MSc in Economics

Lund University

Program Description
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MSc in Economics

Lund University

Programme overview

The Master’s in Economics opens doors to a wide range of careers as an economist, consultant, analyst oradvisor and graduates are able to pursue careers both in the public and the private sector. The programme provides you with 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 sound knowledge of the basic methods of advanced economics and to allow you to specialise in a specific area of interest, as well as to enable 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 the direction of your interest. You can choose from different specialisations:

  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economics
  • International and Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • 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 for all students within the programme (30 credits in total): Advanced Econometrics; Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis; Advanced Microeconomic Analysis; Mathematical Methods. Specialisation course (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.

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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 Rankings 2017/2018, 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 one of the 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.

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Last updated September 28, 2017
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
Sweden - Lund
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