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Econometrics: Free Track

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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In the Free track of the Econometrics Master's programme, you'll choose your own path in econometrics. It leaves you to pick the intellectual challenges you desire from all the econometrics tracks.

The varied and flexible structure of the Master's programme in Econometrics means you can focus on the topics that interest you most. The programme provides you with the skills, expertise and techniques required to apply robust statistical methods to explore the topics, research and issues associated with this discipline. Besides the Free track, the programme offers four more tracks from which you can choose one to specialise in:

* Big Data Business Analytics: study correlations between data flows for predictive purposes and apply game theory to social media and the internet.
* Econometrics: emphasises quantitative techniques for microeconometric and macroeconometric analysis.
* Financial Econometrics: focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to financial models and time series.
* Mathematical Economics: emphasises mathematical modelling of economic and financial markets.

Combining this programme with a Mathematical MSc for a double degree is also possible. By the end of the Master's programme, you will be able to apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods using modern software packages for the analysis of problems in economics and finance.


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae with their application form.


Many of the lecturers in the Master of Econometrics are researchers at the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE), one of the ten research programmes that are dedicated to Econometrics. A number of economics-related research institutes are affiliated with the ASE, enriching research and career opportunities for ASE students.


20 EC mandatory Master's courses (Advanced Econometrics 1 and 2, Game Theory and General Equilibrium Theory)
15 EC Master's courses from the list of Master's courses MSc in Econometrics
10 EC Electives
15 EC Master's thesis

job perspective

In the Master's in Econometrics programme, you receive high quality training in the quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. The valuable knowledge, understanding, professional experience and expertise you acquire translate into worthy job prospects. Salaries for graduates in econometrics are substantially higher than those of economics graduates (Elsevier Magazine).

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of private and public organisations, such as:

* Financial institutions and banks;
* research departments of large public and private organisations (DNB, CPB, CBS, IMF, ECB);
* public agencies;
* multinationals;
* consultancy.

In addition, the Master's in Econometrics is the ideal stepping stone into a PhD programme.

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Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60