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European Economics

In the minor in European Economics you will gain a basic understanding of economics from a broader humanities perspective, and with a special application on 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, but also extend and criticise these from a humanities perspective, 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 broader economic benefits and economic costs of European integration.

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. 

Study programme

In the second semester, you can choose up to 12 EC from the courses mentioned in the schedule.​​​​​​

  • European Economics
  • Major Workshop European Economics
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  • A Monetary History of Europe
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  • Economic (De)growth in Europe
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  • Making the European Marketplace: capital selecta
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  • Political Economy of the Eurozone
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UvA Course Catalogue: Minor European Economics

Master's programme

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme that includes economics from a broader, political or humanities perspective, but also a Master's in European Studies, e.g.: Identity and Integration.

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. 

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, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes. 


The enrolment for the academic year of 2022-2023 will start on 12 May 2022.

Facts & Figures
Credits 30 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
Location University Quarter