Bachelor’s programme in Economy and Society

BSc in Economy and Society | 3 years | 180 credits

Bachelor’s programme in Economy and Society

How can understanding economic change in the past foster future sustainable development? The programme is taught in English and aimed at recent high school graduates with a strong academic background, international career ambitions, and the drive to gain knowledge and skills in global context analysis, both in the public and private sector.

You will study at the department of economic history, where teaching is concerned with how understanding economic change in the past can help us shape the future. Economic historians use concepts and theories from the social sciences to study the development of economies in many different social, political and cultural contexts. They combine the skills of the economist and the historian, the statistician and the sociologist. Most courses are taught at the department of economic history, but the program also contains four courses taught at the department of economics.

This programme combines the two complementary fields of economic history and economics. It will appeal if you want training in the application of economic theory and quantitative methods to real problems.

You will examine important global issues, for example mechanisms driving economic growth and development over time at both national and regional levels, and the importance of education and human capital in economic change.

You will also learn about future sustainable development at the national, company and household levels. While the scope is global, the Scandinavian experience will be central when identifying lessons to be learned.

The BSc in Economy and Society offers:

  • A vast, yet focused curriculum in economic history and economics, combined with complementing electives in other social sciences
  • International perspectives from faculty members and students
  • Team-based projects enhancing cross-cultural learning
  • Opportunities of internships in companies and/or exchange studies abroad at one of our partner universities
  • Study and career advice

Career prospects

The skills you will develop by studying economy and society are attractive to a range of employers. Our graduates are likely to find work in a variety of industries, including politics and government, banking and finance, NGOs, charities and international development, as well as in the press and media.

Application is open 

Application period: 16 October 2023–15 January 2024

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Next programme start

2 September 2024

Arrival day


Application deadline

Application will open for international students 2023-10-16


3 years, full time

Tuition fee

SEK 100.000 (approx. €10.470) per year. EU/EAA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Class profile 2022/23






Male students


Female students

18 - 28

Age range