More about the programme

You can complete the MSc in Economics with or without specialization.  


There are three possibilities for specialization:


Strategy and Markets: The key academic fields will be an understanding of allocative consequences of different market forms and their regulation in different sectors of the economy.      

Macroeconomics and Development: The graduates will obtain advanced knowledge of trends and events in the global economy, related to historical cases, economic growth, business cycle fluctuations, and international economics. 

Health Economics: Key academic fields will be an understanding of resource allocations in different parts of the health care system.


The programme

 The graduate programme in Economics consists of a series of compulsory courses and electives, some predetermined and others free of choice amongst graduate courses offered at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The programme is completed with your master’s thesis.

The individual specialization have different areas of focus and therefore you will have great opportunities to choose exactly the profile you find most interesting.

The compulsory courses ensure you a solid theoretical and methodical foundation.

Furthermore, it is possible to do courses offered at other faculties and universities – both in Denmark and abroad. The Study Board must validate your choices first.

Likewise, it is possible to obtain ECTS credits equivalent to an elective course for a report based on a relevant internship (at an embassy, a ministry or an organization etc.).

Teaching methods

The year is divided into two semesters: The autumn semester begins on September 1st and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester begins on February 1st and ends around May/June.

The teaching takes place primarily as lectures and possibly with practical assignment lessons as supplements. Furthermore, individual supervision can occur.

The student must purchase books and other educational material on his/her own.

Examination types

Each course is completed with an exam. The examination types vary, but can take form as e.g. a written exam, an oral exam, a take-home assignment or a multiple-choice test. The examination type for the individual course will be stated in the course description.

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