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Macroeconomics or microeconomics and a specialisation


Economics B

30 credits

Autumn / Spring



On this intermediate (B) level course, you can choose between macroeconomics or microeconomics. Intermediate macroeconomics further develops the analytical tools gained on the previous course, while intermediate microeconomics describes the behaviour of households and firms. After this, you choose from a range of modules to create a specialisation.

Social issues to work with in the future

We have linked our educations to the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development. These are goals that you can get tools to work with in the future:

No poverty No poverty
Zero hunger Zero hunger
Good health and well-being Good health and well-being
Quality education Quality education
Gender equality Gender equality
Clean water and sanitation Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Reduced inequalities Reduced inequalities
Sustainable cities and communities Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production Responsible consumption and production
Climate action Climate action
Life below water Life below water
Life on land Life on land
Peace, justice and strong institutions Peace, justice and strong institutions

Want to know why you should study at Södertörn University? Find out here.

Tools and knowledge for analysing important societal issues After studying Economics, you can work in both the public and private sectors, for national or international organisations, with issues relating to the economics of society. In the private sector, it is common for economists to work at banks or in companies in the financial sector. However, economists may also work at consultancies or other companies that require socio-economic expertise. In the public sector, you could work at government ministries, public authorities, municipalities or the Swedish Riksbank. Studying Economics gives you important, societally beneficial knowledge. After your studies, you will have the tools and knowledge necessary to analyse important societal issues Studying Economics is not only a strength on the labour market, but it also provides an important general education for understanding our societal economy. Read about research in this subject
Theory, practice and tools for a range of specialisations This 30-credit course both broadens and deepens the scope of the previous (A) course, and offers a wide range of 7.5-credit modules. Of these, you must choose either microeconomics or macroeconomics, after which you can choose from the menu of courses available that semester. These optional courses are divided into three specialisations: Economics and the Theory of the Firm: Industrial Organisation, Corporate Governance and Financial Economics International Relations and Development: International Trade Theory, Development Economics and Environmental Economics or Health Economics Economics and the Social Sciences: Social Choice, Public Finance and Socio-Economic Institutions. This type of specialisation is a positive asset on the labour market, and is also a good knowledge foundation for writing your Bachelor’s essay. On the course, you will learn to assimilate insights about the importance of economics in the process of social development, as well as the responsibility associated with the use of economic tools. You will also be able to make independent decisions in the field of economics and provide insightful reflections on the importance of ethics in economic research. Course design The course is based on lectures, but there may be some seminars and computer-based exercises, depending on your choice of specialisation. Assessment depends on the modules you choose to study, but may include written examination, take-home examination. Seminar attendance, oral and written presentation or computer exercises.
How can we manage sparse resources and work towards sustainable economic growth? Economics is important for societal democracy, as the purpose of the subject is to investigate how we manage and distribute sparse resources. The subject therefore has a strong link to most of the UN global goals. Economics has a broad perspective that covers many societal functions, everything from conditions for businesses and employees to those for sustainable development and the role of the financial market in global stability. Economics covers many different areas and has clear links to many current societal problems. Studying the subject provides insight into environmental economics, development economics, financial economics, industrial organisation, labour market economics and various theories of international trade. These areas are strongly associated with current societal problems such as trade wars and globalisation, unemployment and integration, poverty and opportunities for development in low-income countries. If you study Economics, you will gain important societal knowledge that is beneficial on the labour market, as well as tools for analysing important societal problems. At Södertörn University, our aim is to teach the subject using a broad perspective and an unconditional approach.