Culture and War, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-52011 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 21 August 2022

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 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

The course details anthropological perspectives on war and armed conflict, and discusses how people's everyday lives both influence and are influenced by armed conflict. The course builds on key anthropological concepts such as culture, and students will read ethnographic case studies that document how war and armed conflicts are both world making and world breaking. Topics range from local manifestations of gender, power and displacement, and how they are related to, and impacted by, global phenomena, such as media coverage, arms trade, and humanitarian intervention. The course will be of special interest to students of anthropology as well as students in humanitarian aid, journalism, international relations, political science, and peace and conflict studies.

More information


Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA


Course administration

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13