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Macroeconomic Theory

After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to conduct advanced and independent analyses of important real world macroeconomic issues.

Welcome to the course Macroeconomic Theory, 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 regarding schedule, literature, amongst other things, click here:

Register for the course at SLU only

We apply self-registration in this course. The self-registration is open 2021-10-10 - 2021-10-25.

You can only get access to the course material on the Student Portal at Uppsala University after we send a registration list to Uppsala University. It may take up to a few days until you receive confirmation from Uppsala University that you can activate your student account at Uppsala University. The student account is needed to access their Ladok Student to sign up for exams. Make sure to activate your student account at SLU according to the instructions that will be sent to you e-mail.

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Additional course evaluations for NA0134

Academic year 2020/2021

Macroeconomic Theory (NA0134-20122) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Macroeconomic Theory (NA0134-20083) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Macroeconomic Theory (NA0134-20142) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Macroeconomic Theory (NA0134-20039) 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14

Academic year 2016/2017

Macroeconomic Theory (NA0134-20029) 2016-11-01 - 2017-01-15

NA0134 Macroeconomic Theory, 7.5 Credits

Makroekonomisk teori

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 to 180 credits, of which 90 credits in Economics.
Knowledge equivalent to English A from upper secondary school.


After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to conduct advanced and independent analyses of important real world macroeconomic issues.


The course covers six major areas, namely (i) economic growth, (ii) business cycles, (iii) consumption, (iv) investment, (v) unemployment, and (vi) macroeconomic policy. Questions addressed include the following: Why are some countries richer than others? What determines unemployment in the short run and in the long run? How can monetary and fiscal policy affect economic fluctuations?

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: Utskottet för samhälls- och tvärvetenskapliga utbildningar, avancerad nivå (USA)

Grading criteria for NA0134 Macroeconomic Theory, HT2021

The course is offered in collaboration with the Department of Economics at Uppsala University (UU), which is also responsible for the examination of the course.

The course examiner grades the students according to the grading scale decided by the Department of Economics, UU, for the course 2NE814 Macroeconomic Theory while applying the below grading criteria.

Exam points

UU grade

0 – 49%

Fail / F

50 – 54%

Sufficient / E

55 – 64%

Satisfactory / D

65 – 74%

Good / C

75 – 89%

Very good / B

90 – 100%

Excellent / A

SLU uses a different grading scale for NA0134 Macroeconomic Theory than what is applied by UU for 2NE814 Macroeconomic Theory. Below is a table for transferring the grades decided by the course examiner at UU to SLU's grading scale.

UU grade

ECTS grade

SLU grade













Very good






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 Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme (Agrar ekonomi och företagsledning) Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme Environmental Economics and Management - Master´s Programme (Miljöekonomi och företagsledning) 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: NA0134 Application code: SLU-20121 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 50%