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The Master’s 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. The programme provides you with a deepened and thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts and techniques and their applications. You will acquire the necessary tools to undertake advanced economic analysis and gain specialised knowledge in your specific field of interest. You will also become familiar with state-of-the-art research in each particular field of specialisation and learn important research techniques.

The first year is designed to give you a sound knowledge of the basic methods of advanced economics and to allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest, as well as enabling you to apply your knowledge to analyse real world problems. The second year further deepens this knowledge, broadens the areas of interest and introduces you to research methods.

Programme modules/courses

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: Econometrics, Financial Economics, International and Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Public Economics with Health and Labour Economics.

This design allows for a large degree of flexibility. Whilst free choice within the specialisation courses will be allowed as long as the specific prerequisites for the course are satisfied, it is expected that most students will follow these recommended profiles.

Core courses (30 credits in total): These are core courses for all students within the programme and you study them during your first semester: Advanced Econometrics; Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis; Advanced Microeconomic Analysis; Mathematical Methods. Specialisation courses (including elective courses): 60 credits in total. Master's degree project/thesis: 30 credits in total.

Career prospects

Our Master’s 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.

Economists 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?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

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

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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