Three Views on Cosmology: Physics, Philosophy and Religion
Course, Bachelor's level, 1FA229
Spring 2024 Spring 2024, Flexible, 33%, Distance learning, English
- Pace of study
- Teaching form
- Distance learning
- Number of mandatory on-campus meetings
- Number of optional on-campus meetings
- Instructional time
- Study period
- 15 January 2024–2 June 2024
- Language of instruction
- Entry requirements
General entry requirements
Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)
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 and tuition fees.
- Application fee: SEK 900
- First tuition fee instalment: SEK 21,667
- Total tuition fee: SEK 21,667
- Application deadline
- 16 October 2023
- Application code
Admitted or on the waiting list?
- Registration period
- 14 December 2023–14 January 2024
- Information on registration.
About the course
What is the Universe made of? Is it infinite? Is the Universe eternal, or did it have a beginning? Is it part of a vast multiverse? Is the Universe fine-tuned? How can we gain knowledge about such issues and which are the possible answers?
Cosmology aims to understand the origin, evolution, future and structure of the Universe as a whole. Such issues have been discussed by philosophers, theologians and physicists throughout history. Based on the empirical information in contemporary cosmological research, this interdisciplinary course addresses such central issues in cosmology from the perspective of modern physics, philosophy and philosophy of religion. With reference to the ongoing debate within and between these fields of research, the course introduces concepts, arguments and results from all three disciplines.
Outline for distance course: Lectures and seminars will be given using Zoom. Lectures will be recorded and made accessible. Communication between teachers and students will use the learning management system and tools for e-meetings. Access to a computer with stable internet connection and web camera will be required.