Postgraduate study opportunities

The Master of Social Sciences degree awarded upon completion of the programme enables you to apply for doctoral programmes in economics at the University of Helsinki and at international universities. 

If your ultimate goal is a doctoral degree in economics, the Research track is recommended. Because it contains the majority of the core courses of the doctoral degree requirements, you can complete the doctoral degree at accelerated pace. When selecting students for the Doctoral Programme in Economics at the University of Helsinki, precedence is given to graduates from the Research track, and it is also an asset if you are applying for doctoral programmes at foreign universities.