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In economics we study how a society uses its resources
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Undergraduate Studies in Economics

In economics we study how a society uses its resources. The subject ranges from environmental economics to financial economics and behavioral economics. You can study economics both as a stand-alone course and as part of a program.

Courses in economics are given both autumn and spring semester. 90 credits in economics combined with additional subjects lead to a bachelor's degree. You can also study economics in several bachelor programmes. Then there are opportunities to continue studying at the master's and doctoral levels. The closing date for applications is usually April 15 for the autumn term and October 15 for the spring term.

Courses available in English

Intermediate level

Economics: Intermediate 

Consists of:

  • Micro theory, 7.5 hp (NEK203)
  • Macroeconomics, 7.5 hp (NEK204)
  • Econometrics, 7.5hp (NEK206)
  • Empirical Economics in Practice, 7.5 hp (NEK205)

Advanced level/Bachelor's courses


Period 1:
International economics and financial markets, 7.5 hp (NEK306)

Period 2 (choose 1 of 2)
Health Economics (NEK305) 7.5 hp
Portfolio theory (NEK308) 7.5 hp

Period 3 and 4
Economics Bachelor Thesis  (NEK316) 15hp

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Master's programmes

If you have a bachelor's degree in economics and want to continue studying at master's level, The School of Business, Economics and Law offer a number of two-year programmes leading to a master's degree. The programmes are interdisciplinary in nature and are given in English. There are two programmes with economics and financial economics as majors.