English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Advanced Macroeconomics, 7.5 credits

(Avancerad makroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1120NE
Subject area Economics
Main field of study Economics
Progressive specialisation A1F (Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2019


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2019-02-14 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and English B or the equivalent

Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:

  • explain advanced macroeconomic theory
  • relate advanced economic theory to social problems at the macro level.
  • apply macroeconomic theory to different types of economic problems
  • participate in scholarly discussions and contribute qualified opinions on macroeconomic issues
  • critically and analytically assess theory-based claims
  • understand how theoretical perspectives and choices of methods influence scientific studies

Course content, modules and examinations

The course provides further knowledge of modern macroeconomic theories that form the basis of international research in the field of macroeconomics. Based on micro fundamentals and political economics, the course deals with the following areas with an emphasis on stability problems: consumption and investment, money and access to credit, and growth. The financial crisis is examined from a range of theoretical perspectives and applications.

1001, Advanced Macroeconomics, 7.5 credits

(Avancerad makroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

The course comprises lectures and seminars

Examination format

Assessment is conducted through a written examination and assignments.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be credited in a degree programme alongside a course completed inside or outside of Sweden, which has a content that wholly or partly corresponds to the content of this course.