The course departs from the differences in economic development on local, regional, national and global levels, not least within the European Union (EU). Which processes have contributed to the geographical patterns and changes over time? How can scientific approaches and methods contribute to an enhanced understanding of these processes, but also to political decision-making influencing territorial development? During the course concepts, theories and issues related to economic geography, regional development, growth and welfare are introduced. Focus is on conditions in developed economies, especially Sweden, the Nordic countries and Europe. Changes during recent decades are emphasized. In addition, methods, among them GIS-applications, relevant for regional analyses, as well as practices within the fields of strategic/territorial development and regional policy, are dealt with. Students that are admitted to the course are expected to have basic skills in GIS, equivalent to those learned during the course Human Geography and urban Theory.
Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject, including 7,5 ECTS in quantitative methods, or equivalently.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service is in Swedish.
Notification of admission will be sent in mid-July.
Contact the department for more information.
Application deadline is
16 April 2018.
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.