M.Sc. Economics

University of Gothenburg

Application deadline: Non EEA January 15; EEA April 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 13,630 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The programme covers four academic terms of full-time study (120 hec) including three terms of courses (90 hec) and one term of Master Degree Project 30 hec (thesis writing). The programme comprises five core courses, including methods, elective courses in Economics, elective courses from other Master s programmes and Master Degree Project.

You have the possibility to specialize in a particular area, but are also allowed to design a tailor-made set of courses. Elective courses from other Master's programmes at Graduate School can also be chosen; for example in management, innovation and international business. The electives may vary from year to year.

It should also be mentioned that the programme is integrated with the Master of Science in Finance programme at Graduate School.

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After graduation you can enter a variety of professions. You can work as an economist, environmental economist, statistician, research assistant or enter a graduate programme. Within four months of graduation from the Economics programme, 90% of our students had employment or had continued with further studies.

The selection of students for Master s programmes is based on two selection groups; priority is given to students in Group 1. Group 1: GMAT or GRE General Test result. Group 2: number of higher education credits (hec) (maximum 225 hec).

Requirements

The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university. To provide the requirement in English by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, the English proficiency should be equivalent to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

The applicant´s university education must also include A) a minimum of 60 higher education credits (hec) in Economics and 7.5 hec in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 hec in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 hec in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. The hec in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent may be included in the general statistics requirement or in addition to this, Or B) at least a Bachelor´s degree in Mathematics or in an Engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation. For more information about the requirements visit

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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