History of Science and Ideas - Master's Programme in the Humanities

Academic year 2021/2022

The Master's Programme in the Humanities at Uppsala University provides you with the tools needed to better understand encounters between peoples, cultures and societies, in past societies as well as in today's globalised world. With a focus on theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities, as well as on more practical skills and competences pertinent to professional careers, you will graduate with a Master of Arts.

All specialisations of this programme


The Master's Programme in the Humanities consists of a Master's thesis worth 30 credits for the one-year Master's degree and 45 credits for the two-year Master's degree (students studying Egyptology write a thesis worth 30 credits for the two-year Master's degree). As a student in the programme you will also take compulsory and/or open elective courses within your chosen specialisation. In addition, you will select from a wide range of elective courses in this area of study as well as neighbouring disciplines, a list of which will be published each semester at the Faculty of Arts homepage.

Learning experience


The Master's Programme in the Humanities provides a solid ground for pursuing a research career in the humanities, as well as a professional career in senior positions in various sectors of the labour market. Both the one-year Master's degree and the two-year Master's degree fulfil the entry requirements for the PhD programme.


Below you will find the details about eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and tuition fee. For information on how to apply and what documents you need to submit, check the application guide. For this programme, besides the general supporting documents, you also need to submit one programme-specific document: a statement of purpose.

Contact and further resources


Philosophy: Pauliina Remes


+46 18 471 28 97



+46 18 471 20 93

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archeology, Egyptology


Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology: Claudia Merli


+46 18 471 22 83

Cultural Heritage and Sustainability: Gustaf Leijonhufvud


+46 18 471 28 87



+46 18 471 28 97

Aesthetics: Nicholas Wiltsher


+46 471 73 53

Gender Studies: Jacob Bull


+46 18 471 57 98

Musicology: Mattias Lundberg


+46 18 471 15 84

For admissions-related or general information, please contact our applicant support team:


Faculty of Arts

Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7

Box 256, 751 05 UPPSALA


Programme start and registration

Welcome to the Master's Programme in the Humanities!

Registration takes place in Ladok. You do not register for the programme, but for the introductory course within the programme specialization that you have chosen (e.g. ethnology, archaeology, etc.). You will find information about your introductory course in Ladok.

Please note that time windows for registration differ between courses, so be sure not to miss the time window for your particular course! If you are not registered by the last day of registration, you risk losing your place, which will be passed on to a student on the waiting list.

If this is your first time studying at Uppsala University, you will need a student account. All information about how to get one is available at the student webb.

If you need help to register for the introductory course, please email your course/study administrator before the last day of registration. Below is a list with the email addresses to the course/study administrators within the programme's different specialisations.

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History    info@arkeologi.uu.se
Archaeology info@arkeologi.uu.se
Egyptology info@arkeologi.uu.se
Aesthetics johan.lofstrom@filosofi.uu.se
Philosophy johan.lofstrom@filosofi.uu.se
Gender Studies annakarin.kristrom@uu.se
Cultural Anthropology angelika.holm@antro.uu.se
Ethnology angelika.holm@antro.uu.se
Cultural Heritage and Sustainability carina.dahlstrom@uadm.uu.se
Musicology emma.sohlgren@musik.uu.se
Art History anna.eklund@konstvet.uu.se
History of Science and Ideas moa.ring@idehist.uu.se
Literature ingrid.mcgarry@littvet.uu.se
Rhetoric ingrid.mcgarry@littvet.uu.se

Students admitted with conditions
Students admitted with conditions (those who do not yet meet the eligibility requirements) cannot register. If you are one of these students, please contact the study administrator to show that you meet the qualification requirements and confirm your interest, no later than one week before the start of the course.

Students on waiting lists
When the last date of registration has passed, and if the course has vacancies, the department will start contacting students on the waiting list via the email addresses they used in their application. The department may contact students on the waiting list up until the course starts. Be sure to check your e-mail (including spam filters). If you are offered a reserve place, please notify the department as soon as possible whether you wish to register or not.

If you no longer intend to enrol in the programme, please withdraw your application as soon as possible, so that another student may take your place.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your course/study administrator.