The programme provides you with deepened and thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts and techniques and their applications. You will acquire the necessary tools to undertake advanced economic analysis and gain specialised knowledge in your specific field of interest. You will also become familiar with major and recent literature in your particular field of specialisation and learn important research techniques.
What does this programme offer?
The one-year programme is designed to give you sound knowledge of the basic methods of advanced economics and to allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest, as well as enabling you to apply your knowledge to analyse real world problems. The two-year programme further deepens this knowledge, broadens the areas of interest and introduces you to research methods.
Within the programme you can choose from different specialisations; Econometrics, Financial Economics, Health and Labour Economics, International and Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Public Economics. Within your specialisation you will take a required set of courses during the first year and also additional elective courses. In the second year students take additional core courses and electives within economics and other disciplines. Each year ends with a 15 ECTS credit degree project.
You will be qualified for advanced positions within the private and public sectors. Graduates find employment in the financial sector such as commercial banks, insurance companies, and stock exchanges, in government authorities and public institutions, in the health sector, in large companies and private research centres. Many international institutions have a constant demand for economists, for example the UN, ILO, EU, ECB, OECD, IMF, the World Bank and various aid agencies such as SIDA.
The programme also provides excellent preparation for doctoral studies.