University of Gothenburg

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
8302 EUR/year
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The Economics programme of the University of Gothenburg combines advanced analytical tools with policy applications. During the two years, you will develop your knowledge to a new level, and almost all our graduates now hold advanced positions where they make use of the skills they achieved during their studies.



Economics helps you analyze societal issues and enables you to offer advice in both policy and corporate contexts. From big questions such as climate change and world poverty, to how competitiveness affects a firm’s profitability, to how people would alter their behaviour after a tax cut, economics is highly relevant for many issues in society.

A broad and balanced program

The Economics programme of the University of Gothenburg balances a rigorous theoretical education and strong research connections with opportunities to learn a vocational skillset during applied courses and internships. You will develop institutional knowledge and practical tools to analyze common economic problems in markets and organizations, including issues such as taxes, externalities, public goods, competition, and information problems. Our programme provides a particular opportunity to focus on sustainability, and our collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, also in Gothenburg, allows you to take sustainability courses from disciplines other than pure economics.

Tailor your education to your interests

The programme offers much flexibility. Through a number of elective courses, you can specialize in demanding theoretical courses that prepare you for PhD studies, or choose more applied courses. Our electives present you with several subfields within economics, such as environmental, development, and behavioural economics. The possibility to choose electives outside of economics provides an opportunity to tailor your education to complement your economic skillset with broader expertise in sustainability, statistics, or business. We also offer internship opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Research Process
  • Applied Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree in mathematics or in an engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation
  • English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test
  • 60 credits in economics including 15 credits in microeconomics (of which at least 7,5 credits on intermediate level) and 7,5 credits in econometrics/regression analysis or equivalent, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics. The credits in econometrics/regression analysis or equivalent may be included in the general statistics requirement or in addition to this

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8302 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16605 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 168,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students


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