Economics, M.S.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Master Programme in Economics at Uppsala University 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.

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.

Study abroad

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.


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 PhD programme in Economics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Micro and macro theory and analytical methods
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Optional advanced courses
  • Master's thesis

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    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).

Academic Requirements

  • 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).
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.

Selection: Students are selected based on a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies, particularly in economics and statistics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10422 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/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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