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MScEconomics, Behaviour and Policy

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

More information

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ru.nl/..ers/economics-behaviour-and-policy 

Overview

How to make smarter, more effective economic policy? Looking at psychology and sociology in economic theory and policy design will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Master’s specialisation Economics, Behaviour and Policy: something for you?

- Learn to make smarter, more effective policy, based on behavioural economics, sociology, public choice and psychology.
- Work on current economic policy issues.
- Instead of focusing on a single domain, you study a broad spectrum of policy issues.
- Interact with your professors in small seminar groups.

Programme structure

This one-year programme has a course load of 60 EC*. Each module is worth 6 EC and the Master’s Thesis is worth 18 EC. The structure is presented here.

Career opportunities

In this programme you will learn to make smarter, more effective policy, based on behavioural economics and psychology. The recent rise of Behavioural Insights Teams across Europe and the world has resulted in a demand for the skills offered in this programme. You will be provided with a toolbox filled with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle a whole array of economic problems, ranging from the role of consumers in a complex economy, through policy impacting on the decisions of firms, to analysis of the government’s role in economic policy.

The graduates of this programme devise behaviour-informed policies and learn to analyse critically which solutions are most likely to work in a specific economic and social context. They regularly find employment in government as well as business. Your career prospects are broad. The graduates are active as policymakers for government and semi-government organisations, in ministries, national banks, NGOs, think tanks, the UN and the EU, as well as national and international labour organisations, or work as consultants in the industry.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States