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Essays in Economics

Essay writing at master's level aims to deepen and increase the student's ability to carry out independent analyses. The purpose of the opposition is to critically, but constructively review another thesis work and to give suggestions and opinions for improvements

The essay course consists of writing an essay that is publicly defended at a seminar with a discussant and to discuss another essay at a seminar. The essay shall be written individually or by two students writing together. In the process of writing, the student is advised by one or more tutors. 

The essay course formally takes place during the second half of the term but already in the beginning of the term (only spring term) we give a few information lectures, which discuss different aspects of writing an academic essay.

The course consists of writing an essay that is publicly defended at a seminar with a discussant and to discuss another essay at a seminar. The essay shall be written individually or by two students writing together. In the process of writing, the student is advised by one or more tutors. The course starts with some gatherings for general information on writing essays and seeking information through the library.

Requirements
Students who are admitted to the Master Programme in Economics and have at least 30 ECTS-credits in economics at the advanced level are qualified for this course. For other students, at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics are needed for admission till this course. These credits must include 30 ECTS-credits from the introductory course, a course in intermediate microeconomics (e.g. NEKG21), a course in intermediate econometrics or quantitative methods (e.g., NEKG31), a bachelor essay (e.g. NEKH01), and at least 30 ECTS-credits from the advanced level, or equivalent courses.

Course curriculum

The course consists of writing an essay that is publicly defended at a seminar with a discussant and to discuss another essay at a seminar. The essay shall be written individually or by two students writing together. In the process of writing, the student is advised by one or more tutors. The course starts with some gatherings for general information on writing essays and seeking information through the library.

Students who are admitted to the Master Programme in Economics and have at least 30 ECTS-credits from the advanced level are qualified for this course. For other students, at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics are needed for admission till this course. These credits must include 30 ECTS-credits from the introductory course, a course in intermediate microeconomics (e.g. NEKG21), a course in intermediate econometrics or quantitative methods (e.g., NEKG31), a bachelor essay (e.g. NEKH01), and at least 30 ECTS-credits from the advanced level, or equivalent courses.

Course curriculm

The course consists of writing an essay that is publicly defended at a seminar with a discussant and to discuss another essay at a seminar. The essay shall be written individually or by two students writing together. In the process of writing, the student is advised by one or more tutors. The course starts with some gatherings for general information on writing essays and seeking information through the library.

At least 75 ECTS-credits in economics at the advanced level are required. These must include Master Essay I (e.g. NEKN01) or an equivalent course.

Course curriculum

The course consists of writing an essay that is publicly defended at a seminar with a discussant and discussing another essay at a seminar. The essay shall be written individually or by two students writing together. The essay shall be in the field of finance. In the process of writing, the student is advised by one or more tutors. The main supervisor must hold a PhD. The students shall formulate a clear and original research problem, collect relevant data and investigate and analyse the problem in a scholarly manner.

Students admitted to the Master Programmes in Finance (one year) are qualified for this course

Course curriculum

The course consists of writing an essay that is publicly defended at a seminar with a discussant and to discuss another essay at a seminar. The essay shall be written individually or by two students writing together. In the process of writing, the student is advised by one or more tutors. The course starts with some gatherings for general information on writing essays and digital information seeking.

The course also consists of a part where the student shall show specific knowledge from the various parts of the programme and an ability to integrate the various parts of the programme

Students who are admitted to the Master Programme Data Analytics and Business Economics and have at least 30 ECTS-credits from courses within this programme are qualified for this course.

Course curriculum

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