Taught course

Economics, Behaviour and Policy (specialisation)

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Economics or a closely-related discipline from a research university.

You must have sufficient background in research methods and mathematics (and economics if you took a different degree).

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

A letter of motivation

In this letter of motivation (max 2 pages) you should explain why you want to attend this programme and why you think you are suited for this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The specialisation in Economics, Behaviour and Policy mixes mainstream economic theory with a wide range of other disciplines to explore complex policy issues. It covers econometric questions, along with psychological, cultural, legal and philosophical ones. By improving your insight into complex issues, it will prepare you for designing successful strategies in your future career as a policy maker or consultant. By examining real-world scenarios, you’ll acquire the analytical skills you need to take research results and apply them to a wide variety of problems.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical background in both mainstream and alternative economic theories
  • Understand methods derived from disciplines that include psychology and sociology
  • Examine the policy relevance of theoretical insights and give you the tools you need to design policies
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Our graduates are experts in economic policies who work for government and semi-government organisations, and also as consultants in business and industry. You can do the same.

*This is a specialisation of the Master's in Economics.

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,470
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 17,470

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Information