spring 2020
SOK-2050 Dissertation in Economics - 10 ECTS

Last changed 23.06.2020

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries:

1st of June for the autumn semester and 1st December for the spring semester

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

1st of October for the spring semester and 15th of April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course. To register for the course, students must have completed at least 60 ECTS credits in Economics.

Admission requirements

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list.

Application code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Course content

The course is individually designed. The student will propose a topic and relevant literature. The proposal is discussed and approved by a supervisor who will provide advice on the work with the thesis throughout the semester.

Objectives of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and comprehension:

  • relevant theoretical concepts and ideas
  • relevant empirical applications.


The course should prepare the student to:

  • work independently on relevant problems and questions


The student should be able to read, understand and present relevant economic models and results

Language of instruction


Teaching methods



Term paper (100%) The termpaper has to be written in english. There will be no re-sit exam arranged for this course. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail

The termpaper has to be written in English.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SOK-2050