics or finance
Tinbergen Institute is regularly reviewed by an international committee as part of the accreditation process of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In the concluding remarks of its 2010 report, the international peer review committee praised TI’s MPhil programme: “We examined course content, quality of teaching, quality of student selection and student satisfaction. In all aspects of our assessment, we found the programmes to be of an excellent international standard. The success rates for MPhil graduates are high.”

Student receive a lot in return from Tinbergen Institute
TI’s graduate programme provides generous funding, intensive supervision by research fellows, over 60 challenging courses, excellent job market training and job placement prospects, and a truly international classroom and experience: approximately 70% of our students come from outside the Netherlands (South America, China, and from all over Europe).

TI is a close-knit, international, culturally diverse and dynamic community of 25-30 students a year with a professional and dedicated staff. TI has offices both in Amsterdam and Rotterdam with state-of-the-art facilities. We provide working space and computers to each student. TI admits only the best and brightest students to its research master program. Please join us if you are creative, inquisitive, hard-working, independent, and mathematically skilled and have a great deal of academic ambition.

The Tinbergen Institute
The research master programme is run by the Tinbergen Institute, a school for research and graduate education run jointly by the schools of economics of the VU University Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and University of Amsterdam (UvA). The Institute was named after Jan Tinbergen, the Dutch Nobel Prize laureate in Economics (1969).

Career prospects
Stepping Stone for an Academic Career
This two-year Research Master's program is an excellent stepping stone for PhD research and training. Most students who successfully complete the TI's Master of Philosophy in Economics obtain a PhD position at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the VU University or at one of the other participating faculties. The MPhil in Economics prepares students to pursue a PhD. For those students aiming at careers in consultancy or policy advice, the MPhil also offers an excellent foundation.

After your PhD, the world is your proverbial oyster. Students may land a top job in academics, in government, or at an international organization. Over 550 TI PhD alumni have taken up positions at universities all over the world and work in leading positions at:

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

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Study Advisor
Tel: 020 -598 6116

VU University Amsterdam - Campus
De Boelelaan 1105 
1081 HV Amsterdam
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