Master of Science in Economics

Lund University

Program Description

Master of Science in Economics

Lund University

Programme overview

The Master's programme in Economics opens doors to a wide range of careers as an economist, consultant, analyst and advisor and graduates are able to pursue careers in both the public and private sector.

Our Master in Economics will qualify you for advanced positions within the private and public sectors. Graduates find employment in the financial sector such as commercial banks, insurance companies, and stock exchanges, in government authorities and public institutions, in large companies and private research centres, in the health sector and in a large number of international organisations. The master programme is also an excellent preparation for PhD studies.

The programme provides you with deepened and thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts and techniques and their applications as well as advanced methods of empirical analysis. You will acquire the necessary tools to undertake advanced economic analysis and gain specialised knowledge in your specific field of interest. You will become familiar with major and recent research in your particular field of specialisation and learn important research techniques.

A unique feature of the Master’s programme in Economics is the ability to tailor your degree in a direction of your interest. You can choose from different specialisations:

Within the Economics programme you can choose from different specialisations:

  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economics
  • International and Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics with Health and Labour Economics

The first year is designed to give you sound knowledge of the basic theories and methods of advanced economics and to allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest. It gives you the advanced tools necessary to apply your knowledge and enables you to comprehensively analyse real world problems. The second year further deepens your knowledge and abilities, broadens your areas of specialisation and introduces you to research methods.

We offer high quality teaching by a research-active faculty. A variety of assignments and labs, where you practice what you learn, shortens the gap between your studies and landing your first job.

Career prospects

Our Master in Economics will qualify you for advanced positions within the private and public sectors. Graduates find employment in the financial sector such as commercial banks, insurance companies, and stock exchanges, in government authorities and public institutions, in the health sector, in large companies and private research centres.

Economist are in constant demand in many international institutions, for example the UN, ILO, EU, ECB, OECD, IMF, the World Bank and various aid agencies such as SIDA.

The programme also provides excellent prep­aration for PhD studies.


Read more about the programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Economics

Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 17, 2016
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