Södertörn University has converted to distance education – no teaching on university premises from Wednesday 18 March

The Swedish Government recommends that after 18 March all higher education institutions move to distance education. Södertörn University has followed this recommendation and there will be no teaching on university premises until further notice. This is likely to apply throughout the spring semester. All written examinations will be replaced by other forms of examination for the entire spring semester. Students are asked to stay updated about their course or programme via SH-StudyWeb. Staff and students can access the university premises with their keycards and both Infocenter and the library are open. Please remember to maintain social distancing when on university premises. We have chosen to close all the group rooms in the library to reduce the risk of infection.




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What's included?

Theoretical and methodological skills for analysing real-world problems

This Master’s degree comprises two semesters of full-time study. In the first semester there is a compulsory course in Mathematics for Economics, as well as three elective courses. All these courses are worth 7.5 credits. If you start in the autumn semester, these courses have a greater focus on environmental economics and macroeconomics, whereas if you start in the spring there is more of a focus on international economics and microeconomics. The second semester concentrates on writing your dissertation, which is worth 30 credits.

A Master’s programme is different to studying an undergraduate degree, as it requires more independent work and self-motivation. It also has a clear focus on in-depth analysis and the problematisation of knowledge. You learn to use your theoretical and methodological skills as tools to identify, structure and analyse economic problems. This degree programme also provides you with insights into and in-depth knowledge of how companies and organisations develop and use their innovation capacity in global competition.

Semester 1

Autumn: Mathematics for Economics at Master Level, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, Advanced Macroeconomics, Comparative Socio-Economic Systems

Spring: Mathematics for Economics at Master Level Advanced Econometrics: Endogeneity and Panel Data Advanced International Macroeconomics Advanced Microeconomics

Semester 2


Course design

You will study alongside 10-20 other students and are expected to study full-time. There are lectures, seminars and practical seminars in computer laboratories, and you will be awarded grades based on both written examinations and take- home examinations, as well as your Master’s dissertation. There is a great deal of independent study, although work on the dissertation also includes seminars, writing workshops and meetings with your supervisor.