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Entry requirements: Bachelors degree including 90 credits in Economics as the main field of study and English B or equivalent

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

Information about application for exchange students

  • Application AS19 week 36-03, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43886

Economics Master's Programme

Programme 60 credits

This 60-credit Master’s programme is a preparation for a career in the public or private sector, but it can also lead to doctoral studies in Economics. Courses follow international standards, combining theory and application, and are taught in English.

This programme has an earlier application period and is aimed at applicants who are non-EEA nationals. Application and tuition fees have been introduced for students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Please consult www.sh.se/fees to find out more about application and tuition fees.

Programme content

The aim of this programme is to prepare students for or a career in the private or public sector, but it is also a valid entry to doctoral studies. The programme is open to exchange students and other international students. During the first semester, students follow four specialised Economics modules. Students starting in the autumn and in the spring follow different courses.

The following courses are offered during the autumn semester:

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

  • Mathematics for Economics at Master Level
  • Advanced International Trade Theory
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics: Time Series and Hypothesis Tests
  • Advanced Industrial Organisation
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 Microeconomics 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.


Degree of Master of Science (60 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 two-year programme.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

Semester overview

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
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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