Master’s studies

Syllabus for Master Programme in Euroculture

Masterprogram i Euroculture

  • 120 credits
  • Programme code: HEC2M
  • Established: 2010-11-19
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Theology
  • Revised: 2015-03-23
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Theology
  • Syllabus applies from: Autumn 2015
  • Responsible faculty: Faculty of Theology
  • Responsible department: Department of Theology

Entry 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

Decisions and Guidelines

The programme is an Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme in Euroculture as part of cooperation between the University Deusto, Spain University of Groningen, Holland; University of Göttingen, Germany, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, University Strasbourg, France, as well as Uppsala University

The degree programme is based in the Department of Theology.

Learning Outcomes

A student should have the following competences after successful completion of the programme:

  • broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary developments in European society, politics, and culture;
  • broad knowledge of the history, structures and dynamics of European integration;
  • deep knowledge of specific perspectives on contemporary European culture and society, including: historical, political, legal, and religious perspectives;
  • ability critically and independently to identify and develop research questions in the fields addressed by Euroculture;
  • ability to integrate subject-related knowledge from several complementary fields related to the intersection of culture, society and politics;
  • capacity to evaluate and apply a wide variety of methods in the humanities and social sciences;
  • ability systematically to analyse and assess complex points of intersection between political and cultural phenomena with the help of multiple relevant perspectives;
  • capacity to present information and analysis orally and in written form;
  • ability to relate general models, theories or concepts to specific cases and situations;
  • capacity to make realistic self-evaluations in relation to current competences and different tasks;
  • capacity to learn from relevant feedback from others;
  • ability to work as a productive member of a multi-cultural team.

Layout of the Programme

The programme is made up of the following courses:

First semester, 30 credits
1. EUROCULTURE: LEGAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES, 12 credits
2. EUROCULTURE: HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES, 13 credits
3. EUROCOMPETENCE I, 5 credits

Second semester, 30 credits*
4. RESEARCH SEMINAR, 10 credits
5. INTENSIVE PROGRAMME WITH METHODOLOGY SEMINAR, 10 credits
6. EUROCOMPETENCE II, 5 credits
7. INTENSIVE PROGRAMME, 5 credits
* During the summer following the second semester all students in the network will meet for a ten-day Intensive Programme including seminars, discussions, and the presentation of a shorter research paper. Successful participation earns 5 credits.

Third semester, 30 credits**
Within the programme two tracks can be distinguished:
A. A research-oriented track preparing for PhD ('third cycle') studies;
B. A professional track containing vocational education and training.
8. INTERNSHIP, 25 credits or RESEARCH TRACK, 25 credits
9. THESIS PREPARATION, (for the equivalent of 5 credits)

Fourth semester, 30 credits
10. EUROCOMPETENCE III, 5 credits
11. MASTER'S THESIS (THESIS COMPLETION), (equivalent to 25 credits)
**The thesis will be initiated during the third semester, with a work-load equivalent to 5 credits.

Instruction

The methods of instruction on the programme vary according to teacher, course and specialisation. Lectures, seminars and supervision are common methods, but other types of instruction such as self-study and group work are also possible. Both written and oral examinations may be given. The thesis is written under the supervision of an appointed supervisor.

See relevant course syllabus for further information.

Degree

All students with a minimum first degree of three years of full-time study can, after completion of 120 credits/120 ECTS credits including a Master's thesis, apply for a Master of Arts in Theology (120 credits) with Euroculture as the main field of studies from Uppsala University. All students who have completed their second semester at another university within the network may apply for a double degree, or, when possible, a joint degree.

Other Directives

Exchange studies second semester
All students spend their second semester at a host university chosen from among the other universities in the Euroculture network.