Economics (master's 2-years)
Why choose this programme?
Want to understand the complex economics mechanisms and forces that influence individuals, companies, and society? Want to learn to think analytically and strategically regarding topics such as sustainability, climate change, global markets, and technological development? With a master’s degree in Economics, you gain a versatile education that gives you competence and skills that are sought after and recognized in both the private and public sector.
By choosing this programme you will get the opportunity to take courses taught by some of Norway’s leading economists and be part of an academic environment that prides it self on being on the forefront of economic research.
Through this programme you will get a good foundation in core economic disciplines like micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics and mathematics, combined with elective courses that offer themes and topics that are based on the research interests of the academic staff. This means that you will have a choice of courses with a diversity of topics like; Demography, International Economics, Behavioural Economics, Economic Policy, Industry Markets and Competition, Money Credit and Finance, Growth and Development, Resources Energy and Environment. This diversity of topics makes it possible to tailor you degree according to your own academic interests.
You may take part of your degree abroad at one of our partner Universities. What about a semester in Shanghai, Essex, Barcelona or San Diego (USA)? As a master’s student in Economics you will be able to choose from UiO’s long list of exchange agreements with Universities across the world.
Through the course ECON4032 - Internship i Økonomi, you'll be able to combine work as an intern at highly esteemed institutions with your other studies, giving you invaluable experience and a taste of how it is to work as an economist.
The 2-year master’s degree programme in Economics has the following three programme options that encompass both compulsory and optional courses. You sign up for one of these programme options in StudentWeb during your first semester of the programme.
- Environmental-, Resource- and Development Economics
Read more about the differences on the programme structure.
The programme is suitable for students with a bachelor's degree in Economics or equivalent.
Discover your future
Preparing for life after graduation is a process that takes time and starts early. We have created a program to make it easier for you to discover your options along the way and make way for good choices later. You will learn more about how you can plan and set goals for yourself, and what you may not be able to plan for. You will gain insight into what may be relevant experiences on the way forward and how you can use your time to explore your options for further education or work. You will also get concrete tools along the way that you can use to find your direction.
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