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


Aesthetics and 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

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


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