Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Advanced Microeconomics, 7.5 credits
(Avancerad mikroekonomi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1101NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1F (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed second-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Economics and 60 credits at Master's level, of which 45 credits must be in Economics, and English B or the equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:

Knowledge and understanding
  • describe advanced microeconomic theory
  • relate advanced economic theory to social problems at the micro level.

    Skills and abilities
  • apply microeconomic theory in abstract and applied contexts
  • participate in scholarly discussions of microeconomic issues, contributing qualified opinions
  • use an economic perspective in other professional contexts, domestically and internationally.

    Judgement and approach
  • critically and analytically assess empirically and theory-based claims
  • understand how theoretical perspectives and choices of methods influence scientific studies.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course extends the students’ knowledge within the field of microeconomic theory, which is the foundation of contemporary international research in the field of microeconomics. The level of abstraction in this course is significantly higher than in previous microeconomic theory courses in terms of formalised mathematical analysis.

    • Advanced Microeconomics, 7,5 credits
      (Avancerad mikroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Advanced Microeconomics, 7,5 credits
      (Avancerad mikroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Teaching is primarly conducted through lectures.

    6. Examination format

    Examination will be via written examaniation.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    7. Reading list

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1081NE, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).