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n the 21st century, as the world is increasingly aware of the pressing concerns facing nature and humanity, interdisciplinary training for understanding the relationship between human societies and nature is critically important. The Master’s Programme in Global environmental history offers such an arena.

When present issues such as biodiversity, environmental management, energy, sustain­able development and social justice are crucial to human survival, global environ­mental history is a current and important topic. The Master’s Programme in Global Environmental History is intended to give you advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge of social scientific and humanistic analyses of relationships between man and nature. The interdisciplinary programme is a collaboration between the Departments of Archaeology and Ancient History, Art History, Economic History, Human Geography, and the Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD Uppsala)/Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) at Uppsala University, along with the Department of Urban and Rural Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME?

As a student in the Master’s Programme in Global Environ­mental History, you will experience Uppsala University’s broad expertise in this field of research, with teachers who specialise in aspects of African, European, Asian and American environmental history. The programme provides an overview of long-term historical processes of interaction between human societies and natural conditions, and deeper insight into various aspects of how the relationship between man and nature has changed with the emergence of modern states and global power relations. During the programme, you will critically and independently identify and analyse key issues and debates in global environmental history and relate them to current problems of sustainability. The programme is concluded with a Master’s thesis that is supervised by teachers and researchers from various disciplines.

The Master’s Programme in Global Environ­mental History begins with an introductory multi-disciplinary semester where you will study a range of courses, giving you a good opportunity to tailor the educational programme without losing the broadness required by environmental history. The programme provides a good basis for further research studies, and will enable you to compete on a labour market that increasingly demands broad, interdisciplinary skills of social analysis in the environmental field.

You will attain a Master Degree in Global Environmental History and develop a strong foundation in the chosen disciplines of the ­collaborating institutions. Within the pro­gramme, you are given the opportunity to participate in international student exchange programmes and research networks established by the collaborating departments, and will also be able to undertake fieldwork abroad.

DEGREE

The programme leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Global Environmental History as the main field of study.

Requirements:
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 Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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.

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 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

 

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