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Regional Economic Geography

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

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.
 

Application and eligibility

Regional Economic Geography, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

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.

Selection

Academic credits 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.

Application code

UMU-29023

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. 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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK26,250

Total fee

SEK26,250

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

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.

Selection

Academic credits 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.

Application code

UMU-F2931

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK26,250

Total fee

SEK26,250

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Study Counsellor Håkan Appelblad

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