Master's Programme in Economics

Full Time

Master's Programme in Economics

Uppsala University
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    1st year fees
  • 120
  • Campus
  • Masters
  • 2 years


This programme is consistently ranked as one of the top programmes in economics in Sweden. Our students come from all over the world and are trained to become professional economic analysts.

We focus on understanding and evaluating economic policy, providing you with state of the art training in analysing real world data. The programme is designed to help you achieve the skills needed in your future careers. You will have ample opportunities to specialise in different fields, including public, labour, macro, political economics and more.

During the programme you can expect to

  • be a part of one of the top economics programmes in Sweden
  • collaborate with and visit potential employers such as ministries, research institutes, banks and other organisations
  • be close to very strong research in public economics, labour economics, macroeconomics and applied microeconometrics

There are also good opportunities to take exchange studies outside Sweden within the programme. This is primarily made possible by the fact that the programme contains no compulsory courses apart from the final Master's thesis. Students may choose to study abroad through one of the university-level collaborations organised by the Division for Internationalisation.

Admission Requirements

Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in economics and 15 credits in statistics (or closely related subject).

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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Students are selected based on a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies, particularly in economics and statistics.
Tuition fee-paying students and non-paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living.

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