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The Master’s programme in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability will provide you with the competence needed to pursue an international career in the strategic management of cultural heritage. You gain the analytical skills needed to manage cultural heritage in our increasingly complex, globalised and diversified world. Our unique interdisciplinary profile where different perspectives on sustainability and cultural heritage are integrated  prepares you for a career in heritage site management, sustainable tourism, cultural planning and regional urban development.

The programme is offered at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, located in the World Heritage site of Visby in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME?

The aim of the programme in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability, within the Master’s Programme in the Humanities, is to provide an advanced understanding of how cultural heritage and sustainable development are linked. It will help you answer questions on how we can preserve, use and develop cultural heritage in a sustainable way, and how cultural heritage can be used as a driver for regional development.

The courses build upon research in conservation conducted by faculty involved in the programme. They will give you a broad introduction to the field of cultural heritage and sustainability as well as specialist knowledge in the following areas:

  • cultural heritage and regional development
  • cultural heritage in identity politics
  • climate change and energy efficiency, and
  • cultural heritage in peace and conflicts.

During the first year you will participate in excursions in which you will get a better understanding of how these themes are debated among scholars and practitioners. During year two you have the opportunity to shape the focus of the programme to suit your own interests and personal goals, either by choosing courses on your own or by doing an internship.

The programme is offered at Uppsala University Campus Gotland, located in the World Heritage site of Visby in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Gotland with its rich cultural heritage provides an inspiring environment, both as a backdrop for discussions and as an arena for applications, excursions, projects, etc.

DEGREE

The programme leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Conservation as the main field of study. It is also possible to graduate after one academic year with a Master of Arts (60 credits).

Requirements:

Academic requirements
A Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in conservation, history preservation, cultural heritage management, archaeology, heritage studies, architecture, cultural economics, art history, museology, curating, history, anthropology, cultural heritage law, community planning, or a similar field of study.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:

  • 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

More information about English language requirements

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies, and
  • a statement of purpose outlining their proficiency in conservation(1-2 pages).

Fees:

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. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000

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