The Department of Economic History and International Relations is located in the Southern House (A-house plan 9). Altogether, 400 students are registered every year and about fifty people work as researchers, teachers and administrative staff. At the advanced level, the department gives its own courses but is also involved in cross-departmental programs. The department consists of two distinct but collaborative topics, Economic History and International Relations. These topics study the proliferation and development of the international system, European integration, power and resource distribution. 

The teaching of Economic History provides broad chronological overviews of how society and economy have been transformed from the Middle Ages up to our time, both internationally and in Sweden. The courses in International Relations provide knowledge about the economic and historical conditions for current international problems such as the consequences of globalization, international conflicts, security, peace and cooperation both at European and global level.

Our courses 
Our courses include training in critical analysis through various theoretical perspectives and different methods on how to use historical and contemporary source material. In teaching, we attach great importance to theoretical openness and train the ability to value strength and weaknesses in different theoretical approaches. Pluralism and theoretical openness have always been a trademark of research and teaching at our department.

Useful studies for your future career
Knowledge of economic history and international relations is useful in working life, for example for journalists, administrators, economists and many who want to be able to put society's transformation in a broad perspective. The studies also provide a good basis for analyses and investigations of economic and social change, as well as for various international operations.