Why choose this programme?
Changes have been made to the structure of the master's programmes. Instead of offering two different master's programmes, we now offer only one. However, it will be possible to choose between three different specialisations. In connection with these changes, we have published new webpages.
The programme provides rigorous training in modern economics covering a broad range of topics from micro- and macroeconomics, methodology and demography. The study programme encompasses both mandatory and optional courses. A list of optional courses may be found under Structure and accomplishment, forthcoming subjects.
The Department of Economics at the University of Oslo has an excellent academic staff of people who are active within the international research community and as advisors to policy makers in Norway. The Department has a long-standing international reputation. It was founded in 1932 by Professor Ragnar Frisch, who was to become the first Nobel Laureate in Economics in 1969. Another renowned name in its history is Professor Trygve Haavelmo who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1989.
The programme is a two-year, full time degree in economics, which is taught entirely in English.