Department of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

MSc in Economics

A two-year programme in Economics

The programme provides you with deepened and thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts and techniques and their applications. You will acquire the necessary tools to undertake advanced economic analysis and gain specialised knowledge in your specific field of interest. You will also become familiar with major and recent literature in your particular field of specialisation and learn important research techniques.

The programme is designed to give students a sound knowledge in the basic methods of advanced economics, allow them to specialise in a specific area of interest and enable them to apply their knowledge to analyse real world problems. The programme commences with an obligatory first term including courses in Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. After the first term you can choose courses from different specialisations. There is no requirement of following a specific profile (that is, one can take specialisation courses from different profiles), but it is highly recommended. A designated profile will give you a specialised area in Economics and by following one of the recommended structures you will also be well prepared for the master essay.

The follwing recommended profiles are offered:

  • Econometrics
  • Financial Economics
  • International and Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics with Health and Labour Economics.



Programme Director

Associate Professor Maria Persson
Office: Alfa 1:4091B
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 4670

Programme Coordinator

Administrative Officer Ulf Persson 
Office: EC1:283
Phone: + 46 46 222 4290

Programme Curriculum

MSc in Economics (pdf file)