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BNS-2001 Regional Economy and Innovation - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier

Type of course

The course is an elective for the Bachelor of Northern Studies.

The subject can be taken as a single course.

Course contents

Students will be provided with the basics of Economic Geography, i.e., economic activities in places and across space. The course focuses on the role of spatial division of labour, the location dynamics of international value chains, the main issues of globalisation, as well as the impact of economic institutions and innovation to regional development.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read:

Admission code: 9199

Objective of the course

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:



General competence

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures alternating with seminars including group work.

Students are expected to apply topics from theory to real-life cases taken from personal experience and/or public sources of information. Over the period of the course, students will subsequently work on their respective individual term papers.

Quality assurance; Upon completion, students will anonymously evaluate the course.



The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to be allowed to sit the final exam:


Home exam, 3 days.

Grading: scale A - F, A - E are passing grades, F is a fail. Re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Guidelines for retaking examination see Regulations for examinations at the UiT, Chapter IV for Postponed, re-sit and extraordinary examinations, etc.

Date for examination

Take-home exam hand out date 30.05.2022 hand in date 01.06.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.