Best study programme
In the 2018 National Student Survey, our students rated the programme as the best in its field!
A unique master's programme: the only one in the world that offers an integrated view on urban/regional issues, transport, and the environment from an economic perspective.
This high-quality one-year programme offers you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to tackle complex problems at a high level of abstraction, keeping in mind the need to translate theoretical solutions into clear-cut policy advice. It is designed for students with an interest in spatial, transport or environmental economics. It is firmly rooted in economics, but enables you at the same time to establish a multidisciplinary orientation. The programme addresses highly relevant and closely interrelated policy issues in today’s modern society in the field of regional development (such as the advantages of agglomerations), urban problems (such as crime), transport policies (such as congestion management) and environmental degradation (such as climate change). As such, it is concerned with virtually every aspect of society, in which space, distance and networks are key issues.
Students learn to adopt a structured approach in applying economic analytical tools to practical problems. Using economic models, you analyse real-life societal problems such as regional differences in income, traffic congestion and environmental pollution. You learn to tackle these problems at a high level of abstraction, assessing the pros and cons of different solutions and formulating your own alternative.
You apply for the Master's programme Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. Later on during the year, you may specialize in one or a combination of the following fields:
The master's programme offers a scholarship (Piet Rietveld Scholarship) for one excellent student in the programme originating from Indonesia or China.
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
1 April for international degree holders from non-EU/EEA countries (different deadlines may hold for other category students);
1 June for Dutch degree holders and international degree holders from EU/EEA countries
FIELD OF INTEREST
Economics, Business and Law