Program courses

The academic year is divided into two terms: Autumn term (1st week of September-3rd week of January) and spring term (4th week of January to 3rd week of June). The terms are divided into 2 periods. Most of our courses run part time (50%) over 10 weeks (equivalent of 7,5 credits). It is required to take 30 credits per term to fulfill the programme requirements of 120 credits. You can choose to write a 45 or 60 credit thesis, part time or full time. Internships and individual reading courses can be included in the programme. See options for individual studyplans

Mandatory courses

Most of our courses can also be taken by students outside the program.

The process of research I: Theories and Methods  (7,5 credits, Department of Rural Development, Swedish Agricultural University. Year 1: Autumn term, period 1, 50%) 2017 course curriculum

Historical Ecology (7,5 credits, Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University. Year 1:  Autumn term, period 1, 50%), 2017 course curriculum

Introduction to Global Environmental History 2: Changing Perceptions of Humans and Nature (7,5 credits, Department of Arthistory. Year 1: Autumn term, period 2, 50%), 2017 course curriculum.

Modern natures: conflicts and transformations (7.5 credits, Department of Economic History. Year 1:  Autumn term, period 2, 50%), 2017 course curriculum

Current Themes and Debates in Global Environmental History (7,5 credits, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History and Cemus. Year 2:  Spring-Autumn, 25%)

Thesis

The Ma thesis in Global Environmental History 45 or 60 (Department of Archaeology and Ancient History) starts spring term year 1 (50%) or autumn term year 2 (50-100%).

Internships

Full-time or part-time internships are possible over the equivalent of 5 or 10 weeks (7,5 or 15 credits). Discuss the possibility of internships with the programme coordinator already at the start of the programme.

Examples of advanced optional programme courses

Autumn term

The Process of Research II: Methods, Data Analysis and Scientific Writing (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Autumn term, 2nd period, 100%).

Staging: Visual Articulations of Cultural Heritage (7,5 credits, Department of Art History, Autumn term 2nd period, 50%).

Urban and Rural Spaces (7,5 credits, Department of Art History, Autumn term 2nd period, 25%).

Global Processes and Local Worlds ( 7,5 credits, Department of Cultural Geography, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%).

Naturlandskapets former, processer och utveckling (7, 5 credits,  only in swedish, Department of Cultural Geography, Autumn term, 2nd period, 50%).

Spring term

Africa: Food, Metals and Towns Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Spring term every 2nd year (2019, 2021, 2023) 50%, 1st period).

HumAnimal Encounters: Representations, Bodies, Identities (7,5 credits, Centre for Gender Research, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%).

Landscapeanalyses and GIS (15 hp, department of Archaeology, Spring term every 2nd year (2018, 2020, 2022), 1st period, 100% (advanced level GIS).

Klimat, landskap och global förändring (7, 5 credits,  only in swedish, Department of Cultural Geography, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%).

GIS for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (7,5 hp, department of Archaeology, Autumn term,  every 2nd year, (2018, 2020, 2022), 100%, 2nd period (Introduction to GIS for beginners).

Cultural Heritage Management and Contract Archaeology  (7,5 credits, Department of Archaeology and ancient History, Spring term every 2nd year (2019, 2021, 2023) 50% 2nd period).

Other courses

You can include 30 credits of advanced level courses from another subject outside the programme.  You can also include 30 credit basic level courses in your degree. There are a great number of courses to choose from see Uppsala University courses. Apply directly to the courses you are interested in via antagning.se.  Non-fee paying students can accredit courses from SLU, see the SLU course webpage. Note that below courses have different eligibility criteria depending on subject and acceptance is decided be respective institution.

Below a few are listed that may perhaps suit your special interests or Ma thesis subject. Course schedules and titles can change so please refer back to the course syllabus for confirmation.

Advanced level courses

Autumn term

Rurality, Livelihood and Gender (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Autumn term, 1st period, 100%).

Gendered Bodies: Theories and Challenges HumAnimal Encounters: Representations, Bodies, Identities (7,5 credits, Centre for gender research, Spring term, 2nd period, 50%).

Sustainable Natural Resource Management (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Autumn term, 2nd period, 100%).

Political Ecology (7,5 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Autumn term 2nd period, 50%).

Spring term

Conflict, democracy and facilitation (15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Spring term, 1st period, 100%).

Consumption and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 50% 1st period).

The history of the Empire. Cultures, Political Systems and Economies, 1700-2000  (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 50% 1st period).

Feminist Cultural Studies (7,5 credits, Centre for gender research, Spring term , 50%, 1st period).

Climate for Culture (7.5 credits, Department of Art History, Spring term 50%, 1st period).

Ethnicity and Politics: Theories of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts (Note! Instruction in Swedish!7,5 credits, Hugo Valentin Centrum, Spring term 50%, 1st period)

Global food systems and food security 15 credits, Rural Development, Swedish agricultural University, Spring term, 2nd period, 100%)

Anthropology in Practice Department of Cultural Anthropology. Spring term, 50% 2nd period).

Ethnography and Multiculturalism 7.5 credits, Department of Cultural Anthropology. Spring term, 50% 2nd period).

Current Perspectives on Food and Society: Culture, Migration and Health (7.5 credits, Department of Art History, Spring term 50%, 2nd period).

Academic writing in English (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 50% 2nd period).

Revolution, kultur och samhällsliv (Note! Instruction in Swedish, 7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 1st period, 50%).

Survival: Institutions and Strategies in the Early Modern World ( (7,5 credits, Department of History, Spring term, 50%, 2nd period)

Examples of basic level courses

You can also include 30 credit basic level courses in your degree. There are a great number of courses to choose from at Uppsala University and SLU.  Course schedules and titles can change so refer back to the course syllabus for confirmation. Please check the Uppsala University course webpage and the SLU course webpage Uppsala university webpage for information on individual courses.

Autumn term

Idéhistoriens huvudlinjer, nyare tiden 2017/2018  (7,5 credits, Only in Swedish, Department of History of Science and Ideas, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%)

Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures (7,5 credits, Cemus, autumn term, section 1, 1st period)

Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden (7,5 credits, Cemus, autumn term, section 2, 1st period)

The Global Economy – Environment, Development and Globalisation (7,5 credits, Cemus, autumn term, 2nd period)

Sustainable Development – Project Management and Communication (7,5 credits, Cemus, autumn term, 1st period)

Global miljöhistoria  (7,5 credits, Cemus, only in Swedish, Autumn term, 1st period, 50%)

Spring term

Ecological Effects of Climate Changes (10 credits, Biology Education Centre, spring term, 1st period).

Actors and Strategies for Change – Towards Global Sustainabilities  (7,5 credits, Cemus, spring term, 1st period).

Climate Change Leadership – Power, Politics and Culture (7,5 credits, Cemus, autumn term, 1st-2nd period).

Climate Change Leadership in Practice  (7.5 credits, autumn term, 2nd period).

Sustainable Design – Ecology, Culture and Human Built Worlds  (7,5 credits, Cemus, autumn term, 2nd period).