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Graphic element for the subject of EconomicsEconomics is the study of the social economy and deals with issues that we read or hear about every day in the media. Economists work with economic analysis in the private and public sectors.

The subject can be divided into specialist areas: the most general division is into microeconomics and macroeconomics, but within this there are specialisations such as financial economics, labour economics, environmental economics, international economics, public finance, property finance, innovation economics and development economics.

At B and C levels (undergraduate) and at Master's level, studies become more in-depth and there is a widening of the basic theories and social-economic analyses. At higher levels, mathematics becomes an increasingly important tool. From the B course onwards, the necessary mathematical elements are integrated in teaching.


Welcome to Economics at Södertörn University

Economics is a well established subject at Södertörn University. We offer a wide range of courses, from Introductory Economics all the way up to and including courses at Master's level (second cycle). In collaboration with other universities in the Stockholm area, we can also teach and advise students who are studying for a PhD in Economics.

A Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Economics is a good starting point for a career in the private or the public sector. In the private sector, banks and other financial institutions, consultancies and other firms need economists. In the public sector, economists are found in government ministries, at public authorities and at the central banks. Economists are also employed by local government and by domestic and international organisations.

Economics is a social science with a long history. Learning about Economics is fun, challenging and - sometimes - tough. It will broaden your mind and sharpen your ability to see structures in the fabric of society and to disentangle cause and effect.

Economics teaching at Södertörn University is both personal and professional. We offer a wide range of Master's (second cycle) courses, including Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Financial Economics, Industrial Economics, International Economics and Trade. All the main textbooks are in English. Apart from the introductory term, all courses from the intermediate level and up will be given in English if there are students who don't understand Swedish.

Student groups are big enough for our courses to meet international quality standards, but small enough for face-to-face discussions. We care about the students and take their advice! In order to make student feedback more effective, we also have a student council.



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High quality education in Economics at Södertörn University

Degree programmes in Economics at Södertörn University were evaluated by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education; the results were published on 25 April 2012. The standard of the Bachelor's and Master's programmes was assessed as "High". In comparison, a majority of Swedish higher education institutions were found to have one or more programmes of a poor standard.