History and Archaeology

Our programmes in history and archaeology offer in-depth insights into various aspects of different historical periods. You will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to conduct independent research. You will get access to the university's rich collection of historical manuscripts and books, and be in close contact with current research and prominent researchers at the university and all across the world.

All our programmes in history and archaeology are designed with flexible parts, so that you can choose the courses or do internships that suit your career plans. Therefore, our programmes are perfect for you whether you decide to pursue a research career or work directly after graduation.

Archaeology student examines bones

The Department of History

Here the research covers a vast period from the Middle Ages right up to the present time. The research focuses on the appreciation and understanding of the late Medieval and Early Modern world (roughly 1350-1850), European history and how it is critical for understanding today's social and political problems as well as the history and memory of the Holocaust.

Read more about the research on the Department of History's website.

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

This department houses different research projects in the areas of archaeology, classical archaeology, global archaeology and Egyptology. Archaeology works with prehistoric and historic material, with a focus on theory and the history of the discipline of archaeology as well as cultural historical perspectives. Several projects deal with the interaction between material culture and oral and written sources, and how our concept of prehistory changes over time.

Read more about the research on the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History's 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