Department of Economics

Undergraduate studies

A Bachelor’s degree in economics prepares you well for qualified jobs in the private and public sectors, as well as for further studies in economics.

The education comprises the two main fields in economics – microeconomics (where the focus is on individuals and firms) and macroeconomics (where the focus is on the economy as a whole) as well as studies in a number of more specialised fields (e.g. labor economics, public economics and financial economics).

Admission and application

Overview Undergraduate Courses

Economics A

The course aims to give a comprehensive introduction to how economics can be used to analyse different societal issues. Economics A is taken as course package and consists of the courses Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics (15 ECTS-credits), Applied Microeconomics (7.5 ECTS-credits) and International Macroeconomics (7.5 ECTS-credits). These courses are taken full-time and the language of instruction is Swedish.

Economics B

The course aims to give the student more in-depth knowledge in the major fields of economics (i.e. micro and macro theory), but also in a number of more specialised fields such as financial economics and development economics. Economics B is taken as a course package and consists of the mandatory course Microeconomics and Applications (15 ECTS-credits) plus two electives. The electives offered are usually Finance (7.5 ECTS-credits), Macroeconomics (7.5 ECTS-credits) and Economics of Development (7.5 ECTS-credits). The mandatory course is taken full-time during the first half of the semester. The language of instruction is Swedish. The electives are taken at half-speed during the second half of the semester. The language of instruction for these courses is either Swedish or English.

Economics C

The course aims to give the student in-depth knowledge within a number of specialised fields and also lets the student write an undergraudate thesis. Economics C is taken as a course package and consists of two electives plus the mandatory course Thesis Work (15 ECTS-credits). The electives offered are usually Analysis of Economic Data (7.5 ECTS-credits), Labor Economics (7.5 ECTS-credits) and Public Economics (7.5 ECTS-credits). The electives are taken at half-speed during the first half of the semester. The language of instruction is either Swedish or English. The thesis is written during the second half of the semester.