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Analytical Methods

This course covers the mathematical methods that are widely used in advanced economic and econometric analysis. A central part is the solution of optimization problems. The course also presents basic concepts of game theory, including important equilibrium concepts.

Welcome to the course Analytical methods, 7.5 hp!

This course is a collaboration with Uppsala University where all teaching and examination will be held.

For more information about the course click here: Analytical methods

Information to our new international students

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Register for the course at SLU only

It is not possible to self-register for this course in Ladok Student. How to register for the course depends on which programme you are enrolled in:

* Students on Agronomprogrammet – ekonomi can register by sending an email to The deadline is 22 of August.

* Students starting a master's programme will be registered as part of the roll call for their programme.

You can only get access to the course material on Studium at Uppsala University after you have registered at SLU. It may take up to a few days after the registration at SLU before you receive a confirmation from Uppsala University that you can activate your student account at Uppsala University. You also need a student account at Uppsala University to access their Ladok Student to sign up for exams.

Please note that you must be admitted and registered to attend the course. Unregistered students may NOT stay on the premises, for reasons of insurance, and cannot participate in examinations. If you withdraw from the course, we kindly ask you to notify We will register a non-completion in Ladok and notify Uppsala University.

If you need special support, please inform the course leader or student administration at the start of the course so that special arrangements can be made, for example for examination. Certificates from Nais must be presented with information about the support recommended for you. More information can be found here: Study support


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Additional course evaluations for NA0125

Academic year 2021/2022

Analytical Methods (NA0125-10246) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2021/2022

Analytical Methods (NA0125-M1246) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Analytical Methods (NA0125-10210) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Analytical Methods (NA0125-10176) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Analytical Methods (NA0125-10234) 2018-09-03 - 2018-11-05

Academic year 2017/2018

Analytical Methods (NA0125-10064) 2017-08-28 - 2017-10-30

Academic year 2016/2017

Analytical Methods (NA0125-10038) 2016-08-29 - 2016-10-31

NA0125 Analytical Methods, 7.5 Credits

Analytiska metoder

Syllabus approved




Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school is required as from the academic year 2009/10.
Knowledge equivalent of 180 credits, of which 90 in Economics.
Knowledge equivalent of English A from upper secondary school.


After completing this course, the student is expected to master the mathematical tools required for advanced study in microeconomics and econometrics, and to demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the basic concepts of game theory.


This course consists of two parts:
Part I: Mathematics involves functions of one variable and their derivatives, single-variable optimization, integration, functions of many variables and partial derivatives, multivariable optimization and constrained optimization.
Part II: Game theory for economists covers some of the basic concepts of game theory such as the formal representation of games, extensive-form and strategic-form games, one-shot and repeated games and different equilibrium concepts e.g. Nash-equilibrium.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

This course plan follows the administrative standards of Uppsala University. Specific information about the course (time schedule, etc.) can be found about a month prior to course start on the website of Uppsala University, Additional information can also be provided by Director of Studies at Department of Economics, SLU,

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Further information

Determined by: Utbildningsnämnden, Fakulteten för naturresurser och lantbruksvetenskap
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management (270 hec) Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master´s Programme Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13082 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0125 Application code: SLU-10148 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 50%