Arts and Philosophy

Do you have a background in the humanities or social sciences and are you looking for that next step in your academic journey? At Uppsala University we offer several programmes at Master's level in arts and philosophy. You can choose to deepen your knowledge in digital media or cultural anthropology or perhaps you are interested in specialising in aesthetics, philosophy or musicology.

Whatever you want to study you will gain analytical, theoretical and professional tools that will be valuable for a future career in the fields of arts and philosophy.

The education is also highly suitable if you wish to continue your philosophical studies at the doctoral level, either in Sweden or elsewhere in the world.

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The Faculty of Arts

At Uppsala University research within the Faculty of Arts aims to provide insights into how our attitudes and our knowledge are connected to our time and our environment, and also an understanding of the human and cultural aspects of societal development.

The faculty conducts teaching and research in a wide range of philosophical, historical, anthropological and aesthetic subjects.

The unique aspect of research in Uppsala is that it nurtures an interdisciplinary interest in information and knowledge infrastructures, collections and societal memory from the vantage point of the changing premises, patterns and practices of their making, organisation, management and use from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Read more on the Faculty of Arts' website.

Why Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is recognised around the world as a leading, first-class university dedicated to advancing science, higher education and international student mobility.

As one of Sweden’s most internationally prominent institutions of academic education, research and scholarship, Uppsala University’s foremost aim is to safeguard and pursue the open and unbounded quest for knowledge.

If you have what it takes, and you want to be part of our mission, Uppsala should be one of your top choices in Europe.

See why Uppsala University is an excellent choice for you.

Current rankings

#82 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (the Shanghai ranking)

#105 - QS World University Ranking 2023

#140 - Times Higher Education 2023

#12 - QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024