Master’s studies

Master Programme in the Humanities 2017/2018

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The Master Programme in the Humanities at Uppsala University provides you with the tools needed to better understand encounters between peoples, cultures and societies, in past societies as well as in today’s globalised world. With a focus on theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities, as well as on more practical skills and competences pertinent to professional careers, you will graduate with a Master of Arts.

Why this programme?

The international Master Programme in the Humanities consists of a main d­iscipline for the one-year and the two-year Master’s degrees. At present, four profiles: (1) Archaeology, (2) Cultural Anthropology, (3) Cultural Heritage and Sustainability, and (4) Musicology are offered as international Master’s prog­rammes. Besides mandatory courses, as a student in this programme you will select a number of open elective courses at the advanced level in the humanities and social sciences.

Archaeology
The focus here is Archaeology. The programme provides a solid base for a future career in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Historical Ecology and Landscape Analysis, and provides students with advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge of the practice of Archaeology. It is designed to give the analytical skills necessary for critical and independent studies in Archaeology as well as in the Humanities. The programme also offers the possibility to participate in fieldwork and courses at other universities as well as professional practice, such as in contract archaeology and museums.

Cultural Anthropology
The focus here is Cultural Anthropology. The programme provides you with professional, analytical capacities in areas such as international development and humanitarian assistance, migration, multiculturalism, journalism and media, tourism, museums and exhibitions. It also gives you a solid basis for pursuing a research career in Anthropology. The first year provides an in-depth knowledge of theory and method in Anthropology; including the completion of minor anthropological fieldwork. The second year adds a broader anthropological competence by including professional practice and work-oriented courses in Practical Anthropology.

Cultural Heritage and Sustainability
The focus here is Cultural Heritage and Sustainability. The programme is offered at Campus Gotland, located in the World Heritage Site of Visby. The studies will provide you with professional, analytical capacities in areas such as heritage conservation and management, international relations and development with a focus on heritage issues. They will also give you a solid basis for pursuing a research career within the academic discipline of Conservation. You will graduate from the programme with a Master of Arts in Conservation.

Musicology
The focus here is Musicology. The programme gives you a broad basis for pursuing a professional or research career in Musicology, combining up-to-date theoretical perspectives with solid methodological skills. It provides you with analytical tools for understanding the function of music and musical cultures in present and past societies. You can chose to specialise in different sub-disciplines, such as Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology or Popular Music Studies. The programmes' breadth and the advanced courses give you a stable foundation for ensuing your professional career.
 

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits). After one year of study it is also possible to obtain a Master of Arts (60 credits).

Specialisations

  • Archaeology

    The Master Programme in Humanities with specialisation in Archaeology is for those of you who want to gain a deeper understanding of the past through a combination of tangible and textual sources.

    Archaeology is the only human sciences including the whole of human history. Through various methods and theories the students learn to analyse the deep history of processes and phenomena. Through its close links to different scientific methods, the programme offers a broad education in conservation, history, landscape studies and the environment. You also get in-depth specialist knowledge in a chosen area being treated in a scientific paper. The programme offer both compulsory and elective courses. The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History offers usually four or five courses in Archaeology, Classical Studies and Egyptology. You can also choose courses in other subjects if you want a broader humanistic education. The programme gives you the ability to do advanced analysis, planning large projects and to develop advanced skills to examine and evaluate different types of source material and statements.

    You have the opportunity to do an internship in a relevant professional environment for five or ten weeks e.g. in regional museums, archives, county administrative boards, commissioned archaeological activity and in other cultural conservation activities. 
    A graduate of the Master's programme makes you qualified to be admitted to the graduate programme in Archaeology.

  • Cultural Anthropology

    Each year the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology enrols 10-15 new students from Sweden and abroad in an exciting course of study that prepares them for professional careers as well as PhD studies. Most students choose a two-year course of study consisting of faculty-led courses, professional practice, independent fieldwork and thesis writing.

    The overall and general objectives of the Master in Humanities Cultural Anthropology profile are:

    • to provide in-depth knowledge of the history of ideas in anthropology as well as of contemporary theoretical and methodological developments;
    • to develop the capability to identify and formulate anthropologically relevant research problems;
    • to give practical experience of empirical data collection, primarily through the carrying out of a minor anthropological field study; and
    • to train the capacity to carry-out independent and critical analysis of anthropological research problems in the form of a scientific paper.
    The programme also broadens the anthropological competence by including professional practice and work-oriented, courses of practical anthropology. Students also have a number of opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research environments, including interdisciplinary research nodes in fields of urban studies, political ecology, and human conflict as well as the Forum for Africa Studies.

    Master's students majoring in cultural anthropology take several mandatory courses:
    • Thesis for a Master Degree, 45 credits
    • Advanced Study of Anthropological Theory, 7.5 credits
    • Anthropological Research Method, 7.5 credits
    • Anthropology in Practice, Ethnography and Multiculturalism, Political Ecology, Contemporary Debates and Developments in Cultural Anthropology, or another thematic anthropological course, 7.5 credits
    In addition to these courses, students may take part in other courses offered by the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, as well as other advanced courses belonging to the Master Programme in Humanities and other university departments. For students majoring in Cultural Anthropology the Programme also includes the possibility for Advanced Empirical Data Collection (7.5 credits), normally by means of an anthropological fieldwork.

    Master's students are encouraged to take part in university exchanges including the department’s own European certificate in anthropology of social dynamics and development. This is a bi-lingual inter-university programme enabling the mobility of students and teachers between different universities. It includes one semester spent at a partner university, empirical fieldwork conducted in the South, as well as joint seminars and supervision. The programme is anchored in a shared interest in the rapid transformations experienced by contemporary societies and an insistence on ethnographic research in seeking to understand complex social and political processes in ‘the South’.

