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
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.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21