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Opleidingsonderdelen 2012-2013  
Admission requirements
Direct: academic bachelor of applied economic sciences - economic policy and bachelor of applied economic sciences: business engineering - profile economic policy

With preparatory programma: other academic bachelors or masters. 
Qualification awarded
In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy the student
  • should be enrolled for the programme in question under a diploma contract or under an exam contract to obtain a diploma
  • should have taken all the exams that the programme encompasses
  • should previously have registered for the programme with the examination board.
  • should have acquired at least 60 ECTS-credits
The programme consists of 60 ECTS-credits.
In a model academic year, the student takes between 54 and 66 ECTS-credits.
Objectives and learning outcomes

The objective of the FAE Master’s degree programmes in Economic Policy is to realise the following core competencies:

  • CM-EB-1 Masters AES Economic Policy will possess thorough knowledge of developments in macro-economic theory and in the discipline-specific programme components in which they have specialised, and they will be able to describe the current state of international scientific developments within these domains.
  • CM-EB-2 Masters AES Economic Policy will be able to collect, synthesise and critically process scientific information sources and research literature on specific economic issues in a systematic manner.
  • CM-EB-3 Masters AES Economic Policy will be able to formulate research questions, set up a research design and collect empirical data in a scientific manner. They will be able to conduct applied scientific research, critically evaluating and translating its results into practical economic policy recommendations. Masters AES Economic Policy will be familiar with the possibilities and limitations of various research methods.
  • CM-EB-4 Masters AES Economic Policy will be able to work in teams efficiently and effectively.
  • CM-EB-5 Masters AES Economic Policy will have the capacity to steer their own knowledge, skills and attitudes and those of foreign students into win-win outcomes.
  • CM-EB-6 Masters AES Economic Policy will be able to communicate and report effectively and persuasively at an academic level to professional audiences.
  • CM-EB-7 Masters AES Economic Policy will integrate ethical reflections into their research and policy recommendations.

The alignment of the specific core competencies in the professional roles of the Faculty of Applied Economics is as follows:

  • Analyzer: CM-EB-1, CM-EB-2
  • Coordinator: CM-EB-4, CM-EB-5
  • Creator: CM-EB-3
  • Inspirer: CM-EB-4, CM-EB-5, CM-EB-6
  • Strategist: CM-EB-7

Access to further studies
Further studies with direct access
Master of Governance and Development, Maritime Sciences, Applied Econometrics, Development Evaluation and Management, Economics of International Trade and European Integration, Globalisation and Development, Transport and Maritime Economics, Transport and Maritime Management, Maritime and Transport Law, Multilingual Professional Communication
Teacher training

Further studies with conditional access
Master of Theatre Studies, Linguistics and Literature
Final examination
A student’s final result is a weighted average of the exam results the student has obtained for all the programme components of his/her training programme. In calculating the final result, the credits corresponding to the various programme components are used for weighting the results obtained for those components.

The final result is expressed as an integer out of 100.

A student whose final result is less than 50 out of 100 can never be declared successful.

A student is successful for the training programme if he/she has obtained credits for all the programme components in his/her training programme. 
For more information see the Education and Examination regulation.
ECTS co-ordinator

Prof. dr. L. Van Hoof,

Ms. G. Boeckx, (admin)