About the course

The purpose of the course is that students acquire knowledge in urban and regional economics. Students should obtain an understanding of different sectors localisation decisions and how to analyse the resulting geographical patterns. Students should also be able to analyse the resulting phenomena such as urbanisation, densification, regional development and distribution as well as inequalities. The course aims for students to understand relevant actors in urban development. The course furthermore aims at students acquiring current methods in the field, with a special emphasis on quantitative methods and geographic information systems (GIS).

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor´s degree consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English B/English 6 in Swedish secondary school.

Course literature

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).