Master in Economics

Programme structure

General courses 18 credits
Courses related to the main subject 18 credits
Elective courses 6 credits
Master's dissertation 18 credits
Complete programme 60 credits


The master’s programme has, in addition to a common part with general courses, two majors that allow you to tailor your curriculum, according to your own interests.

You can consult the Study Guide for a complete overview of the programme.

Elective courses

Read the general regulations with regards to elective courses, before you read the programme-specific information.


In the master's programme you can choose a major (18 credits) and one elective course (6 credits).

Personal learning path (PLP)

What is a PLP?

You take a PLP (personalised learning path) if your curriculum deviates from a standard learning track.

An example of a standard learning track = a curriculum of 60 credits with only courses from the 2nd bachelor. You are taking a PLP as soon as you deviate from the 60 credits limit or as soon as you combine courses from several standard learning tracks.

Reasons for taking a PLP are usually:

  • because you did not pass all courses in the previous academic year but you do already want to take courses from a higher track or because you were already taking a PLP in the previous academic year and you will continue in this system.
  • because you have already acquired credits in a different programme and have applied for exemptions based on that, allowing you to take courses from a higher track already.
  • sometimes it is for personal reasons (e.g. because you combine working with studying, because you are engaged in top-level sports, …) and you only take a limited number of courses.
  • because you wish to combine courses from a preparatory course with courses from a master’s programme.
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Curriculum regulations

Before forming and submitting your PLP, you must first thoroughly read the curriculum regulations.

In the PLP regulations you can read, among other things, what type of PLP you are taking, how many ECTS-credits you are allowed to take, which courses you may or may not take (mandatory sequentiality), …

A curriculum that has not been formed in accordance with the PLP regulations will not be approved by the Curriculum Committee.

We also have some advice to take into account when composing your personal learning path.


If you have any more questions about the programme and how to edit your curriculum, whether you follow a standard learning track or a personal learning path, contact the programme coordinator via