Master's Programme in the Humanities
Programme syllabus, HHU2M
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Arts, 8 March 2011
- Responsible faculty
- Faculty of Arts
- Responsible department
- Faculty of Arts
- Other participating department(s)
- Centre for Gender Research, Department of ALM, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Department of Art History, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Department of History, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Department of Literature, Department of Musicology, Department of Philosophy
Decisions and guidelines
The programme syllabus was adopted by the Board of the Faculty of Arts on 2007-02-27. The programme comprises two years of full-time studies, but students may choose to conclude their studies after one year, taking a one-year Master's degree. After the first year the programme leads to a one-year Master's degree in the subject/major field the student has chosen. The second year leads to a two-year Master's degree in the same subject/major field. All departments (or equivalents) at the Faculty of Arts are participating in the programme.
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
History of Science and Ideas
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits (i.e. three years of full-time studies), in humanities or social sciences with at least 60 credits in cultural or social anthropology or an equivalent foreign degree. Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:
- IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
- TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
- Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Layout of the programme
The programme comprises two years. The first year of studies leads to a one-year Master's degree. The second year of studies leads to a two-year Master's degree.
The programme includes courses, degree projects, and traineeships. Courses are normally worth 7.5 credits and are given at a half-time rate in one of the four periods that make up the academic year. Each major field/specialisation includes obligatory courses. Furthermore, students select a number of elective single-subject courses from the advanced-level offerings of the entire Faculty.
The following degree projects are included:
1. Degree project for two-year Master's degree 1, 45 credits.
2. Degree project for two-year Master's degree 2, 15 credits.
3. Degree project for one-year Master's degree, 30 credits.
Students intending to complete two years of study choose the degree project for the two-year Master's degree, 45 credits. Students intending to conclude their studies after one year with a one-year Master's degree choose the degree project for the one-year Master's degree, 30 credits. Students who already have a one-year Master's degree choose the degree project for the two-year Master's degree 2, 15 credits.
Progression in the programme
The programme belongs to the advanced level. Progression within the programme is expressed in the various degree projects, for either one-year or two-year Master's degrees.
Courses included in the programme
Each specialisation/major field has its own obligatory courses. Elective single-subject courses are also included. Information about courses is given in the syllabus for each respective specialisation.
Transitional regulations: students entering the programme in the second year and who have a one-year Master's degree older than from 2007 should check whether they meet the requirements for receiving a two-year Master's degree.
Instruction is given in the courses included in the programme. Work with degree projects is individually supervised. See the respective course syllabuses for further information.
One-year and two-year Master's degree in one of the subjects/major fields at the Faculty.
The aim of the programme is for:
-students to acquire a good capacity for analysis,
-students to deepen their knowledge of the humanities subjects included in the programme's specialisations,
-students to acquire the knowledge required to be eligible for research-level education,
-for students to be provided with the capability to address advanced assignments in various parts of the job market.
Upon completing the programme students will be able to:
-independently carry out investigations in various parts of working life,
-critically apply advanced theories and methods from various disciplines in the arts and social sciences,
-independently present findings from both research and investigations in correct speech and writing,
-with good insight gather and deal with complex materials with relevance to various investigations,
-independently formulate, delimit, and execute a research project of relevance to various subject areas,
-express themselves effectively in speech and writing and write not only correctly but also with stylistic and argumentational awareness.