The Master’s Programme in Economics provides you with a solid basis in economic theory, statistics and econometrics. It gives you proficiency in analysing empirical data and evaluating public policy. The Department of Economics at Uppsala University is, by international standards, very strong in macroeconomics, public economics, labour economics and applied microeconometrics.
WHY THIS PROGRAMME?
This programme is consistently ranked as one of the top programmes in economics in Sweden. Our students come from all over the world and are trained to become professional economic analysts.
We focus on understanding and evaluating economic policy, providing you with state of the art training in analysing real world data. The programme is designed to help you achieve the skills needed in your future careers. You will have ample opportunities to specialise in different fields, including public, labour, macro, political economics and more.
During the programme you can expect to:
- be a part of one of the top economics programmes in Sweden
- collaborate with and visit potential employers such as ministries, research institutes, banks and other organidations
- be close to very strong research in public economics, labour economics, macroeconomics and applied microeconometrics
There are also good opportunities to study abroad within the programme. This is primarily made possible by the fact that the programme contains no compulsory courses apart from the final Master’s thesis. Students may choose to study abroad through one of the university-level collaborations organised by the International Office.
You have a studied economics for at least a year and also taken some courses in statistics. You are now looking for an education that gives you a strong theoretical foundation as well as tools and practical experience of applying your skills in different areas.
You are extremely motivated and have confidence in your own ability and knowledge. You have a naturally analytical attitude and are both able and willing to express your thoughts. You expect to contribute as much to the educational experience of others as you expect to learn from their previous experiences and knowledge.
A future PhD education is a possibility you might have thought about and you would value an opportunity to get in closer contact with current research. You also know that experts in economics are in high demand in many areas so starting to work right after graduation is also something you are considering.
The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (120 credits) with Economics as the main field of study.
A Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in economics and 15 credits in statistics (or closely related subject).
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
- IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
- TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
- Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Selection: Students are selected based on a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies, particularly in economics and statistics.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
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