The purpose of this course is to apply economic theory and methods to independently solve a relevant economic problem. The emphasis is to develop the analytical ability of the student. This include how to formulate and solve a research problem. In addition, the aim of the course is to develop students' skills to critically examine and evaluate research reports. A substantial part of the course is to write a scientific paper. The essay should be such that the student shows that he / she possesses the skills listed above.
90 ECTS of undergraduate courses in economics, whereof 30 ECTS on C-level (G2F). Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Mathematical Economics I D7, or the equivalent.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
The online application opens 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.