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  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016


    Our Master's in Economics will provide you with deepened and thor­ough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts and techniques and their applications.

    You will acquire the necessary tools to undertake advanced economic analysis and gain specialised knowledge in your specific field of in­terest. You will also become familiar with state-of-the-art research in each particular field of specialisation and learn important research techniques.

    Choose between one or two yearsThe one-year programme is de­signed to give you sound knowledge of the basic methods of advanced economics and to allow you to specialise in a spe­cific area of interest, as well as enabling you to apply your knowledge to analyse real world problems. The two-year programme further deepens this knowledge, broadens the areas of interest and introduces you to research methods.

    Choose a specialisationA unique feature of the Masters programme in Economics is the ability to tailor your degree in a direction of your interest. You can choose from seven different specialisations:

    * Econometrics
    * Financial Economics
    * Health and Labour Economics
    * International and Development Economics
    * Macroeconomics
    * Microeconomics
    * Public Economics

    Your future careerOur Master in Economics will qualify you for advanced positions within the private and public sectors. Graduates find employment in the financial sector such as commercial banks, insurance companies, and stock exchanges, in government authorities and public institutions, in the health sector, in large companies and private research centres.

    Within the programme you can choose from different specialisations; Econometrics, Financial Economics, Health, Family and Labour Economics, International and Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Public Economics. You will take 15 ECTS credits of core courses and 30 ECTS credits of courses within your specialisation during the first year. In the second year students take a further 7.5 ECTS credits of core courses, and 37.5 ECTS credits of electives within economics and other disciplines. Each year ends with a 15 ECTS credit degree project.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admission requirementsAn undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) of at least 3 years, 180 ECTS credits, with at least 60 credits in economics. These credits must include courses in intermediate microeconomics and econometrics (quantitative methods), or the equivalent knowledge. English 6/English Course B.Selection criteriaBased on academic qualifications. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    Lund University Global Scholarship programmeThe Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

    Programme-specific scholarships

    Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.

    Erasmus Mundus Action 1Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.

    Erasmus Mundus Action 2Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

    Swedish Institute scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

    Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

    The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

    Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

    Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

    * Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
    * Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
    * Swedish-Turkish Programme

    US Student FinanceLund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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