Holocaust and Genocide Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21086
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a dynamic field of research and education of the highest international relevance. The goal of this Master of Arts from Uppsala University is to give you the ability to understand and analyse independently the phenomenon of genocide, and episodes of genocidal violence in their historical and cultural contexts.

About

The Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Uppsala University is a cross-disciplinary course of study drawn from:

  • history,
  • political science,
  • cultural and social anthropology,
  • international law,
  • sociology,
  • peace and conflict studies,
  • psychology, and
  • the history of ideas.

The history and memory of the Holocaust is central to this field of study, but you will also study other episodes of genocide, genocidal violence and other forms of mass violence and their historical, political and cultural contexts.

These violent events have usually occurred in conjunction with major economic, social and political crises, mobilization of ethnic idenities, formation of new states, colonial processes and modernization. While studying different cases of genocide and mass violence closely, you will also learn methodologies and analytical perspectives from various disciplines.

Career

The programme will provide you with empirical knowledge and theoretical insights based on state of the art research and pedagogy in the field of Holocaust and genocide Studies. A variety of international organisations actively seek students equipped with such knowledge and analytical skills. These include: UN organisations, the European Union and Council of Europe, governmental ministries including defence and foreign services, and a wide variety of international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, Save the Children, ­Human Rights Watch, IDEA, etc. Museums and other institutions of commemoration are also potential employers. In Sweden, institutions such as UD, SIDA, Forum for Living History and others are potential future workplaces for holders of this Master’s degree.

If you choose to pursue a PhD, this Master’s programme will qualify you to apply for doctoral studies in your own main discipline.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Holocaust and Genocide Studies as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Arts (60 credits).

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Genocide and Mass Violence I
  • Genocide and Mass Violence II
  • The Holocaust in European History
  • The Holocaust in European Historio­graphy

Semester 2
  • Theoretical Approaches to Genocide and Mass Violence
  • The Psychology of Violence
  • The Social Mechanism of Violence
  • The Legacies of the Holocaust
  • on the Deve­lopment of
  • Democracy in EU (elective)

Semester 3
  • Transitional Justice: Reconciliation, Retribution and Co-existence (elective)
  • Teaching the Holocaust and
  • other Genocides (elective)
  • Internship (elective)
  • Master's Degree Project

Semester 4
  • Master's Degree Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 21086 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Funding


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