Popular Culture as History, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 25 March 2024

    End date: 2 June 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-01106 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university


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 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

The course covers different genres of popular culture and their expressions in relation to class, ethnicity and gender. The genres vary, but the course focuses on how popular culture developed during the 20th century against the background of social transformations, particularly the emergence of consumer society. You learn how to use theoretical concepts and approaches which are central to studies of popular culture and history. Particular importance is placed on practical exercises that are based on historical methods and popular culture sources.

More information


Department of History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 A

Box 628, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1526 018-471 1546

Email: studera-hist@uu.se

Director of studies (Bachelor's level)

Email: studierektor-gu@hist.uu.se

Director of studies (Master's level)

Email: studierektor-ma@hist.uu.se