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Entry requirements

Entry requirement

To apply for the Master's programme in Economics, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • BSc. in Economics from SDU - gives you a legal claim for admission
  • BSc. in Economics from another Danish university
  • BSc. in Mathematics and Economy from SDU
  • BSc. in Economics and Business Administration (HA) from SDU with a profile in General Business Administration

    -The degree is qualifying if it includes 20 ECTS in Microeconomics and 10 ECTS in Econometrics. Alternatively, Econometrics can be taken as a supplementary course after admission

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a minimum of 100 ECTS within Economics. As a minimum, the following subjects must be included with the stipulated number of ECTS:

  • Mathematics 10 ECTS
  • Statistics 5 ECTS
  • Microeconomics 20 ECTS
  • Macroeconomics 10 ECTS
  •  Econometrics 10 ECTS
  • Accounting 10 ECTS
  • Finance 10 ECTS
  • Further 25 ECTS within the above economic areas

English language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you are required to submit proof of your English proficiency unless your Bachelor's gives you a legal claim for admission. See the English language requirements.

Selection criteria

 There is a limited number of study places in the programme. If there are more qualified applicants than study places, applicants without a legal claim are selected based on the following criteria:

Grade point average of the qualifying degree. If the degree is not completed at the time of application, the grade point average is calculated based on the courses passed at the time of application. 

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously studied at the program, or if you already do, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

You can see which rules may apply for you and what to do on the page: Studied in a Master's programme before?

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about the rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.

Study start

1. September

Study location

Odense

Language of instruction

English 

Application deadlines

Study start 1. September:

  • 1. February for non-EU/EEA citizens
  • 1. March for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit  

Study Board of Market and Management Anthropology, Economics, Mathematics-Economics, Environmental and Resource Management (Odense) University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 2290

Last Updated 27.08.2021