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Economics: Advanced Labour Economics

Course7.5 credits
The course covers and discusses recent advances in Labour Economics, with an emphasis on empirical applications. The course starts by discussing theories of labour supply and demand, and proceeds covering economic research analyzing human capital accumulation (with a particular focus on education), wage inequality and discrimination.

The course covers and discusses recent advances in Labour Economics, with an emphasis on empirical applications. Each lecture focuses on a specific topic. The course starts by discussing theories of labour supply and demand, and proceeds covering economic research analyzing human capital accumulation (with a particular focus on education), wage inequality and discrimination. Topics covered include the effect of migration on labour market outcomes, the influence of parental and social background, and the effectiveness of unemployment and labour market programs. The aim of this course is not only to provide a comprehensive discussion of the status of research in the field of Labour Economics, but also to endow students with the analytic tools necessary to both i) independently analyze and evaluate existing research, and ii) produce knowledge in the form of written essays.

More information can be found at http://www.nek.lu.se

Contact

Department of Economics
Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund
Box 7082, 220 07 Lund
+46 46 222 86 57

Mårten Wallette

Study advisor

+46 46 222 86 75

marten [dot] wallette [at] nek [dot] lu [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students who have been admitted to the Master Programme in Economics and have taken the course NEKN21 "Advanced Microeconomic Analysis" are eligible to take this course. For other students, at least 90 ECTS-credits in economics are required. These must include the course NEKN21 "Advanced Microeconomic Analysis" or an equivalent course. Students who have not previously taken NEKN33 "Applied Microeconometrics" or an equivalent course are strongly recommended to take NEKN33 "Applied Microeconometrics" parallell to NEKN66 "Advanced Labour Economics".

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

This programme or course is currently not open in an international application round.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 15 000

First payment: SEK 15 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations