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Quantitative Economics

Master (2 years) of Quantitative Economics, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR


Quantitative Economics at Aarhus University is an elite programme aimed at recruiting top students to prepare them for a career in quantitative economics or finance. It includes advanced-level courses within the areas of economics, econometrics, finance and accounting. The programme aims to provide students with advanced analytical skills and quantitative methods which they can apply in their future careers.   Students have the opportunity to customise their study programme in three semesters comprised entirely of electives. Students are required to choose at least one-quarter of their credits from PhD-level courses. A personal academic advisor from within the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University helps students decide which courses to take.

The department has close ties with many internationally recognised researchers, giving students access to an extensive body of research within quantitative economics that they can build upon. The department also has its own research centre, the Centre for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series (CREATES), with Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle as a member of the centre’s advisory board.

Career Opportunities  

The most common careers for graduates from this programme are in the financial sector or in consultancy at many different types of organisations worldwide. Within Denmark, many employers are familiar with this programme and companies are very much aware of highly-skilled potential new hires. There is virtually no unemployment among these students. The programme also prepares students for a career in research, with many going on to pursue PhDs.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Quantitative Economics please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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