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About the programme

The Economics (ECO) programme combines advanced analytical tools with policy applications.

The teachers are active researchers, so the students get acquainted with the research frontier during the courses as well as the possibility to use their knowledge in more applied settings.

  • Fun- because economics is about important and interesting social issues.
  • Challenging- because you need to master difficult analytical methods to work on these issues.
  • Rewarding- because our students end up with interesting jobs, with good pay.

Read the programme guide here (Economics 2020-2022).

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Student's point of view


There are both general and programme specific requirements.

Programme specific requirements ECO

NB! The programme specific requirements has been changed from admission 2019 to 2020.

The applicant must fulfill either requirement A or B:


The applicant’s university education must include:

  • 60 credits in Economics including; 15 credits in Microeconomics (of which at least 7,5 credits is on intermediate level) and 7.5 credits in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent.
  • 15 credits in Statistics or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in Quantitative Methods and/or Mathematics. The credits in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent may be included in the general statistics requirement or in addition to this.

or B)

  • At least a Bachelor´s Degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 credits) in Mathematics or in an Engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation.

Programme setup

Term 1

The first semester covers the fundamentals of economic analysis and consists of mandatory core courses in Math, Econometrics, and Micro-and Macroeconomics. 

Term 2

During the second and third semesters, most courses are elective. Our large variety of elective courses provides an opportunity to tailor your education to your particular interests, for example focusing on core economic questions or gaining expertise in sustainability issues. We offer both research-oriented courses and more practice-oriented ones. You can also choose to do an internship with a firm or organization

Term 3

The third semester ends with two mandatory courses—Economic Research Process and Applied Econometrics—which prepare you both for your final thesis and the future job market.

Term 4

The fourth semester is dedicated to your final thesis, where you apply your acquired skills to analyse relevant economic questions and have the opportunity to reflect the specialization you built throughout previous semesters.

Career opportunities

The graduates have provided us with examples of their first job titles; strategy consultant, phd candidate, group financial controller, business management, marketing manager, analyst and innovation manager. 50% had accepted a job before graduation and 90% were employed within six months.

Our professors

Our professors combine their interest in teaching with an interest in research. The department is ranked #87 in the world and #3 in Sweden. Our professors also have many contacts and much practical experience outside the university.




Student Counselling: study.info@gs.gu.se
+46 31- 786 49 56 (phone hours)

MSc Programme Coordinator: Associate professor Katarina Nordblom

Deputy MSc Programme Coordinator: PhD Gustav Kjellsson


Master of Science

Length of education:
2 years, 120 credits

Language of instruction:

Entrance requirements:
Link to requirements

Tuition fee:
Link to tuition fee

Programme period: 
31 August 2020 - 6 June 2022

Application periods:
International applicants (Fee paying students):
16 October 2019- 15 January 2020 www.universityadmissions.se

EU/EEA Citizens*:
16 March 2020 - 15 April 2020
www.antagning.se / www.universityadmissions.se


The Volvo Group scholarship programme

Citizens of the People's Republic of China or the Republic of India who have applied for MSc Economics can apply for the Volvo Group scholarhsip.

Link to information about the scholarship



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