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Master of Science in Economics: Master Karlstad University



Course info


If you are interested in Economics, the Master's programme in Economics is ideal for you. Here is the chance to specialise further in exciting and current economic issues and get the chance to work with interesting tasks in the public and private sectors.


The Master's programme consists of courses in economics (at least 30 ECTS cr) including a degree project of 15 ECTS cr, plus statistics (at least 15 ECTS cr) and elective in other subjects (max. 15 ECTS cr). The mandatory programme courses in economics are: International Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Behavioural Economics, Valuation and the degree project. Optional courses in economics are, for instance: Financial Risk Management, Portfolio Analysis and Economic Growth (each 7.5 ECTS cr). Students' own efforts to unite theory and practice are central to all programme courses.

Form of Instruction

This is a full-time study programme. The number of scheduled classes varies, and projects and seminars are part of many courses. Students are expected to participate actively in class and study extensively on their own.

Employment Market

A Master's degree in Economics gives qualifications for positions that require great skills in economic analysis. Public agencies as well as private institutions, such as banks, are looking to employ people with such skills and abilities.


The Master's programme in Economics consists of 60 ECTS credits and leads to a Master of Science in Economics. The degree qualifies for doctoral studies and can include 15 ECTS credits Bachelor-level courses.

Further Studies

The programme provides a good basis for further advanced studies and research. The Master degree also qualifies the student for further studies within PhD program in the major field of study.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Economics: Master.

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees

SEK95,000.00 (7,62,641) per year

Approximately €10,556


26 Aug


Karlstad University

Universitetsgatan 2,


SE-651 88, Sweden

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelors Degree of at least 180 ECTS credits with a major in Economics including the courses.

They must have documented your knowledge of English through the TOEFL test (paper-based test: 575 / computer-based test: 213 / Internet-based test: 90) or IELTS (required score 6.5 - no band lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

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