Here below you can find all master courses the University Centre offers. All courses are taught in 1-3 week modules running from August through June. See how the courses are organised in the teaching schedule for both programs. Usually 2-3 courses are taught at the same time, but students may only enroll in one course at a time.

The master courses are available to you whether you plan to pursue a degree or just take a course or courses. Please review the options for guest studies to determine how you can apply.

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Regional and Community Economies

  • Autumn 2024
  • Next course: 28. October - 15. November 2024
  • CRD Core Course | 6 ECTS
  • Course:CRD0306

About the course

This course discusses challenges and solutions for rural and remote communities in a globalized economy. Strategies for economic diversification and resilience building will be presented. Different economic systems and the role of governing bodies and institutions, as well as economic tools and policies will be covered in this course. The course builds on classic economic theories as well as innovative concepts. This course combines theoretical elements and practical examples for sustainable economic development.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • can define and discuss economic mechanisms from different spatial perspectives.
  • can identify examples of successful regional and rural economic development
  • can explain examples of economic tools, policies and adjustments as well as their impacts.
  • has good skills in reading and writing sections of scientific papers on economic aspects of rural and remote regions.
  • and critically review and discuss traditional and innovative economic concepts in an oral and written form.
  • has developed their critical thinking regarding sustainable economic development.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 10% class participation, 40% group project, 50% final project

Final Exam: Assignment