Advanced Studies in Economics

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To successfully apply for the Master of Advanced Studies in Economics programme, you need to have obtained at least distinction in your previous academic programme. Students with a KU Leuven master's degree in economics who have obtained distinction (cum laude) are granted direct admission to the programme. Other students can apply for admission. The faculty will assess your eligibility for the programme on the basis of your application file.

More useful information about the admission requirements is available here.

Application deadline:
  • EEA citizens: 1 June
  • Non-EEA citizens: 1 March
  • Non-EEA citizens living in Belgium with a valid residence permit: 1 June

tuition fees:

  • EEA citizens: € 1,750
  • Non-EEA citizens: € 1,750
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Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Studies in Economics

The Master of Science in Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced programme for students with an adequate background in economics and a keen interest in recent analytical developments in the field. The programme prepares you for a research career in business, (inter)national institutions and universities, or for pursuing a PhD in economics. MASE offers you a deeper knowledge in specific areas of application, provides you with advanced theoretical and empirical tools to analyse actual economic problems, and familiarises you with current research practices in economics. The MASE curriculum features a selection of advanced courses from different fields within economics. The programme aims to help you find a promising research topic and develop your own research for your master’s thesis. For many students, this thesis eventually becomes the first chapter of their doctoral dissertation. Each year, the programme brings together about 15-20 students from all corners of the globe, which results in a very stimulating and international atmosphere.

Programme structure

Core courses
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Advanced Macroeconomics II
  • Advanced Microeconomics II
  • Research Workshop
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Dynamic Methods

More useful information about the programme structure is available here.

Career opportunities

Most MASE graduates pursue careers in managerial and/or research positions in business, (inter)national institutions, and universities. Students graduating with distinction can apply for the PhD Programme in Economics at KU Leuven. Results Alumni Survey: Employment record FEB graduates 2015-2016


KU Leuven
Faculty of Economics and Business
Leuven Campus
Naamsestraat 69
3000 Leuven, Belgium

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