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What will I learn?

CentER's Research Master (RM) in Economics is an intensive two years program. It prepares you for academic research in economics with graduate level coursework and research training. After completing the RM program most students continue with PhD research in economics. RM graduates who performed well in their course work and have a strong research proposal supported by one or two supervisors will be admitted to CentER's three-year PhD program. The RM and PhD program together form an integrated graduate program in Economics.

Program structure
Year 1

The first year of the program is fully devoted to rigorous training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. After this year, you will have a sound basis in economic and econometric theory and methods and their applications. You will be able to read and discuss state-of-the-art research papers, and apply modern economic and econometric models and techniques.

Year 2

The second year allows you to explore the many exciting research areas in economics through specialized field courses taught by the Tilburg School of Economics and Management Faculty, by getting a first taste of research, writing a short field paper, and, finally, by writing a Research Master Thesis that will be the basis for your first major research paper. Current research areas include behavioral and experimental economics, industrial organization, macroeconomics, econometric theory, empirical microeconomics and microeconomic theory.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (11,92,810) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,



5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

A. Educational background/diplomas

When you apply for admission to the Research Master's program in Economics, you need to have completed / will complete before the end of the academic year:

An academic bachelor’s or master’s degree program in economics, econometrics or business studies or another relevant field that is deemed a quantitative equivalent to the previous education profile.

You have completed your previous degree with an excellent GPA (top 10% of your class).

B. GRE General Test

It is compulsory to submit your GRE General Test score.

Applicants must belong to the 10% best test takers of the quantitative part of the GRE.

The test must not be older than two years.

C. English language proficiency

An adequate knowledge of English is required, to be demonstrated with one of the following test results:

Academic IELTS (minimum of 7.0 overall and no components less than 6.5)

TOEFL (min. paper-based: 600, internet-based: 100

Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) with a min. level of B

Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)


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