Admission requirements

Master of Science in Applied Economics

This page outlines the specific admission requirements for this programme.

In addition, you must meet the general requirements for Master of Science.


1.1 Undergraduate degree
a) A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in the field of business administration, finance, or economics.


b) A successfully completed Bachelor's degree with a specialisation (minimum 80 ECTS) in one of the following fields, provided that the combination of courses gives a good foundation for further studies within Applied Economics:

  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Psychology
  • Quantitative Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

1.2 The Bachelor’s degree must include the following courses:

  • Statistics or Econometrics
  • Two courses in Economics*
  • Mathematics**

*If you do not have the required number of economics courses in your bachelor´s degree you may still apply. Quantitative courses may in certain cases compensate for a lack of courses in economics.

**Courses in quantitative methods may in certain cases compensate for a lack of courses in mathematics


In addition to the entry requirements for all MSc degree programmes, the following requirements must be met:

  • a minimum grade of C in courses of particular relevance to the MSc programme.

Courses include those listed as compulsory requirements for admission to the MSc in Applied Economics degree programme above.

Please note:
The admission requirements above are minimum requirements. We recommend that applicants have more knowledge in the areas of methodology and economics.

Grades are posted using the ECTS scale.

Last updated 24 November 2020