Master Programme in Economics

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Master Programme in Economics

Karlstad University
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If you are interested in Economics, the Master's programme in Economics is ideal for you. Here is the chance to specialise further in exciting and current economic issues and get the chance to work with interesting tasks in the public and private sectors.

The Master's programme consists of courses in economics (at least 30 ECTS cr) including a degree project of 15 ECTS cr, plus statistics (at least 15 ECTS cr) and elective in other subjects (max. 15 ECTS cr). The mandatory programme courses in economics are: International Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Valuation and the degree project. Optional courses in economics are, for instance: Financial Risk Management, Portfolio Analysis and Economic Growth (each 7.5 ECTS cr). Students' own efforts to unite theory and practice are central to all programme courses.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor?s Degree of at least 180 ECTS credits with a major in Economics including either the course
NEGB01 Economics - continuation course 30 ECTS credits or the courses
NEGB14 Macroeconomics 7.5 ECTS credits, NEGB22 Econometrics 7.5 ECTS credits and one of the courses NEGB13 Microeconomics 7.5 ECTS credits or NEGB25 Microeconomics and quantiative methods 15 ECTS credits.
STGA01 Statistics I 15 ECTS credits or equivalent. Upper secondary level English 6 or B or equivalent.

Courses Units

You need to complete 60 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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This is a full-time study programme. The number of scheduled classes varies, and projects and seminars are part of many courses. Students are expected to participate actively in class and study extensively on their own.

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