Regional Integration and Regionalisation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The objective of this module is to provide students with theoretical and practical/factual knowledge about the most important processes within the field of regional integration and regionalisation. Furthermore, theoretical approaches of particular relevance in this context will be discussed.


In the lectures students will work with the main theoretical approaches to explaining developments and understanding phenomena within the field. The specific development of selected regions will also be presented. By discussing selected examples, students will become familiar with the applications of the theories and will be introduced to critical perspectives on the theories. The module will form the basis of further theoretical and practical work within the field in the project module of the semester.

Learning objectives


  • possess knowledge of theories and practices within the field of regional integration and regionalisation and can reflect on these on a scientific basis
  • possess knowledge and understanding of themes within the field of regional integration and regionalisation and various approaches to the study of these.


  • can apply their knowledge within the module’s subject areas to select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories. 


  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • can take independent responsibility for their own continued knowledge acquisition.

Type of instruction

The module consists of lectures and seminars, possibly with exercises and student contributions.




Name of examRegional Integration and Regionalisation
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination for Regional Integration and Regionalisation is an individual written examination. The examination will take the form of a 24-hour take-home assignment within the syllabus of the module. The assignment paper must not exceed four pages.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRegional Integration and Regionalisation
Module codeDIRES003
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in International Relations
Study BoardStudy Board of Politics and Society
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities