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Master's Programme in Economics

Come to Stockholm University and stydy a two-year master’s programme in Economics with us. The programme is fully taught in English and provides you with a strong ability to independently use economic theory and empirical methods. After graduation you will be able to work in the private or public sector, or continue to PhD studies, in Sweden or abroad.

Information for admitted students autumn 2024

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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After completing your master’s degree, you can go on to work in the private or public sector, in the type of employment for skilled analysts and investigators that is commonplace in government offices, government agencies, financial organisations, and more.

You will also be qualified to perform independent investigative and analytical work in the field of economics, and inspect and assess current research. You can also apply to PhD studies in Economics.

Find more information below.

  • Programme overview

    The programme consists of compulsory courses in economic theory and empirical methods (45 credits); elective courses that allow you to tailor your studies (45 credits); and a master's thesis (30 credits). The programme starts every year in the autumn.

    Overview of the master's programme 2022-2024 (pdf) (104 Kb)

    Year 1

    Autumn term

    Four mandatory courses, 7.5 credits each.

    Mathematics for Economic and Statistical Analysis - MM1005 (given at the Department of Mathematics)

    Spring term

    One mandatory course, 7.5 credits and three optional courses, 7.5 credits each.

    Year 2

    Autumn term

    Four optional courses, 7.5 credits each.

    Spring term

    Master’s thesis, 30 credits.

  • How to apply

    Application and registration

    You apply to the master's programme via

    Application dates

    Information about the dates and times for the mandatory registration meeting will be sent out to admitted students via email. Non-EU students will be informed by email in May. EU and Swedish students will be informed by email in July.

    Selection process

    Additional eligibility criteria

    The selection of students is based on a cumulative assessment of grades of academic courses and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme.

  • Contact

    Programme and course administration

    Academic advisor and teacher
    Director of studies bachelor's and master's level