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Economics of Competition and Regulation

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12 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

During the master Economics of Competition and Regulation, students will learn to speak two "languages", which will enable them to communicate effectively with both economists and lawyers.

The potential grounds for intensified cooperation between economics and law have become obvious as a result of recent examples. The European Commission decided to block the largest merger ever, between General Electric and Honeywell, two American companies. The proposed merger had earlier been cleared by US antitrust officials, who are known to focus primarily on the effects of such proposals on competition.

Today, it is a subject that affects almost everything – from the regulation of banks to the financing of healthcare and public services. Keeping the economy stable, durable and innovative now requires knowledge of law as well as of market forces – and that means there is a need for economists who understand the importance of competition, regulation and supervision. The MSc in the Economics of Competition and Regulation is a multidisciplinary, wide-ranging course that provides you with sound legal knowledge as well as expertise in economics, and leaves you well prepared for a successful career in a range of different institutions and sectors. Examples are OPTA, NMa, CPB, government and law firms.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Personal motivation

To be considered for admission, applicants should either have a BSc in Economics with sufficient knowledge of law or a BSc in Law with sufficient knowledge of economics. The latter implies that the applicant should at least have succeeded in Statistics, I

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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