Economics - Macroeconomics: Growth and Fluctuations, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
  • English (take IELTS)
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As a MSc in Economics - Macroeconomics: Growth and Fluctuations, you will gain insight into the global economy, and you will be able to navigate and make well-founded decisions in an ever-changing, globalised world.


The profile focuses on topics such as economic growth, business cycles and international capital movements, and you will, during the course of the programme, build a strong theoretical foundation that will enable you to take a stand on important macroeconomic issues.


The programme consists of a number of constituent and optional courses. The constituent courses ensures that you get a solid theoretical and methodological foundation, while you with the electives have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest.

The teaching is mainly organised as lectures and lessons where you get practical assignements. In addition individual supervision will be given. The programme is concluded with your thesis.


As a MSc in Economics - Macroeconomics: Growth and Fluctuations, you will be geared for a career in international organisations dealing with macroeconomic issues, for example, OECD, IMF, the United Nations and the World Bank. But you'll also be coveted among Danish institutions, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the National Bank and the financial sector.

Programme Structure

The graduate programme in Economics consists of a series of compulsory courses and electives, some predetermined and others free of choice amongst graduate courses offered at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The programme is completed with your master’s thesis.

The individual profiles have different areas of focus and therefore you will have great opportunities to choose exactly the profile you find most interesting.

The compulsory courses ensure you a solid theoretical and methodical foundation – relevant for all profiles.

Furthermore, it is possible to do courses offered at other faculties and universities – both in Denmark and abroad. The Study Board must validate your choices first.

Likewise, it is possible to obtain ECTS credits equivalent to an elective course for a report based on a relevant internship (at an embassy, a ministry or an organization etc.).

Teaching methods

The year is divided into two semesters: The autumn semester begins on September 1st and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester begins on February 1st and ends around May/June.

The teaching takes place primarily as lectures and possibly with practical assignment lessons as supplements. Furthermore, individual supervision can occur.

The student must purchase books and other educational material on his/her own.

Examination types

Each course is completed with an exam. The examination types vary, but can take form as e.g. a written exam, an oral exam, a take-home assignment or a multiple-choice test. The examination type for the individual course will be stated in the course description

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date September 1 and February 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements for the M.Sc. in Economics (cand.oecon.) is the Danish three-year

- Bachelor of Science in Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economy -
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (HA) from University of Southern Denmark

Applicants with other relevant backgrounds can also apply. The applications will be evaluated on an individual basis. It may be required of the applicants to take supplementary courses.

Open Admission

There is open admission for this degree programme. The rule regarding open admission is applicable only to those of you who have applied before the application deadline.

Language Requirements

Applicants will need to document English at B Level or equivalent to this level.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Odense

5,400 - 7,800 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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