Syllabus for Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives in Economic Geography

Teoretiska och metodologiska perspektiv i ekonomisk geografi

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2KU093
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Social and Economic Geography A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-06-13
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-06-04
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2020
  • 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.

  • Responsible department: Department of Human Geography

Decisions and guidelines

The course is compulsory in the Master in Social Sciences with a specialisation in Human Geography. The course can also be taken by students at other Master's or as a separate course.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should:

  • possess in-depth knowledge on research issues, concepts and theories in modern economic geography
  • independently and in writing identify, formulate and analyse complex questions and issues in the field of economic geography
  • orally clearly account for and discuss the conclusions that arise from their own and others' economic-geographical work and give an account of the knowledge and arguments that underlie them.


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 level, and the relationships between these levels. The course addresses issues related to production and consumption, as well as intermediate processes and issues of uneven economic development in relation to e.g. social and economic conditions in labor markets.


Instruction primarily consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and written assigments.


Examination is both written and oral. If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.