Syllabus for Master Programme in Global Environmental History
Masterprogram i global miljöhistoria
- 120 credits
- Programme code: HEH2M
- Established: 2012-09-11
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
- Revised: 2018-01-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
- Reg. no: HISTFILFAK 2018/4
- Syllabus applies from: Autumn 2018
- Responsible faculty: Faculty of Arts
- Responsible department: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science and Technology.
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
- 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
The program aims to provide students with advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge in the social sciences and humanities analysis of the relationship between man and nature. The program is designed to provide methodological and analytical skills that are necessary to critically and independently conduct studies in Global Environmental History at the level required of for a professional career or research in the field.
At the completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the objectives of a Master's degree, as specified in the decree of higher education. At the completion of the programme students will be able to demonstrate:
- knowledge and understanding of the subject global environmental history, including both an overview of the field and in-depth knowledge of certain parts of the field, and also insight into current research and development,
- deeper methodological knowledge in Global Environmental History,
- ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena in Global Environmental History and the contextualise questions and situations even with limited information,
- ability to identify and formulate questions in Global Environmental History and to plan and carry out advanced tasks within specified time limits;
- an ability to make judgments with respect to scientific, social and ethical aspects of Global Environmental History and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development,
- an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the responsibility for its use,
- the ability to identify needs of further knowledge and the ability to take responsibility for their learning.
Layout of the Programme
The program extends over two years and gives 120 credits. The program runs over four semesters and is taught in English. The first term focuses on an introduction to Global Environmental History through four required courses (each 7.5 credits):
- Historical Ecology
- The Process of Research: Theories and Methods
- Modern Natures: Conflicts and Transformations
- Changing Perceptions of Humans and Nature
Instruction will be in English and consists of lectures, seminars, discussion groups and independent work. Students have the opportunity to arrange and run workshops. Courses are usually a part-time and students are required to study two part-time courses in parallel.
The thesis is supervised by teachers with relevant specialist skills in one of the collaborating departments, i.e. Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Dept. of Art History, Dept. of Social and Economic Geography, Dept. of Economic History, Dept. of Earth Sciences or Dept. of Urban and Rural Development (SLU).
The program coordinator is responsible for establishing an individual study plan with each student on the program. The individual curriculum is established at the beginning of the education and is followed up continuously.
Upon completion of the program a student will receive a Master of Arts degree in Global Environmental History (Masterexamen i global miljöhistoria).
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2018)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2013)