Programme outline

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 semester.

During the fourth semester, the student writes a Master´s thesis. The student can during the previous semester apply to write the thesis in cooperation with an organisation in Stockholm in our internship program. We currently cooperate with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education and Research, the European Commission in Stockholm, the National Institute for Economic Research as well as other organisations relevant for economists. The application process is highly competitive and internship are available only to a limited number of students.

How to apply

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. Please find information regarding the application process and deadlines here: Application and registration

Your future career

The programme gives the student the ability to independently use economic theory and empirical methods to analyse economic problems. It primarily aims at providing a solid preparation for a career as a professional economist in government, international organisations or business but it also provides a good starting point for the Doctoral Programme. After a completed programme the student may apply for a Master's Degree in Economics, or, in Econometrics providing the student fulfils certain criteria.
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