Urban, Regional and International Economics

120 Credits | 2 years | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in economics


This programme provides a deepening education in the field of regional and international economics.

The programme aims to build students core competencies to work with urban, regional and international issues.

During the first year students learn theo­retical and quantitative analytical skills. Strengthening econometric competencies is at the core of first-year courses at various spatial levels; international, in­ter-regional, and local. In the second year the programme aims to further deepen the students’ competencies in the area of urban, regional and international econo­mics. This focus is highly relevant to both developed and developing countries.

The programme includes several method courses which give the students the tools and skills to analyse data and draw conclusions. Thus, this programme combines theoretical knowledge with useful practical skills. The thesis course is conducted in close connection to the research environment and faculty in the Economics discipline given the students useful insights and knowledge in how to conduct research.

All courses are given in English. The programme is open to students from around the world, and courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.

Study abroad

Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The alternative to international exchange is to study elective courses at JIBS. Both alternatives allow you to create your own individualized profile.


Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship.


2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Economics.

After graduation

The education prepares students for positions demanding specialised analytical and methodological skills in economics. The students will thus be well prepared for positions requiring practical and scientific knowledge and the use of this knowledge in new models and methods.

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Credits: 120,0 ECTS
Level: Master's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2016
Application code: HJ-MU064
The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in economics, or equivalent. Furthermore, a minimum of 15 credits in statistics/econometrics is required.

Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

The number of places is limited. Selection is made based on:

  • Academic results from bachelor level studies
  • Letter of motivation
  • GRE (not required, but a good score may strengthen your application)

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in economics

Tuition fees: SEK 120,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students


NB Preliminary list of courses

Year 1

Mathematical Methods for Economics and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits

Microeconomic Foundations of Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits

Advanced Macroeconomics and Growth 7.5 Credits

Economics of Cities and spatial methods 7.5 Credits

Analytical Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits

Advanced Economic Geography 7.5 Credits

Globalization of Economic Activity 7.5 Credits

Critical analysis and Academic writing 7.5 Credits

Year 2

Advanced Econometric Analysis 7.5 Credits

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth 7.5 Credits

Applied Econometrics 7.5 Credits

International Trade Analysis 7.5 Credits

Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 Credits
(elective requirement: 15 credits in economics at A1N and 7.5 credits in statistics/econometrics)

Master Thesis in Economics 30 Credits

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