Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives in Economic Geography, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Spring 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 24 March 2022

    End date: 5 June 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-72011 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the social sciences.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

The course provides an orientation on research issues, concepts and theories in modern economic geography, such as how new technologies affect the importance of distance and interaction at local and global levels, and the relationships between these levels. The course addresses issues related to production, consumption, and intermediate processes, as well as issues of uneven economic development in relation to e.g. social and economic conditions in labour markets.

The course is intended for human geography students and other students in social science with an interest in businesses, technology development, globalisation, economic integration, and regional (uneven) economic development.

More information


Department of Social and Economic Geography

Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study Counsellors


Telephone: +46 18 471 25 35