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Economics

University of Helsinki

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
18000 EUR/year
Free
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About

The Economics programme offered by the University of Helsinki prepares you for a career as an economist in business, financial markets and the public sector.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Upon completing the Economics programme taught at University of Helsinki you will be awarded the Master of Social Sciences degree, having demonstrated that you have developed many skills needed in your future career:

  • Profound knowledge of economic theory and familiarity with scientific economic literature
  • The ability to apply economic theory to solving practical problems and interpreting economic phenomena
  • Familiarity with econometric methods and the ability to apply them to practical research problems
  • The ability to collect and interpret empirical data
  • The ability to communicate conclusions and assess the significance of the assumptions made for them
  • Fluency in communicating economic issues to different domestic and international audiences as well as the capability to work independently and in multidisciplinary cooperation
  • Readiness to assess your own professional performance and systematically develop it, and
  • Knowledge of sources of economic information and the ability to adopt new tools of economic analysis.

The programme comprises two tracks. The Research track is more demanding in that it gives more profound knowledge of economic theory and econometric methods than the General track. This track is particularly suitable if your goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in economics. Profound knowledge of economic theory and methods is also useful in many demanding careers as an economist.

The degree requirements in both tracks correspond to international standards, which will help you when finding employment and pursuing further studies towards a doctoral degree in Finland and globally.

Career

The Master's Programme in Economics is offered at the University of Helsinki. Economists are employed in administrative, planning and development duties requiring economic expertise in various national and international organisations. 

Examples include an analyst career involving risk management, asset pricing and investment strategy, jobs related to analysing the market, production and pricing in companies, assessment and planning of economic policy, and communication. Analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative methods will be of central importance in your work as an economist. 

In particular, economists find employment in government, financial institutions, central banks, national and international organisations, and business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced studies
  • Economic theory and econometric methods 
  • Research skills
  • Master's thesis
  • Field courses in economics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December- 15 January

Language

English, Finnish, Swedish

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed by 31 July a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January. Below are more details concerning applicable studies.
  • You have sufficient proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.

Funding

  • Fully Funded Grant (Tuition fee + 10 000 EUR)
  • Full Tuition fee Grant
  • Study Grant (10 000 EUR)

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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