The Department of Economic History and International Relations offers a number of master’s courses, which can be combined into a master's degree in either economic history or international relations. You could earn a degree either by studying independent courses or as a programme student in Master’s program in Global Political Economy , or programs in collaboration with other institutions , "Globalization, Environment and Social Change", "Master's program in Demography" and "Master's program in Historical Studies".

Our master’s courses combines international relations and economic history, with global political economy in focus. The courses provide an opportunity to study today's pressing issues in a longer time perspective, highlighting economic, historical and power relations globally, nationally, regionally and locally. This could be applied to the effects of globalization on low-wage countries, business conditions in and globalized world, organization of welfare state, migration, global division of work by gender, class and ethnicity, or issues according to natural resources and environment.

Why do some economies grow faster while others stagnate? What causes financial crises? How are states, regions, organizations and different groups of individuals affected by political and economic relations in a globalized world? What challenges and opportunities emerge in international collaborations? When does the pursuit of economic well-being or environmental changes trigger social conflicts? These are some of the questions addressed in our courses at advanced level.

You could earn a degree in either Economic History or International Relations as a programme student or by studying independent courses.