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Subject : Economics & Finance of Aging (MSc.)

Course Duration: 1 year
Courses start: September
Application Deadline: April 15
Tuition Fee: € 9,600
Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands

The programme consists of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1680 hours of study, offered over two semesters. The first semester starts in September, with exams in December and January. The second semester runs from January to June, but is divided in two. From January to April, you will take the two courses. From April on, you will be able to focus on your Master’s thesis.

Course Subjects

  • Introduction to Economics and Finance of Aging
  • Pensions of Aging
  • Microeconomics of Life- cycle Behaviour
  • Empirical Research in Pension and Retirement Economics
  • Investment Analysis of Aging and Pensions I
  • Macroeconomics of Pensions and Social Insurance
  • Topics in Economics and Finance of Aging
  • Two electives out of:
    • Psychology of Economic Behaviour
    • Health Economics and Aging
    • Investment Analysis of Aging and Pensions II
  • Two electives out of:
    • Actuarial Sciences: Life Insurance
    • General Equilibrium Models
    • Retirement and Taxation
  • Master's Thesis

Characteristics of the Course

  • First MSc in the world on economics of pensions and aging
  • Based on excellent research of Societal Top Institute Netspar
  • Specifically aimed at a professional or a research career at a private sector company or a public sector institution working on aging-related issues.
  • Top lecturers
  • Internship guaranteed
  • Strong network of international partner organisations
  • Tuition waivers available to non-EEA students
  • Research positions available (through additional MPhil programme)

Admission Requirements:
  • A certified copy (with the official stamps of either the school or the Dutch Embassy) of Bachelor's or Master's degree including:
    • A transcript of records / list of grades
    • A description of the contents and the level of the subjects / courses in your Bachelor's degree
  • One of the following documents (if you are applying for a programme at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration):
    • A true copy of your GMAT test score if you apply to any of the business programmes. The GMAT Institutional Code for Tilburg University is VMV-LT-02.
    • A true copy of your GRE test score if you apply to economics / econometrics programmes. The GRE Institutional Code for Tilburg University is 0730.
  • If you are required an English proficiency test then include a true copy of one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (575) or Cambridge Proficiency
  • A sworn translations of all your documents / certificates, transcripts of records / lists of grades and other documents if these are not already in Dutch, English, French or German
  • The receipt confirming you have paid the Application Fee (for non EU/EEA nationals only)
  • A statement of purpose (motivation letter).