Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development 2019/2020 (15 credits)

Autumn 2019, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 3 November 2019

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-51731 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Visby

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

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 30000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 30000

Please note: This course is compulsory for the Master's Programme in the Humanities Focusing on Cultural Heritage and Sustainability and it is also given as a freestanding course.

About the course:

Cultural heritage is increasingly recognised as a fundamental resource for sustainable development. The purpose of this course is to give an advanced introduction to the concepts:

  • conservation of cultural heritage,
  • heritage studies and
  • sustainable development.
Through a series of seminars, lectures and workshops you will critically examine various aspects of cultural heritage management and their relations to sustainable development, seeking to understand how they can merge and what the contemporary and future challenges are in trying to achieve conditions in which heritage can support sustainability and resilience. The course also includes exercises in collaborative academic writing.

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Department of Art History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H 752 38 UPPSALA

Box 630, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2887

Fax: 018-471 2892


Christer Gustafsson


Telephone: +46 498 10 83 30