Master (2 years) of Science in Economics, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Economics is a two-year degree programme of 120 ECTS. This programme is intended to equip you with the main tools of the professional economist, whether you intend to work in government, finance and banking, international organisations or private sector firms such as economic consultancies. The programme consists of a number of constituent and optional courses. The mandatory courses ensure that you get a solid theoretical and methodological foundation, while you with the electives have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest. The teaching is mainly organised as lectures and lessons where you get practical assignments. In addition, individual supervision will be given. The programme is concluded with your thesis.

Programme structure.

Career Opportunities  

The MSc in Economics offers opportunities for employment within a very broad professional spectrum. Thus, the programme is targeted towards employment in both the public and private sectors, including businesses and trade organisations. Recent employment studies have shown that employment in ministries, teaching and research institutions, and with local authorities is common, as is employment in the private sector, e.g. as consultants and in banks.

Graduates also find employment in international organisations such as the European Union, OECD, the UN, etc. where economic expertise is in high demand. 

Finally, the MSc in Economics can be the starting point for a career in research, e.g. as a Ph.D. student.


The admission requirement for the M.Sc. in Economics (cand.oecon.) is the Danish three-year
  • BSc in Economics,
  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration (HA) or
  • BSc in Mathematics and Economy.
Applicants with other relevant backgrounds can also apply. The applications will be evaluated on an individual basis. If your degree does not fulfil the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

In addition, you have to document your English language qualifications. Read more about English language requirements.

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

Entry requirements.

Tuition Fees

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. For information regarding scholarships:

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

Autumn - EU/EEA or Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EEA or Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01



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