STV-3019 Comparative political economy - 10 ECTS
Students must document at least a bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification, with a specialization of at least 90 ECTS in political science.
- Applicants with a Norwegian study background need an average minimum grade of C or better from the bachelor’s degree to be admitted to the master’s program.
- Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand need an average minimum grade of C or better or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score in order to be considered for admission. The Canadian equivalent is 70%.
- Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned must have an average grade of B or better, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score, in order to be considered for admission.
Objective of the course
Student who has successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Introduce students to the main debates on the relationships between politics and economic development.
- Use theoretical knowledge to deduce testable hypotheses and apply them quantitatively
- Present examples of how different approaches claim to explain variations in national and regional economic growth
- Increase the ability to do critical examinations of general ideas and theories on economic growth, prosperity and poverty.
- Learned about the main debates on the relationships between politics and economic development
- Able to present critical evaluations of different approaches that claim to explain variations in national and regional economic growth
- Improve their skills as to understand how different systems of government influence and condition economic growth, prosperity and poverty.
This course is available for inbound exchange students.
This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements.
Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT
There are two compulsory requirements for presenting to the final exam (pass/fail). Students will be given counselling and feedbacks on these requirements
- A theoretical paper (around 2000 words) where theoretical knowledge is used to derive hypotheses
- A script (in R or Stata) where theoretical knowledge is used to test hypotheses
The final exam is an academic paper (around 3500 words) on a given theme within the time-frame of two weeks. Students will be encouraged to use text and data from the compulsory requirement in this paper. Marking is made according to the scale from A to F, where F is fail.
Retake is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F or Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is 15th January for autumn semester exams and 15th August for spring semester exams.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: STV-3019
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for samfunnsvitenskap