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MSc in Economics and Business (Urban, Port and Transport Economics)

Erasmus School of Economics
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Rotterdam
English

Program description

State of the art transport, logistics and modern cities are essential for a well-functioning economy. The Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on how to optimise these key elements of modern society. Our lecturers are actively involved in the latest developments in international economic research, consultancy and advice. Through interactive lectures, challenging assignments and lively debates they will show you how to apply the appropriate methods – both qualitative and quantitative – when dealing with a wide range of real-life issues. How do we find smart ways to deal with congestion and pollution? What role can city planning play in achieving productive cross fertilisation between all available sources of knowledge and enterprise? What is the future of ports in the logistics chain? The study of Urban, Port and Transport Economics teaches you to look at such important issues in a way that is both scientific and practicaI.

Is this the right choice for you?

Are you fascinated by transport and its driving role in economic development? Do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, where economic growth manifests itself? Are you eager to take on the challenges arising in spatial economies, such as city development, optimal logistical choices, growing spatial inequalities and rising trade flows? In that case Urban, Port and Transport Economics is the programme for you.

Students that fit in well in this Master programme

  • Are comfortable with quantitative approaches, (micro)economic applications and business cases
  • Realise they live in a spatial world, in which transport, trade flows and location choices matter
  • Are curious and interested in applied research questions and value the real-life approach to economic problems.

Why study Urban, Port and Transport Economics in Rotterdam?

High-quality education, providing practical experience in a small-scale setting, a buzzing city embraced by one of the most important ports in the world, an inspiring and international student body, alumni in top positions in business and government; Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam is the perfect place to study Urban, Port and Transport Economics!

Study this programme for:

  • Solid knowledge of economics and management
  • Specialist insights into key issues of transport, logistics and urban development
  • The skills to take on real-life economic and logistics challenges
  • An integrative and personal approach in practice based courses
  • A vast, active and relevant network with great job prospects.

"This specialisation is as dynamic as its subjects"

Are you eager to take on the challenges rising from the economic dynamics in the field of urban economics, logistics and transport? Acquire the right combination of knowledge and skills here. Read what our students have to say.

Admission requirements

  • Your degree has to be equivalent to our bachelor program prior to the corresponding master program. The examination board decides whether your obtained bachelor's degree is sufficient for admission to a pre-master program. In any case, the examination board carefully reviews each application. Should your previous education not be sufficient for admission to a master’s degree program the examination board will always review your application for possible admittance for a pre-master program instead. 
  • All programs are taught from a strong quantitative approach. A solid background in mathematics and statistics is a necessity for every program. Your background in mathematics and statistics has to show from your university transcript.
  • Prospective students must show proficiency in the English language and demonstrate this by means of an internet or computer based, Academic TOEFL or Academic IELTS Test Score Report, taken no longer than 2 years before application.

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Program content

The master’s specialisation consists of two elective seminars, one compulsory course, four elective courses, and a master’s thesis distributed over five blocks of eight weeks.

The compulsory course on analytical, spatial and statistical skills is essential in order to be able to properly analyse relevant data and to critically assess findings in available literature for the seminars and the master’s thesis.

The seminars are the central components of the master’s specialisation. They are highly interactive with several assignments where students are expected to analyse real-world cases and report their findings. The choice of seminars and courses allows students to tailor the master to their own interests. The courses acquaint students with a range of topics that are central in Urban, Port and Transport Economics.

You will write your master’s thesis during the last part of the programme. This is an individual task, performed under close supervision by a member of our academic staff.

Tuition fees

Master programs

  • EU: EUR 2.143
  • Non-EU: 15.200

Research master programs

  • EU: 2.143
  • Non-EU: 12.000 - 15.800

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.

China Program

This programme is developed for excellent Chinese students who would like to study in the Netherlands. Please visit China CSC and Nuffic for more information about requirements and the value of the grant.

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.

Fulbright grant

This scholarship is for American citizens who would like to study in the Netherlands. When you are granted this scholarship you can receive 1050 euro for nine months from which you can cover tuition fee, living costs and housing. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the website of Fullbright.

StuNed

StuNed is a program for mid-career professionals from Indonesia willing to study in the Netherlands. There are different requirements for students who would like to obtain a Master’s degree or just follow courses for a short period.

NFP Program

This programme is also designed for mid-career professionals who would like to extend their experience with studying in the Netherlands. Please carefully read the requirements and the application procedure of the NFP program.

Fundacionbeca

Students from Latin America can search for available scholarships at Fundacionbeca. An institution providing scholarships for Latin American students who would like to study abroad.

Becas Chile

For students from Chile, you can have a look at the website of Becas Chile for available scholarships for Chilean students who would like to study in the Netherlands.

Qualification

Master of Science

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Erasmus School of Economics

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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Erasmus School of Economics

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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