Master’s Programme in Economics

Masters student explaining for fellow students

Our international Master’s programme is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in Economics in Sweden. Our students come from all over the world and are trained to become professional economic analysts.

We focus on understanding and evaluating economic policy, providing students with state of the art training in analysing real world data. The programme is designed to help students achieve the skills needed in their future careers. There are ample opportunities to specialise in different fields such as labor economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. We collaborate with and visit potential employers such as ministries, research institutes, banks and other organisations. The Master’s programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies on a doctoral level.

Outline of the Master's Program

Our two-year international Master's program provides a solid foundation in modern economics and allows you to choose a specialization of your interest. While it is possible to adjust the program 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 specializations. The first year of the standard track is devoted to core theoretical and empirical methods, while the second year focuses on applications and specializations. The program ends with a full semester of thesis work which allows you to put your skills to work and to show your ability to independently perform advanced analytical tasks. Read previous Master's theses.


Upon receiving the Master’s degree, you are ready to cope with the challenges of the highly qualified analytical work you will come across in your professional career. The program prepares you exceptionally well for a career in public administration and private organizations, as well as for any PhD program in economics. 

Comparative advantages

The Department of Economics at Uppsala University is, in an international perspective, very strong within the areas of public economics, labor economics and applied microeconometrics. Even though you are encouraged to specialize within a field of your own choice, the overall theme of the program has a strong leaning towards public policy. This specialization gives a distinct advantage to students wanting to pursue a career in which predicting policy changes or understanding the consequences of public policies is of key importance.


The Department of Economics makes visits to potential employers, such as ministries, major companies and organizations. In cooperation with our student organizations, in particular Pareto Uppsala Economic Association, we also organize events and adjust the program to keep up with the demands of highly ambitious students. Find out more about our study visits.

Study abroad

Uppsala University has exchange agreements with over 400 universities worldwide. The Erasmus program provides grants for traineeships at companies, organizations and universities in Europe. Summer courses are provided by some of our selected partner universities. Find out more about studies abroad.

Why Uppsala University? 

Why Uppsala University? Read more about general studies at Uppsala University, the application process, scholarships, career etc. If you have general questions, you can contact the international office:

Last modified: 2023-08-04