Double Degree Econometrics and PhilosophyErasmus School of Economics
Double Degree Econometrics and Philosophy
Are you interested in issues relating to econometrics, but do you also aim to develop a broader academic horizon? In the current age of uncertainty and rapidly advancing technologies, knowledge of philosophical problems and skills remains relevant. Students in this programme obtain two degrees in four years: a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Econometrics and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy.
Admission requirements for Bachelor Double Degree Econometrics and Philosophy
Double Degree Econometrics and Philosophy programme consists of 2 bachelor degrees;
- International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research; and
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
To apply for the double degree programme you must successfully pass the first year of International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research. This means that applying for the double degree programme starts with a single application for Econometrics. After passing your first year of Econometrics, you will have the possibility to add an enrolment in the Double Degree Econometrics and Philosophy programme (more information on this will be available for you at the end of your first year in Econometrics).
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When choosing Econometrics and Philosophy, the curriculum of the first year consists of courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and computer programming. Every academic year consists of five blocks of eight weeks in which you follow two courses. You are having lectures, tutorials and work groups where you practice and discuss the material with fellow students. Each course is concluded with an exam.
Next to the regular econometrics curriculum you follow two introductory philosophy courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year. These lectures will be given in the evening (starting from 18.00 hrs). The first course, ‘The Early Enlightenment’, runs from week 36 until 39, exams in week 40. The second course, ‘The Quest for Man I’, will be given from week 41 until 44, exams in week 45.
In the third year you also follow the regular econometrics curriculum. Next to that you attend introductory philosophy courses in the first ten weeks of the academic year. Lectures will also be given in the evening (starting from 18.00 hrs).
The fourth year of your Double Degree programme Econometrics and Philosophy will consist solely of advanced philosophy courses, divided in four blocks per year. Each block runs for 10 weeks and lectures will mainly be given in the evening hours (starting from 18.00 hrs). In total the fourth year contains 60 credits. The first block of the year will be dedicated to two subjects 'Essential Contemporary Challenges' and 'Thought Experiments'. The second, third and fourth block of the fourth year includes advanced courses on the history of thought, the philosophical aspects of man and culture and social and political philosophy. In the course of this final year students will also be guided by an advisor in writing their thesis.
- EU: EUR 2.060
- Non-EU: 9.000
Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships. Below you can find the few scholarships that might be applicable to you.
Erasmus Education Fund
Every academic year, the Erasmus Education Fund (EEF) supports several students with a scholarship of 3000 euro's per year. The EEF is only for excellent students who need provable financial support. Students may apply by following the application procedure for the EEF.
Erasmus School of Economics Student Waiver for excellent students from non-EEA countries
The Erasmus School of Economics has created a separate fund to support excellent students. The maximum award of the waiver consists of a tuition fee waiver for the year 2016-2017. Resulting in a tuition fee equal to the statutory fee. Current or prospective students who are awarded this waiver will therefore not themselves directly receive a sum of money.
Holland Scholarship Erasmus University
The Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. .
Bachelor of Schience (in Econometrics) and Bachelor of Arts (in Philosophy)
About this institute
Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government, and business. Based in Rotterdam, the...
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