Economics C: Labour Economics, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 2 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-22506 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 22 August 2022

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 22 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-72506 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 9 January 2023

Entry requirements: At least 52.5 credits from Economics A and B and 15 credits in statistics or mathematics.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

The functioning of the labour market is central to people's living conditions. Wages, employment conditions, employment and unemployment are determined in a complicated interplay among individuals, firms, organisations and public authorities. Labour economics is the area in economics studying this interaction.

The course presents modern labour market theory and shows how this can be applied to the Swedish labour market. Among those areas that are covered, the following can be mentioned:

  • Labour force participation and hours worked
  • Demand for labour
  • Wage differences, the human capital theory and discrimination theory, for example 
  • Demand for education
  • Labour mobility
  • Trade unions
  • Unemployment and labour market policy

More information

Contact

Department of Economics

Ekonomikum Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 5108

Email: info@nek.uu.se

Student Administration

Email: studentadmin@nek.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 51 08