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Master's Programme in Economics

Information for admitted students Autumn 2022

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from your department

On this page you will shortly find information on registration, learning platform, etc.

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. 

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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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The aim of this Master’s programme is to provide students with a strong ability to independently use economic theory and empirical methods in the analysis of various social problems. After graduation the student will be able 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 organizations and more. The student will also be qualified to perform independent investigative and analytical work in the field of economics and inspect and assess current research. This two-year programme consists of compulsory courses in economic theory and empirical methods (45 credits), elective courses that allow students to tailor their studies to meet their own interests (45 credits) and a Master’s thesis (30 credits). Instruction is in English. After completion a Master’s Degree is awarded.

  • Programme overview

    The Department of Economics offers a two-year Master's Programme consisting of compulsory courses in economic theory and empirical methods (45 credits), elective courses that allow students to tailor their studies to meet their own interests (45 credits) and a Master´s thesis (30 credits). The language of study is English and courses start every autumn term. Each course during term 1-3 gives 7.5 ECTS credits.

    Overview Masterprogramme_2021_2022 (24 Kb)

    Year 1

    Autumn: Mandatory courses

    Four mandatory courses, 7.5 credits each.

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

    Spring: Mandatory and optional courses

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

    Year 2

    Autumn: Optional courses

    Four optional courses, 7.5 credits each.

    Spring: Master's thesis

    Master's thesis in Economics, 30 credits.

  • How to apply

    Application and registration

    You apply to the Master's programme via

    Application dates.

    Information about the date and time for the mandatory registration meeting will be sent out to admitted students via e-mail. Non-EU students will be informed by e-mail in May. EU and Swedish students will be informed by e-mail/regular post 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

    Academic advisor master's level
    Course administrator master's level
    Director of studies - first and second level