Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2013/2014


Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a dynamic field of research and education of the highest international relevance. The goal of this ­Master of Arts is to give you the ability to understand and analyse independently the phenomenon of genocide, and episodes of genocidal violence in their historical and cultural contexts. Empirical knowledge and sharpened analytical abilities have become sought-after skills for a variety of potential employers.


Courses within the programme

Semester 1
Genocide and Mass Violence I
Genocide and Mass Violence II
The Holocaust in European History
The Holocaust in European Historio­graphy

Semester 2
Theoretical Approaches to Genocide and Mass Violence
The Psychology of Violence
The Social Mechanism of Violence
The Legacies of the Holocaust
on the Deve­lopment of
Democracy in EU (elective)

Semester 3
Transitional Justice: Reconciliation, Retribution and Co-existence (elective)
Teaching of the Holocaust and
other Genocides (elective)
Internship (elective)
Master’s Degree Project

Semester 4
Master’s Degree Project


The programme will provide you with knowledge and theories present within the most up-to-date research and educational trends in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. A variety of international organizations actively seek students equipped with such knowledge and analytical skills.
These include:

  • UN organizations,
  • the European Union and Council of Europe,
  • governmental ministries including defence and foreign services,
  • a wide variety of international NGOs also recruit amongst students with these qualifications, such as Amnesty International, Save the Children, ­Human Rights Watch, IDEA, etc,
  • museums and other institutions of commemoration are also potential employers,
in Sweden, institutions such as UD, SIDA, Forum for Living History and others are also potential employers for holders of this Master’s degree.
If you choose to pursue a PhD, this Master programme will qualify you to apply for doctoral studies.

Application and requirements

Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

120 credits

Autumn 2013 100% Campus

Location for Studies: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2013-01-15

Enrolment Code: UU-P5115 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements: General entrance requirements for Master programmes or B.A. in the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test 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 90

  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE


Selection: Higher education credits


Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students and doctoral students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 45000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 180000

Contact & More Info

The Hugo Valentin Centre

Thunbergsvägen 3 D, Hus 4

Box 521

Telephone: +46 18 471 23 59

Madeleine Sultán Sjöqvist

Telephone: +46 18 471 23 67

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