  • Cultural Heritage and Sustainability

    The Master Programme in Humanities with specialisation in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability is offered at Campus Gotland, located in the World Heritage Site of Visby. The studies will provide you with professional, analytical capacities in areas such as heritage conservation and management, international relations and development with a focus on heritage issues. They will also give you a solid basis for pursuing a research career within the academic discipline of Conservation.

    The first year provides you with in-depth knowledge of sustainability and developments within heritage science, as well as knowledge of theories and methods used in Conservation. As a student, you are introduced to four topics that apply different perspectives on heritage and sustainability: cultural heritage and development, heritage in identity politics, climate and energy efficiency policies, and cultural heritage as a resource in peacebuilding. These topics all belong to the research profile of the department.

    The second year offers three different paths to choose from: you can study one of the topics from the first year in greater depth; you can opt for studying abroad for one semester, or you can broaden your competence by doing an internship outside of the university. During the second year you will also write a Master's thesis.

    You will graduate from the programme with a Master of Arts in Conservation.
     

  • Musicology

    The focus of the specialisation is Musicology. The programme gives you a broad basis for pursuing a research career in musicology or for other professional opportunities in the field of music, combining up-to-date theoretical perspectives with solid methodological skills. It provides you with analytical tools for understanding the function of music and musical cultures in present and past societies. You can choose to specialise in different sub-disciplines, such as historical musicology, ethnomusicology or popular music studies. With a focus on theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities, as well as on more practical skills and competences pertinent to professional careers, you will graduate with a Master of Arts, specialising in the discipline of Musicology.

Programme

The programme consists of a degree project for a Master’s degree – 30 credits for the one-year Master’s degree and 45 credits for the two-year Master’s degree. You will also do mandatory and /or open elective courses within your chosen discipline. In addition, you will select from a wide range of elective courses in this area of study as well as neighbouring disciplines, a list of which will be published each term at the Faculty of Arts homepage.

Learning experience

The Master Programme in the Humanities is taught by means of one or several of the following forms: lectures, seminars, tutorials, field exercises and supervision. As a student you will receive supervision for your Master’s thesis. The courses are normally given at a 50 per cent study pace and within designated ten-week periods. Exceptions to this are the thesis writing, special courses, and, if applicable, fieldwork and practice.

The specialisation Cultural Heritage and Sustainability is offered at Campus Gotland in the World Heritage Site of Visby.The specialisation Archaeology is offered both in Uppsala and Visby. All other specialisations are offered in Uppsala.

Career

The Master Programme in the Humanities provides a solid ground for pursuing a research career in the Humanities, as well as a professional career in senior positions in various sectors of the labour market. Both the one-year Master’s degree and the two-year Master’s degree fulfil the entry requirements for the PhD programme.

Admissions

Archaeology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Visby

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M5025 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in archaeology.

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 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their archaeological proficiency (1–2 pages).
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of the degree project in archaeology.

As full documentation of your degree project, preferably a Bachelor's thesis, is required, a paper copy must arrive no later than 2 February 2017 to:

Uppsala University
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
P.O. Box 626
SE-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden

Please mark your envelope 'Master Programme in the Humanities: Archaeology'.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Archaeology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M5024 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in archaeology.

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 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their archaeological proficiency (1–2 pages).
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of the degree project in archaeology.

As full documentation of your degree project, preferably a Bachelor's thesis, is required, a paper copy must arrive no later than 2 February 2017 to:

Uppsala University
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
P.O. Box 626
SE-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden

Please mark your envelope 'Master Programme in the Humanities: Archaeology'.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Cultural Anthropology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M5022 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in anthropology.

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 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their anthropological proficiency (1%ndash;2 pages).
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of the degree project in social or cultural anthropology or equivalent subject.

As full documentation of your degree project, preferably a Bachelor's thesis, is required, a paper copy must arrive no later than 2 February 2017, to:

Uppsala University
Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
P.O. Box 631
SE-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden

Please mark your envelope 'Master Programme in the Humanities: Cultural Anthropology.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Cultural Heritage and Sustainability

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Visby

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M5026 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in conservation or a similar field of study.

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 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their proficiency in conservation(1–2 pages).
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of the degree project in conservation or the equivalent.

As full documentation of your degree project, preferably a Bachelor's thesis, is required, a paper copy must arrive no later than 2 February 2017 to:

Uppsala University, Campus Gotland
Department of Art History, Conservation
621 67 Visby, Sweden

Please mark your envelope 'Master Programme in the Humanities: Cultural Heritage and Sustainabilty'.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000

Musicology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M5070 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in musicology, ethnomusicology or a similar field of study.

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 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • the quality of the Bachelor's thesis/degree project; and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their musicological proficiency (1–2 pages).
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of the degree project in musicology.

As full documentation of your degree project, preferably a Bachelor's thesis, is required, a paper copy must arrive no later than 2 February 2017 to:

Uppsala University
Department of Musicology
P.O. Box 633
SE-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden

Please mark your envelope 'Master Programme in the Humanities: Musicology'.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Contact and further resources

Please contact the department of your chosen subject:

Director of Studies for Master level studies studierektorAN@antro.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 87

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History info@arkeologi.uu.se

Department of Art History (Cultural Heritage and Sustainability) gustaf.leijonhufvud@konstvet.uu.se

Telephone: 018-471 28 87

Department of Musicology mattias.lundberg@musik.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 15 84

For general information about Master's studies at Uppsala University, including information about the application process, please send an email to masterprogrammes@uu.se