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Master's Programme in Economics

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_2020_2021 (85 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 universityadmissions.se.

    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