Cultural Heritage as a Driver for Regional Development, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 15 January 2024

    End date: 24 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-01734 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university


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 focus of this course is cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth. The course covers the role of cultural heritage in specific systems-wide cultural districts, regional fields of creative power, as well as the economic impact of conservation and adaptive reuse of the built cultural heritage. The course also highlights and problematises issues such as conservation - utility - development, as well as models for how cultural heritage can strengthen the social economy. Special emphasis will be put on the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage.

More information


Department of Art History, Campus Gotland

Cramérgatan 3

621 67 VISBY

Carina Dahlström, Study administrator


Telephone: +46 498 10 82 34

Magnus Wessberg, Director of studies


Telephone: +46 498 10 83 34, +46 18 471 83 34