Hero Financial Economics

Master's specialisationFinancial Economics

Learn to analyse and understand the working of (global) financial markets. Explore various aspects, such as financial risk management, asset pricing and monetary policy.

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Something for you?

  • You will integrate modern behavioural and institutional aspects in financial economics. 
  • There is plenty of attention for applying theoretical concepts to real-world problems 
  • Special attention for global aspects, preparing students for an international career. 
  • Lecturers and students interact in small groups, strengthening the academic atmosphere.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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The Master's delved deeper into financial-related topics, which challenged me to not only scratch the surface but really go into knowing the details.
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What will you learn

The academic Master’s specialisation in Financial Economics is ideal for students who want to understand the workings of global financial markets, from asset pricing and risk management to monetary policy and financial regulation. Also, you will learn about the possible implications of measures taken to regulate them. You are challenged to go further than simply understanding the concepts and to think creatively about ground breaking ideas of how to regulate constantly developing financial markets and new financial instruments. It’s about trying to get financial markets to work more efficiently, without exuberant bubbles and catastrophic crashes, and in support of a prospering world economy.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Our alumni have the necessary knowledge and skills for a career at:

  • Commercial banks
  • Investment banks
  • Financial exchanges
  • Ministry of finance
  • Governental bodies of financial market oversight

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research topics in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • Is it important that banks can go bankrupt?
  • Does it make sense to tax financial transactions to reduce the dangers of bubbles and crashes?
  • How do our psychological biases and emotions influence what we do in the markets?
  • How do you implement a policy that gives people an incentive to save for their pension?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.