Ancient Near East: Religion, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Spring 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 28 March 2022

    End date: 5 June 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-06205 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)

    Registration: 14 March 2022 – 27 March 2022

Entry requirements: Ancient Near East: Introduction, or the equivalent


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 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

This course is a broadening and deepening of the cultural-historical phenomena you encountered in the course Ancient Near East: Introduction (or equivalent course). Through a series of seminars, it looks at different aspects of how religious beliefs came to influence people in the Mesopotamian cultures. Among other things, we look at the composition, appearance and central notions of the divine world, how the gods affected life in the world of the living and in the hereafter, where mortals were believed to live on. A look at surrounding areas shows common features and peculiarities of the belief systems of various peoples who lived in this region during the last millennia before the turn of our era.

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