Master in Economics

University of Helsinki

Program Description

Master in Economics

University of Helsinki

HECERThe HECER Master´s Programme in Economics is a full-time, two-year integrated graduate programme

offered by the Department of Political and Economic Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and created in cooperation with the Department of Economics of the Aalto University School of Economics. The programme is organized according to best international practices, and it is easily comparable to the foremost European Master’s programmes in economics.

The HECER Master’s Programme provides professional education for economists, including both theoretical studies and applied training. In addition, students acquire a solid foundation for doctoral studies.

Research at the Department of Political and Economic Studies is of high international standard. This is indicated by a large number of articles published in the leading international scientific journals and by the extensive collaborative relations with universities outside of Finland.

Economics graduates are employed in research institutes, in various international organizations, in business enterprises, in banks, and in state institutions. The degree gives sound expertise to qualify for top jobs in Finnish and international companies as well as in the public sector. Moreover, Economics graduates have excellent opportunities to continue their research career towards a doctoral degree at Finnish or foreign universities.



The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies.

The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students.


The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro.

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  • English

Last updated June 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
Finland Helsinki
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price Free