Master Programme in Economics: Master
Bachelor?s Degree of at least 180 ECTS credits with a major in Economics including either the course
NEGB01 Economics - continuation course 30 ECTS credits or the courses
NEGB14 Macroeconomics 7.5 ECTS credits, NEGB22 Econometrics 7.5 ECTS credits and one of the courses NEGB13 Microeconomics 7.5 ECTS credits or NEGB25 Microeconomics and quantiative methods 15 ECTS credits.
STGA01 Statistics I 15 ECTS credits or equivalent. Upper secondary level English 6 or B or equivalent.
Application and tuition fees
- Total fee: 115,000 SEK (approximately €12,778)
- Per semester / First payment: 57,500 SEK (approximately €6,389)
- Application fee: 900 SEK (approximately €100)
If you are an exchange student, or if you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
EducationThe 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 InstructionThis 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.
ExaminationThere are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactYour most important contact with working life will be while you are doing the degree project. It will always be carried out in close cooperation with companies or other organizations.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Behavioural Economics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Applied Econometrics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|International Macroeconomics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Economic Policy Evaluation (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Economic Growth/Macroeconomics (Elective)||7.5|
|Economics - Master's Thesis (one year) (Obligatory)||15|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.