About the Programme - Department of Economics

The programme provides a solid foundation in modern economics and allows you to choose a specialisation of your interest. While it is possible to adjust the programme to the specific needs of students with particular backgrounds, we have developed a standard track which suits most of our students while still providing flexibility and opportunities for individualised specialisations. The first year of the standard track is devoted to core theoretical and empirical methods, while the second year focuses on applications and specialization. This structure allows for your independence and self-reliance to grow as the programme progresses. The programme ends with a full semester of thesis work which allows you to put your skills to work and show your ability to independently perform advanced analytical tasks. You can read more about the structure of the standard track by clicking on the link “Standard track” in the menu to the left.


Upon receiving the Master’s Degree, you are ready to cope with the challenges of the highly qualified analytical work you will meet in your professional career. The programme prepares you exceptionally well for a career in public administration and private organisations, as well as for any Ph.D. programme in economics. You can read more about the careers of previous students here.

Comparative advantages

The Department of Economics at Uppsala University is, in an international perspective, very strong within the areas of public economics, labour economics and applied microeconometrics. Since we believe in the theory of comparative advantages, our master programme rests firmly on the pillars of these strong research areas. Even though you are encouraged to specialize within a field of your own choice, the overall theme of the programme has a strong leaning towards public policy. This specialisation gives a distinct advantage to students wanting to pursue a career in which predicting policy changes or understanding consequences of public policies is of key importance.


In order to make sure that you obtain all the skills and experiences you need during your time in the programme, we provide opportunities for exchanges studies at other universities (see “exchange studies” in the menu to the left). Together, we also make visits to potential employers, such as ministries, major companies and organisations (see “study visits” in the menu to the left). Finally, in cooperation with the student organisations, in particular Pareto, we organise events and develop the programme to keep up with the demands of highly ambitious students.


Master's Programme Coordinator
Contact me for information about the programme, course contents etc.

Oscar Erixson
phone: (+46)18 – 471 51 12
e-mail: oscar.erixson@nek.uu.se

Study Counsellor
Contact me if you have questions concerning adminstrative issues, registration for courses etc.

Nina Andersson
phone: (+46)18 - 471 51 08
e-mail: nina.andersson@nek.uu.se

International Office
Contact us if you have general questions about studying in Uppsala, the application process, scholarships etc.

Lina Solander
e-mail: masterprograms@uu.se

Directors of Master's Programme

Per Engström
phone: (+46)18 - 4717634
e-mail: Per.Engstrom@nek.uu.se