Three Views on Cosmology: Physics, Philosophy and Religion, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, Evening, 33%, Distance learning

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-63079 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)

    Outline for distance course: Lectures and seminars will be given using Zoom. Lectures will be recorded and made accessible. Communication between teachers and students will use the learning management system and tools for e-meetings. Access to a computer with stable internet connection and web camera will be required.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 4 January 2023 – 16 January 2023

Entry requirements: General entry requirements


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 or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 21,667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21,667

About the course

What is the Universe made of? Is it infinite? Is the Universe eternal, or did it have a beginning? Is it part of a vast multiverse? Is the Universe fine-tuned? How can we gain knowledge about such issues and which are the possible answers?

Cosmology aims to understand the origin, evolution, future and structure of the Universe as a whole. Such issues have been discussed by philosophers, theologians and physicists throughout history. Based on the empirical information in contemporary cosmological research, this interdisciplinary course addresses such central issues in cosmology from the perspective of modern physics, philosophy and philosophy of religion. With reference to the ongoing debate within and between these fields of research, the course introduces concepts, arguments and results from all three disciplines.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21