Would you like to learn more about national and international economics and be able to analyse current global economic developments? In this minor, you will explore the underlying economic framework of individual and societal functioning.
After successfully finishing the minor Economics: Transition Minor (60 EC) you have acquired a thorough knowledge on the main theories and applications in the field of Economics. This knowledge allows you to understand and evaluate current developments in the (world) economy. You can use this knowledge to participate in and contribute to policy discussions.
Transition to the MSc Economics
The minor allows you to enrol in the Master’s programme in Economics. Find more information about this Master on the programme page.
You need at least one academic year to complete this minor and the programme consists of 60 EC. There are compulsory courses that cover a wide range of topics in general economics (48 EC) and restricted-choice electives that allow for more specialised knowledge in the desired field (12 EC).
Compulsory courses (48 EC)
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Period 1||Principles of Economics||Microeconomics 2|
|Mathematics 1 for Economics||Mathematics 2 for Economics|
|Statistics 2 for Economics|
|Period 2||Econometrics||Macroeconomics 2|
Restricted-choice electives (12 EC, choose two)
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Period 1||Development Economics|
|Period 2||International Money & Finance||History of Economic Thought|
|International Trade and Investment||Industrial Organisation|
You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions of the current academic year in the Course Catalogue. Please note that the content of the courses may be subject to change. The new course catalogue containing the final programme will be published in the beginning of June.
This means that students are assumed to have previously studied mathematics at the vwo level A or B. Students are strongly advised to take a Summer School in Mathematics if the aforementioned knowledge is not present or if they would feel more secure after brushing up their knowledge in this field.
Statistics 1 for Economics provides an excellent basis for self-study should deficiencies exist with respect to the knowledge of statistics.
Applications start 12 May 2021 and work on a first come first serve basis. The application form will be published on this page. Please note that your can only apply for one minor at the Faculty of Economics and Business. All other applications at our Faculty will not be taken into consideration.
For more general information about taking a minor, visit the student website about minors at UvA Economics and Business. Or you can contact the Education Desk.
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|