Cosmic Catastrophes, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, Evening, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13122 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: Please contact the department.

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 10,833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833

About the course

Is the earth a safe place for mankind, and if so for how long? Is it possible to map and avoid threats from space? How long can the universe continue to sustain life? In the course the future of the solar system, the milky way and the universe will be discussed. Other topics are possible astronomical threats to life on earth and different cosmological dooms day scenarios. The course can be taken without specific background knowledge in astronomy or science.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21