Katharina Wedel from Germany
"I chose to study the Master’s in Economics at Lund University School of Economics and Management because it offered a lot of different courses and specialisations, while still covering the basic courses in advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
Some of the courses are applied courses, where you have to submit a lot of assignments, often using a statistical program such as Stata, or short essays. Most of these assignments are based on group work, while some are individual work. Through the group work, you will get to know your classmates better – some of them will even become your friends – and you will adapt to different ways of working together.
The workload of the programme is quite high and the pace is fast, especially since you have two courses at the same time. The courses last 7–8 weeks, usually ending with a written examination. Professors encourage students to actively participate in the lessons and discuss different topics. They also motivate us students to ask questions and we are always welcome to visit them during their office hours if we have any inquiries.
After finishing my Master’s studies here in Lund, I am going back to Germany to study a PhD. Before I came here, I would never have imagined going into a doctoral education, but the courses in general – and the two Master's essays that we had to write in particular – inspired me to explore the subject of economics further."