The Master Programme in Euroculture at Uppsala University offers great opportunities for those of you interested in understanding and helping to shape the future of European integration. Recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Programme of Excellence, Euroculture is for students who realise that Europe’s future will be moulded not only by economics and politics, but also through struggles over identities, values, and heritage – in a word, culture.
Why this programme?
Our interdisciplinary approach combines coursework in at least two countries. We will prepare you to make a difference in fields like diplomacy, international business, journalism, cultural management, and the European institutions.
Euroculture is a two-year, multi-university Master’s programme focused on the study of modern European society, politics and culture in a global context. We work in particular with questions of cultural identities and social values that play such a vital role in today’s debates about Europe and its place in the world.
Euroculture stands out from traditional European Studies programmes in several ways:
Depth of perspective Our interdisciplinary courses offer you a broad and deep training, exploring modern European society through history, political science, law, and religious studies. We train Europeanists with the skills to see below the surface of contemporary issues.
Theory and practice Our practical training courses, called Eurocompetence modules, equip you with communicative and managerial skills. These courses will challenge you to use your theoretical and academic knowledge in a practical setting, developing the intercultural skills needed for work in trans-national networks.
European experience All students spend at least one semester at another of the eight highly-ranked European universities in the Euroculture consortium.
Flexibility You can tailor the programme to prepare yourself for further study and an academic career or for other important fields of work in Europe-related areas. In the third semester, you choose whether to take an internship in a wide variety of fields or to follow research seminars – including perhaps at one of our partner universities in India, Japan, Mexico or the United States.
Erasmus Mundus Euroculture has been recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Programme of Excellence.
Euroculture graduates have gone on to careers in cultural management, government, research, journalism, policy-making, international business, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and the European institutions; as well as to Ph.D. level study in many fields in the humanities and social sciences. Courses are conducted in English, with students from across Europe and around the world.
How will Europe emerge from its contemporary crisis? What role can Europe play in the world? How will Europe’s past shape its future? Answers to these questions will be forged by you and others in a new generation of leaders with a new kind of interdisciplinary, Europeanist education and training. This is what Euroculture offers you.
The programme leads to a Master of Arts in Theology (120 credits) with Euroculture as the main field of study.
First semester This semester is spent in Uppsala University and consists of theoretical courses: Historical and Religious Perspectives, 13 credits Legal and Political Perspectives, 12 credits Eurocompetence I, 5 credits.
Second semester The spring semester is spent at a host university chosen by the students from among the seven other universities in the Euroculture network. This semester consists of: Research seminar reflecting the specialties of that university, 10 credits Methodology seminar including preparation for the Intensive Programme, 10 credits Eurocompetence II, 5 credits.
During the summer following the second semester all students in the Euroculture network will meet for a week-long Intensive Programme (IP), which includes seminars, discussions, and the presentation of an original research paper to be completed before the IP begins. The IP also includes workshops, public lectures, and group work in an international setting. Participation is equivalent to 5 credits.
Third semester Within the programme two tracks can be distinguished: a research-oriented track preparing for the PhD level (third cycle) study, and a professional track, based around a substantial internship experience. The third semester therefore consists of internship/training at suitable positions and/or courses (research seminars) worth 25 credits.
During the third semester all students also begin work on the required Master’s thesis, for the equivalent of 5 credits.
Fourth semester: During the fourth semester students focus primarily on completing their thesis, for the equivalent of 25 credits.
The semester also includes Eurocompetence III, 5 credits, which consists of preparing and writing a research application or professional project application (depending on the track chosen in the third semester)
Teaching in the programme consists of lectures and seminars where you, as a student, are expected to play an active part. The programme also includes extensive independent study. Both oral and written exercises are included. Research-oriented seminars and an internship are possible. Work on the Master’s thesis is supervised by two qualified researchers, one from Uppsala University and one from the student’s second-semester (”host”) university. The language of instruction is English.
Euroculture graduates have gone on to careers in cultural management, government, research, journalism, policy-making, international business, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and the European institutions; as well as to PhD level study in many fields in the humanities and social sciences.
There is growing need for professionals able to understand cultural exchanges and conflicts. This is highlighted by the prominent role played by cultural issues in debates on virtually every aspect of European political, social, and economic life, all in the context of the complex economic and cultural processes we call globalisation.
Euroculture will prepare you to answer the demand that exists today for sensitive and well-informed professionals to address these issues in fields such as:
Application Apply through the on-line application tool of the Euroculture Programme. See the Euroculture Consortium's website: www.euroculturemaster.eu.
Students from outside the European Union are encouraged to apply by 1 December 2016. For all other applications, the first selection round closes on 1 March 2017; the second round closes on 1 June 2017.
All students who begin the programme (including students from Sweden, the EEA countries and Switzerland) shall pay tuition fees to the Euroculture Consortium. For more information and information about fees please see the Euroculture Consortium's website, www.euroculturemaster.eu.
Requirements: Academic requirements A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Language requirements All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 92
Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Students are selected based on:
a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous undergraduate university studies;