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 Master's programme in Economics, cand.oecon., provides knowledge based on high international research within the profile area. 

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.

About the Degree

You will have the opportunity to choose exactly the profile you find most interesting. The compulsory courses ensure you a solid theoretical and methodical foundation – relevant for all profiles.

Furthermore, it is possible to do courses offered at other faculties and universities – both in Denmark and abroad. The Study Board must validate your choices first.
Likewise, it is possible to obtain ECTS credits equivalent to an elective course for a report based on a relevant internship (at an embassy, a ministry or an organization etc.). 

MSc. in Economics profiles

Teaching varies between lectures, classroom instruction and project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.


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

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.

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

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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