Every time I think back of this choice, I am glad I made it. I
wanted to broaden my knowledge on economics in a way that it
related to my background in real estate. The Master in Economic
Geography offered me a chance of getting to learn the economic
effects that planning decisions and policy decisions have on an
area. The way the Faculty of Spatial Sciences operates is very
nice. Contact with lecturers is very personal and they give you
lots of freedom to specify your master in the way you want it. I
chose to do elective courses at the Faculty of Economics and
Business, which was no problem since various aspects of Economic
Geography are closely related to International Economics.
When I graduate, I’d love to stay in Groningen and find a
job. Because Groningen is a very young city, there is always
something fun to do and this attracted me so much that I’d
like to live here the next few years. At this moment I am orienting
for a job in consultancy or policymaking, a field of work that gets
well introduced during the Master in Economic Geography.
One thing that you should really do if you are interested in the
programme of Economic Geography is take a look at the courses that
are given in the master. The courses are very diverse and cover
themes like economics, entrepreneurship and labour markets. If
these topics suit you, then studying Economic Geography at the
University of Groningen is a good choice!