Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21079
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The Master Programme in Economics provide solid basis in economic theory, statistics, econometrics and proficiency in analysing empirical data and evaluating public policy. The Department of Economics at Uppsala University is, by international standards, very strong in public economics, labour economics and applied microeconometrics.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Uppsala University offers a two-year international Master's programme in Economics. The programme is consistently ranked as one of the top programmes in Economics in Sweden. Our students come from all over the world and are trained to become professional economic analysts.

We focus on understanding and evaluating economic policy, providing students with state of the art training in analysing real world data. The programme is designed to help students achieve the skills needed in their future careers. There are ample opportunities to specialise in different fields, including public, labour, macro, political economics and more.

We collaborate with and visit potential employers such as ministries, research institutes, banks and other organisations.

Study abroad

There are good opportunities to study abroad within the program. This is primarily made possible by the fact that the programme contains no compulsory courses apart from the final master thesis. We also collaborate at the department level with a few European universities. However, students may also choose to study abroad through one of the university level collaborations organised by the international office.

Career

The master programme in economics makes you well prepared for highly qualified analytical and investigational work at public authorities and in the public administration, at research institutes, banks and other financial firms, Swedish and international organisations, large firms etc. It also provides the prerequisites for applying to the Ph.D. programme in economics.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (120 credits) with Economics as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

First semester

You start the first semester with standard courses in micro and macro theory and analytical methods. Each course consists of 7.5 credits. During the first part of the semester, the courses to be taken in parallel are Microeconomic Theory and Analytical Methods. Microeconomic Theory is an advanced micro course which gives the students a more profound knowledge of consumption and production theory and general equilibrium analysis, among other things. Analytical Methods consists of two parts, mathematical analysis and game theory. The mathematical analysis aims at providing the students with the necessary mathematical background for more advanced studies in microeconomics and econometrics. The second part will introduce the students to the basic game theoretical concepts.

The courses taken during the second part of the semester are Topics in Microeconomics and Macroeconomic Theory. Topics in Microeconomics is an applied course where microeconomic theory is applied to different kinds of economic issues. The course Macroeconomic Theory gives an introduction to modern advanced macroeconomics and deals with subjects like economic growth, business cycles, consumption, investment, unemployment and macroeconomic policy.
Second semester
The second semester is devoted to courses in statistics, econometric theory and applied econometrics. Each course amounts to 7.5 credits.
Third semester
The aim of the courses of the third semester is to broaden the knowledge attained during the first two semesters. You can choose from a number of more applied courses at the department. The department offers the following elective courses: Financial Theory, Applied Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Political Economics and Labour Economics.
Fourth semester
The fourth semester is devoted to the writing of an essay amounting to 30 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 21079 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Funding

Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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