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Registration information

Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Economics as the main field of study, English B, Mathematics C or equivalent qualifications

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

  • Application AS18 week 36-03, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43850

Economics: Master's Programme

Programme 120 credits

This Master’s programme (120 credits) is a preparation for doctoral studies in Economics or for a career in the public or private sectors. Courses follow international standards, combining theory and application, and are taught in English.

Programme content

The aim of this programme is to prepare students for doctoral studies or a career in the private or public sector. The programme is open to exchange students and other international students.

The following courses are offered during the first semester:

  • Mathematics for Economics at Master Level
  • Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development
  • Comparative Socio-Economic Systems
  • Advanced Econometrics: Heterogeneity and Panel Data
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Research Methods
The following courses are offered during the second semester:

  • Advanced International Trade Theory
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics: Time Series and Hypothesis Tests
  • Advanced Industrial Organisation
The following courses are offered during the third semester:

  • International Macroeconomics
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Intersectional Analysis
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
Students write their Master's dissertation during the fourth semester. More details are available on our website: www.sh.se/economics

Please note the following as regards the entry requirements:

It is necessary to possess the equivalent of English B and a Bachelor’s degree with 90 credits in Economics, including a course in Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomic and in Econometrics. This corresponds to approximately three semesters of full-time studies in Economics. Courses in Business Administration are generally not considered equivalent to Economics. Optional courses may be replaced by other courses after approval from the programme coordinator.


Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Economics

After the programme

Economists work in both the private and the public sectors and are sought after in local and central government, including central banks and ministries of finance, as well as by international organisations. Within the private sector there is a demand for economists for work in banks, insurance companies, consultancies and other organisations. It is also possible to transfer to the one-year programme.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

Semester overview

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
4 courses, 7.5 credits each4 courses, 7.5 credits each
Year 2Semester 3Semester 4
4 courses, 7.5 credits eachEssay 30 credits

Each semester covers 30 credits. Contents and order are subject to change. The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.


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