By choosing this programme you will get the opportunity to take courses taught by some of Norway’s leading economists and be part of an academic environment that prides it self on being on the forefront of economic research.
Through this programme you will get a good foundation in core economic disciplines like micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics and mathematics, combined with elective courses that offer themes and topics that are based on the research interests of the academic staff. This means that you will have a choice of courses with a diversity of topics like; Demography, International Economics, Behavioural Economics, Economic Policy, Industry Markets and Competition, Money Credit and Finance, Growth and Development, Resources Energy and Environment. This diversity of topics makes it possible to tailor you degree according to your own academic interests.
You may take part of your degree abroad at one of our partner Universities. What about a semester in Shanghai, Essex, Barcelona or San Diego (USA)? As a master’s student in Economics you will be able to choose from UiO’s long list of exchange agreements with Universities across the world.
The 2-year master’s degree programme in Economics has the following three programme options that encompass both compulsory and optional courses. You sign up for one of these programme options in StudentWeb during your first semester of the programme.
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Admission to master's degree studies requires:
Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.
a specialization defined by the programme
a minimum grade average of C (in Norwegian scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams below:
a) Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian upper secondary school with a minimum grade of 4 (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year, or
b) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.
In addition to the requirements listed above, you need to meet the following academic admission requirements for the 2-year Master's programme in Economics:
10 ECTS-credits in mathematics
10 ECTS-credits in statistics and methods
At least 70 ECTS-credits in economics *
This amounts to a total of 90 ECTS-credits that equals about 1 ½ years of study.
Among the courses in economics, at least 50 ECTS-credits must be within microeconomics and macroeconomics, with at least 20 ECTS-credits in each of these categories.
When considering applications from international students, the admission committee will look for applicants that meet these requirements as closely as possible. To ensure that the committee gets a good understanding of your background in economics please fill in the form List of Academic qualifications found here
Please note that accounting, auditing, marketing or management do not count as economics.
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