About the subject

Stockholm University offers one of the best environments in Europe for research and higher education in Economics. Former students are employed as economists in a wide range of fields, such as national and international organisations, government, business and finance.

The Department of Economics at Stockholm University has 30 faculty members. Courses are also taught by researchers at the Institute for International Economic Studies, IIES, and the Swedish Institute for Social Research, SOFI.

The Department of Economics is a member of the Socrates/Erasmus Exchange Program, and takes part in Stockholm University's NORDPLUS and central exchange agreements. For information see: Exchange studies.

The Department of Economics offers a two-year Master Programme in Economics, taught in English. Application is in January/February and courses start in late August or early September. For information see: Master programme.

Doctoral studies in Economics at Stockholm University is organized by the Department of Economics in cooperation with IIES and SOFI. Stockholm University and the Stockholm School of Economics offer joint courses for PhD students in economics, economic statistics and finance within the Stockholm Doctoral Course Programme in Economics, Econometrics and Finance, SDPE. For information see: PhD programme.

Courses and programmes


For a bachelor’s degree in Economics you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Courses and programmes.

The bachelor’s degree in Economics is only offered in Swedish.

Learn more about Swedish language qualification

A master’s degree in Economics can only be obtained through enrolment in one of the master´s programmes listed under Courses and programmes.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University