The Economics programme is offered at Uppsala University.
We offer a two-year international Master 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.
There are good opportunities to study abroad within the programme. This is primarily made possible by the fact that the programme contains no compulsory courses apart from the final Master's thesis. We also collaborate at the departmental 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.
The education is given on a scientific basis and is anchored in research. You will gradually acquire professionally relevant and research-based knowledge and skills. The progression in the programme aims at gradually developing a higher degree of intellectual maturity and greater insights into the more complex issues within the subject.
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 you 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 you with the necessary mathematical background for more advanced studies in microeconomics and econometrics. The second part will introduce you to the basic game theoretical concepts.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in economics and 15 credits in statistics (or closely related subject).
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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