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Degree certificate - Economics

When you have completed your studies at Lund University and meet the degree requirements, you can apply for your degree certificate.

Degree requirements
At the Department of Economics you can study for either a one-year Master's degree or for two-year Master's degree. Please note that the degree requirements differ between the two degrees.

There is no official "Graduation Day" on which students receive their degree diplomas, and a degree diploma is not automatically presented to you upon completion of your studies. An official degree diploma from Lund University is issued, after submission of an application, by the Degree Office at Lund University. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks to receive the degree diploma. Please note that the degree requirements must be strictly fulfilled before a diploma is issued.

There is a Diploma Ceremony at the end of each spring term where students can get an unofficial diploma to commemorate their studies. Please note, however, that this diploma is not a record of examination.

A Grade Point Average, or similar, is not reported in your degree certificate.

Important things to check before you apply for your degree

  • Only courses that are fully completed can be included in your degree.
  • If you apply for a Master's degree and your Bachelor's degree has not been shown and accepted during the admission process, then the Degree Office needs to see the original to confirm the requirements for your Master's degree.
  • Your certificate will be sent to the address you write on your application.

A one-year Master's degree can be issued with a major in Economics, Health Economics, Finance, and Data Analytics and Business Economics.

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) - Major in Economics
(alt. Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics)

In order to qualify for a one-year Master's degree in Economics, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

- 60 credits at the advanced level, of which at least 52.5 credits must refer to advanced courses in Economics. The remaining 7.5 credits can be from other subjects (must be approved in advance by the Department of Economics).

The following courses must be included in the degree:
- NEKN21 (Adv. Microeconomic Analysis), 7,5 cr
- NEKN31 (Adv. Econometrics), 7,5 cr
- NEKN41 (Adv. Macroeconomic Analysis), 7,5 cr
- NEKN01 (Master Essay), 15 cr

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) - Major in Health Economics
(alt. Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics)

Please note. The degree in Health Economics cannot be awarded after having completed only one year within the master's programme in Economics, or having completed only one year of free-standing courses (this is due to the course structure and requirements for specific courses).

In order to qualify for a one-year Master's degree in Health Economics, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

- 60 credits at the advanced level, of which at least 52.5 credits must refer to advanced courses in Economics. The remaining 7.5 credits can be from other subjects (must be approved in advance by the Department of Economics).

The following courses must be included in the degree:
- NEKN21 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
- NEKN31 Advanced Econometrics
- NEKN51 Economic Evaluation
- NEKN65 Advanced Health Economics
- NEKN33 Applied Microeconometrics
- Optional
- NEKN06 Master Essay in Health Economics (or NEKP01 if the essay in health economics is written during your second year).

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) - Major in Data Analytics and Business Economics - enrolled HT2024 and onwards.
- DABN22 (Introduction to Programming, 3.5 hp)
- DABN19 (Data Visualisation, 4 hp)
- DABN13 (Machine Learning from a Regression Perspective, 7.5 hp)
- DABN14 (Advanced Machine Learning, 7.5 hp)
- DABN20 (Working with Databases, 3.5 hp)
- DABN18 (Legal Aspects of Data Analytics, 4 hp)
- DABN01 (Master Essay, 15 hp)
- 15 hp of available optional courses

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) - Major in Data Analytics and Business Economics - enrolled until HT2023
- DABN11 (Programming in R, 3.5 hp)
- DABN19 (Data Visualisation, 4 hp)
- DABN13 (Machine Learning from a Regression Perspective, 7.5 hp)
- DABN14 (Advanced Machine Learning, 7.5 hp)
- DABN20 (Working with Databases, 3.5 hp)
- DABN18 (Legal Aspects of Data Analytics, 4 hp)
- DABN17 (Analytics-based Strategic Management, 7.5 hp)
- DABN01 (Master Essay, 15 hp)

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Finance - enrolled HT2023 and onwards.
- NEKN81 Foundations of Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN96 Financial Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7.5 cr
- NEKN82 Empirical Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN93 Theory of Corporate Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN89 Financial Risk Management, 7.5 cr
- NEKN95 Managerial Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN02 (Master Essay, 15 cr)

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Finance - enrolled until HT2022.
- NEKN81 Foundations of Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN96 Financial Econometrics and Machine Learning, 7.5 cr
- NEKN82 Empirical Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN93 Theory of Corporate Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN83 Financial Valuation and Risk Management, 7.5 cr
- NEKN95 Managerial Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN02 (Master Essay, 15 cr)

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Finance - enrolled until HT2021.
- NEKN81 Foundations of Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN92 Financial Econometrics, 7.5 cr
- NEKN82 Empirical Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN93 Theory of Corporate Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN83 Financial Valuation and Risk Management, 7.5 cr
- NEKN95 Managerial Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN02 (Master Essay, 15 cr)

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Finance - enrolled until HT2020
- NEKN81 Foundations of Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN92 Financial Econometrics, 7.5 cr
- NEKN82 Empirical Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN93 Theory of Corporate Finance, 7.5 cr
- NEKN86 Financial Valuation and Risk Management, 5 cr
- NEKN87 Fixed Income and Derivatives, 5 cr
- NEKN94 Managerial Finance, 5 cr
- NEKN02 (Master Essay, 15 cr)

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Finance - enrolled until HT2020
- BUSN80 Financial Econometrics or NEKN31 Advanced Econometrics
- BUSN81 Theory of Corporate Finance
- BUSN87 Managerial Finance
- NEKN81 Foundations of Finance
- NEKN82 Empirical Finance
- NEKN83 Financial Valuation and Risk Management
- NEKN02 Master Essay or BUSN88 Master Essay 

A two-year Master's degree can be issued with a major in Economics.

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) - Major in Economics
(alt. Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics)

In order to qualify for a two-year Master's degree in Economics, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

- 120 credits at the advanced level, of which at least 105 credits must refer to advanced courses in Economics. The remaining 15 credits can be from other subjects (must be approved in advance by the Department of Economics).

The following courses must be included in the degree:
- NEKN21 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
- NEKN31 Advanced Econometrics
- NEKN41 Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
- NEKN01 Master Essay, first year
- NEKP01 Master Essay, second year