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International Economic History (level 4)

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

About the course

The course objective is to use different theoretical approaches to critically examine the international expansion of the economy in light of changes in the labor market, technology and the role of government. The course provides the student with insights about the value of different theoretical approaches and methods in comparative analyzes of the economy. Of particular interest is the ability to discern national and regional variations in different parts of the world-capitalist system since industrialization, regarding actors, institutional arrangement, technological developments and their markets as well as the distribution of wealth, and analyze how these factors interact in long-term economic development. Students choose at the end of the course an individual case study to analyze a country's or region's development.
In-depth knowledge of: 
- International economic and social patterns and processes. 
- Relevant theories and concepts useful in long-term economic-historical and institutional analysis. 
In-depth ability to: 
- Independently select and use appropriate methods to analyze economic and social development in the students own case studies. 
- Write about and critically evaluate the theoretical perspectives, interpretations and explanations that the course covers.

Application and eligibility

International Economic History (level 4), 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 November 2021


16 January 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have accomplished 90-ECTS credits in either Economic History, Economics, Business Administration, Political Science or an equivalent Social Science topic, including a bachelor thesis equivalent to 15 ECTS credits.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

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Course is given by
Geography and Economic History
Contact person for the course is:
Hans Jörgensen