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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Tinbergen Institute Mphil in Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

A unique programme with the best researchers and teachers from three leading schools of economics

 

Tinbergen Institute (TI) is the graduate school and research institute in economics, jointly operated by the faculties of economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The two-year TI Research Master is the entry point to fully paid PhD positions at the 3 faculties.

 

 

Discover your Economics: Tinbergen Institute Research programme

 

The TI research master is a selective programme, admitting annually 25-30 students. The high standards of the programme are guaranteed by the teaching staff, selected from among the best researchers of the three faculties participating in the institute, and by the internationally renowned experts who are invited to serve as guest lecturers in their fields of research. Research fellows are not only teaching in the programme but are also available for (PhD) thesis supervision.


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Tinbergen Institute Mphil in Economics

 The TI research master programme is the best way to start an academic career in economics, econometrics or finance

 

After the first year of thorough grounding in economics, econometrics and finance, the second year offers over 40 advanced specialization courses. Students are encouraged to check several options before choosing a research topic and a supervisor. Half of the second year is devoted to thesis research under expert supervision. In most cases, the master thesis supervisor continues as PhD thesis supervisor. A jumpstart of your PhD career!

 

 

The study programme includes three tracks: economics, econometrics and finance

 

The Research Master in Economics offers advanced courses and yields 120 EC. Current information on the study programme and all courses can be found here.

 

In the first year, all tracks offer rigorous training in the core subjects and tools of economics, econometrics and finance. Tinbergen Institute allows students to explore the research groups of three faculties in economics before they commit to work on a thesis with a specific advisor.

 

In the second year, students specialize in their choice from among the institute’s many fields of research through field course work and research master thesis research.

 

 

TI Lectures

 

TI organizes annual Lectures in economics, econometrics and finance where a world-class scholar teaches an intensive advanced small scale course on a topic that appeals to many of the institute’s students and fellows. Past lectures were taught by: Christopher Sims, Trevor Hastie, James A. Robinson, Guido W. Imbens, Pascaline Dupas, Serena Ng, Fatih Guvenen. Lectures are listed here.


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Tinbergen Institute Mphil in Economics

Students work with the best researchers and lecturers from the three leading Dutch universities in economics, econometrics and finance.

 

Once you graduate, you will:

 

  • Have a solid and comprehensive grasp of the latest approaches in economics, econometrics and finance.
  • Be able, initially under supervision, to write research papers for international peer reviewed journals.
  • Have ample opportunity to continue to a fully paid PhD position at one of the three participating schools of economics

 

 

Tinbergen Institute offers:

  • A unique graduate programme with the best researchers from three leading schools of economics
  • Generous funding to 1st and 2nd year students
  • More than 60 challenging courses in economics, econometrics and finance
  • Individual mentoring and intensive supervision by research fellows
  • Excellent  job market training and job placement prospects
  • A truly international, culturally diverse and dynamic community of 25-30 students a year
  • A professional and dedicated staff
  • Offices both in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam
  • Working spaces and computers for each student

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Tinbergen Institute Mphil in Economics

Admission to the Research Master programme in Economics programme is highly selective.

 

No more than 30 students are admitted to the programme each year. Admission is determined by a selection committee consisting of research fellows of the participating faculties. Criteria for admission are: a Bachelor’s degree (completed prior to starting the master programme); strong quantitative skills; an excellent command of English and a strong motivation to pursue an academic career. Please find the admission requirements and procedure here.


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Master

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15700 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Business & Economics

Degree

Master

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15700 EUR / year

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