Education in economic history in Uppsala

Education at the department covers all levels of economic history. The department also participates in undergraduate programs in economics, in financial and national economic analysis, in the social sciences and in civil engineering.

Studies in economic history are characterized by a broad, international perspective, covering how production, reproduction and the distribution of resources have been organized historically, as well as in the contemporary world. Besides a survey course covering the economic history of primarily Western European and Sweden from the industrial revolution to the present, basic courses are offered on such themes as globalization historically and at the present time, the development of financial markets, and understanding the reasons for and effects of economic crises in economic history. Advanced level courses offer a chance to deal in depth with these and related areas of economic history. Much emphasis is placed on helping students develope their skills in oral and written presentation, and advanced level students are expected to write undergraduate theses.

Three courses in English covering Swedish and Scandinavian economic history are given for exchange students.

The department also offers a two-year programme leading to a master's degree in the social sciences, with a concentration in economic history, as well as a four-year doctocral programme.

Almost all courses, excepting the above-mentioned courses, require a knowledge of Swedish.