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What will I learn?

Econometrics is used in every area of economics, from business and finance to macro- and micro-economics. It focuses on using quantitative analysis to aid economic and management decision-making. Do you want to pursue an academic career, or to have a professional career in research within economic organisations or businesses? Then applying for the two-year master’s programme in Economic and Financial Research with a track in Econometrics will give you the edge. You’ll learn to use techniques from statistics, mathematics and computer science to solve complex problems for governments, financial institutions, logistics companies and other organisations. You'll combine these techniques with research methods and practical research experience.

The master’s programme in Economic and Financial Research trains you in the methodological framework needed to perform excellent research in economics and finance. You also get hands-on research experience and develop the practical skills required to present and to publish your academic work. Our courses draw on the work of our best researchers as well as that of our international partners, putting you at the forefront of the latest academic developments. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to further specialise by choosing one of the following focus areas:

  • Financial and Monetary Economics
  • Economic Theory and Behaviour
  • Technology, Innovation and Growth
  • Development and Utilisation of Human Resources

Our cooperation with top universities worldwide will allow you to dive into specialised areas and to follow guest lectures by international experts. The content and scope of this programme adheres to the American standard, which will enable you to qualify for a PhD programme in the United States (or an American PhD offered elsewhere) or work in research positions internationally. Graduates will receive a Master of Science degree in Economic and Financial Research.

Career prospects

Graduates in Economic and Financial Research have found positions as:

  • Quantitative Analyst, Neuberger Berman
  • Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Modeling Analyst, ABN-AMRO
  • Quantitative Research Analyst, ING Investment Management
  • Consultant Financial Risk Management, Capgemini Consulting
  • Demand Chain Planner, DSM Engineering Plastics
  • PhD candidate, Maastricht University (and other universities worldwide)

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€13,800.00 (11,14,701) per year
Statutory fee for this programme is € 2,083
Start date

Expected September 2022


Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,



6211, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have eligible for admission if you have a bachelor's degree from a relevant academic field, for example, philosophy or sociology. English language requirements: IELTS (6.5); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (90); TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310); Cambridge [Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade B (scale 176-179)].

For international students

  • Applicants with an international bachelor’s degree
  • IELTS exam: minimum overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL exam, paper-based: minimum overall score of 575
  • TOEFL exam, computer-based: minimum overall score of 233
  • TOEFL exam, internet-based: minimum overall score of 90

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