Programme structure

In the two year master's programme in Economics, you choose between three different programme options that will give you the opportunity to specialize in one of the department's core research themes.

Programme structure for students admitted to the program autumn 2017 or earlier.

Common structure

  • Common mandatory courses: 40 ECTS
  • Optional courses: 50 ECTS
  • Mandatory master's thesis: 30 ECTS

This table gives an overview of the master's programme. You must click on the programme option in order to see a schedule specified for the track you have chosen.

4. semester ECON4091 - Master's Thesis and Oral Exam
3. semester Optional ECON4000 course or programme option course Optional ECON4000 course or programme option course Optional ECON4000 course or programme option course
2. semester ECON4150 - Introductory Econometrics Optional ECON4000 course or programme option course Optional ECON4000 course or programme option course
1. semester ECON4120 - Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra ECON4200 - Microeconomics and Game Theory ECON4310 - Macroeconomic Theory
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Common mandatory courses

If you have already passed any of these courses as a part of your bachelor's degree at UiO, you must replace the courses with an optional 4000-course in economics.

Programme options

The master's programme has the following three programme options that encompass both mandatory and optional courses. You sign up for one of these programme options in StudentWeb during your first semester of the programme.

Admission to external UiO-courses

It may occur that a course given at another UiO department is relevant enough to the field of economics to be considered essentially an economics course, even though the course does not formally have an ECON code. In such cases, students may apply to the department to replace up to 20 credits in the category "optional ECON4000 course" with other master's level courses without an ECON code, within the following fields.

Send an e-mail to post@econ.uio.no, where you include a link to the course description. Applications will be assessed on the basis of relevance to the field of economics.

A semester abroad

We recommend that you go on exchange during your second semester (Spring semester) and take courses that can be approved as optional courses at the 4000-level.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Philosophy in Economics
Published Feb. 7, 2018 1:20 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2018 1:25 PM