Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Hello Student! Welcome to us and your studies autumn 2023.

Our teaching

We teach on campus and with our distance courses during this autumn semester. We are located on the English Park campus in Uppsala and on the Gotland campus in Visby. For distance courses in ethnology, the teaching takes place through the learning platform Studium and the video conference service Zoom. Studium and sometimes Zoom are also used for our campus courses.

It is important that you stay up-to-date on your studies - there can be changes in where, when and how the teaching will be carried out.

Admitted, admitted with conditions or on waiting list

Waiting list

We contact those on the waiting list in turn. If you have been placed on a waiting list and can be offered a place, you will be contacted by the department by e-mail. Make sure that your contact information is correct. Sometimes our message end up in the junk box – do not forget to look there!

Registration periods

It is not enough to be admitted to a course or programme to start it. You also need to register for the course or the program's introductory course.

Autumn 2023

  • For courses starting in August registration is open 27 July through 20 August, 2023
  • For courses starting in September registration is open 31 August through 17 September, 2023
  • For courses starting in October registration is open 2 October through 22 October, 2023
  • For courses starting in December registration is open 6 November through 26 November, 2023

Spring 2024

  • For courses starting in January registration is open 14 December through 7 January
  • For courses starting in February registration is open 22 January through 11 February
  • For courses starting in March registration is open 26 February through 17 March
  • For courses starting in April registration is open 1 April through 21 April

Study periods

Autumn semester 2023

2023-08-28 to 2024-01-14

Period 1: week (w) 35 to week 43
Module 1: w35 to Wednesday w39 = 28/8 to 27/9
Module 2: Thursday w39 to w43 = 28/9 to 29/10

Period 2: week (w) 44 to week 2
Module 3: w44 to w48 = 30/10 to 3/12
Module 4: w49 to w2 = 4/12 to 14/1

Spring semester 2024

2024-01-15 to 2024-06-02

Period 1: week (w) 3 to w12; 2024-01-15 to 2024-03-24
Module 1: w3 to w7; 2024-01-15 to 2024-02-18
Module 2: w8 to w12; 2024-02-19 to 2024-03-24

Period 2: w13 to w22; 2024-03-25 to 2024-06-02
Module 3: w13 to w17; 2024-03-25 to 2024-04-28
Module 4: w18 to w22; 2024-04-29 to 2024-06-02

Distance courses in ethnology

The distance courses in ethnology are given from Campus Gotland. Register for the course (or courses) you have been admitted to in Ladok.

If you have questions about the distance courses, contact coordinator Carina Johansson.

Studium – the learning platform

All course information – schedule, teacher contacts, reading instructions, literature lists, assignments and more – can be found in the learning platform Studium.

As with registration, you must first have activated your student account to be able to log in to Studium. Please note that it may take a day or so after you have register before you can log in.

You can read our syllabi without being logged in as soon as the courses are published:

Have you changed your mind, or been prevented?

If you decide to terminate a course, you do that in Ladok for students. It is important that our teachers will know if you will attend to a course or not; and important so that another student can be notified of a possible admission.

If you terminate a course before three weeks have passed since the course started, it will be an early break. You can then apply for the course again.

If you terminate a course later than three weeks after the start of the course, you will not be able to apply for the course again. If you want to resume your studies at a later time, you can contact the department directly and be re-registered if there is an available place.

Important! If you are waiting to receive a grade for a sub-module in a course, the grade needs to be registered in Ladok before you terminate the course.

More about termination.

If you want to terminate a programme, you must report it to the department.

If you waiting for to have a grade registered on a course/module it must be registered in Ladok before you terminate the programme.

Anyone who has terminated a programme and wants to study the programme again must apply to the programme to be admitted.

Information that need to be e-mailed to the department when terminating a programme:

I want to terminate the programme [name of the programme]
Student: [social security number] and [first and last name]
Termination from [YYMMDD]*

* It is possible to register a date with the current day date or backwards in time if you need it. The termination date must also be later than the examination date for a passed result on the course/module.

More about termination.

If you want to apply for an academic leave of absence, there is a special form for that. The director of studies grants or rejects. The form need to be emailed to the Department.

More about academic leave of absence.


The English Park Campus, Uppsala

Course administration students in Uppsala and lighter study counselling
Angelika Holm
+46 18 471 22 13

Drop in hours:
Mondays at 1–2 pm
Wednesdays at 3-4 pm
Room Eng/3-2035
If in need, you can book a Zoom meeting. You can also start by emailing your question. Welcome!

Director of Studies First Cycle Susann Baez Ullberg
Meet by appointment.
Room Eng/3-2037

Director of Studies Second Cycle and PhD Studies Charlotta Widmark
Drop-in on Zoom Mondays at 3:30–4:30 pm.
Zoom address:

You can also visit me in my room Eng/3–2027 after the Master's seminars.

Program Manager for Bachelor's Programme in culture, society and ethnography Jacob Löfgren
Meet by appointment.
Room Eng/2-2039

Head of Department Mats Utas
Meet by appointment.
Room Eng/3-2031

Campus Gotland and distance courses in ethnology

Course coordination student on Gotland and distance
Cecilia Howe
+46 498 10 82 36, +46 18 471 82 36

Drop in to Study administration at Campus Gotland is open Monday–Friday (except public holidays and bridging days), at 1-2:30 pm.
Second floor in D-building
Campus Gotland website

Work Environment and Equal Opportunities

Work environment at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Equal opportunities at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology 

Our website

You are welcome to visit the department's website.
In the calendar you will find our interesting research seminars. You can also read about all our courses and programmes - first cycle studies, second cycle and PhD studies.