Regional and Rural Economies

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.


Prerequisites: Completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study. It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date22.11.2021
End date03.12.2021
Registration deadline01.10.2021
ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studySociology and cultural studiesEconomicsEnvironmental protection (others)
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Westfjords
Tagseconomyregional studiesrural development
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