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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

Student's point of view


There are both general and programme specific requirements.

Programme specific requirements ECO
The applicant must fulfill either requirement A or B:


  • A minimum of 60 credits in Economics and 7.5 credits in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 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.


  • 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 program starts with the fundamentals of economic analysis. You will learn how to analyze common economic problems in markets and in organizations

Term 2

We emphasize vocational training heavily. You will learn to master practical tools used by companies and public authorities around the world.

Term 3

The program offers several field courses in areas where the department is strong, including development, environmental, health, industrial and financial economics.

Term 4

The last term you write your master’s thesis, putting it all together. Use your new analytical skills and apply all the practical tools you have learned to master to analyze important economic issues in your field!

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: 
2 September 2019 - 6 June 2021

Application periods:
International applicants:
1 November 2018 - 15 January 2019 www.universityadmissions.se

Swedish applicants:
15 March - 15 April 2019
www.antagning.se / www.universityadmissions.se



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