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.
- Common mandatory courses: 30 ECTS
- Optional courses: 60 ECTS
- Mandatory master's thesis: 30 ECTS
Students who have not completed introductory econometrics (ECON4150 or equivalent) as part of their bachelor's degree are strongly recommended to take ECON4150 as part of their master's degree.
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||Optional ECON4000 course / 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
- ECON4120 - Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra
- ECON4200 - Microeconomics and Game Theory
- ECON4310 - Macroeconomic Theory
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.
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.
- Economic history
- Health economics
- ENERGI4010 - Bærekraftige energisystemer
Send an e-mail to email@example.com, 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.