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European Economics

In the minor in European Economics you will study the economic aspects of European integration, providing you with a framework for understanding and analysing contemporary Europe.

In this minor you will familiarise yourself with the basic concepts and core principles of economic analysis and apply these to questions relating to the European economy and economic integration within the European Union. Upon completion of the minor in European Economics you will be able to independently assess the economic benefits and economic costs of European integration.

Study schedule

Semester 1

  • European Economics (12 EC)
  • Major Workshop European Economics (6 EC)

Semester 2

Electives up to 12 EC:

  • A Monetary History of Europe (6 EC)
  • Macroeconomic Policy in the European Union (6 EC)
  • Political Economy of the Euro crisis (6 EC)
  • The Future of Capitalism in Europe (6 EC)

Master's programme

The minor in European Economics may serve as a good preparation for students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in European Studies, e.g.:

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year.

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes.


It is no longer possible to apply for the minor in European Economics in the academic year 2020-2021. The maximum number of participants has been reached.

A minor in Humanities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. You can find more information on the following website:

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Studielast 30 EC,
Voertaal Engels
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