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The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Swedish History from a Nordic Perspective

SASH64

Course code: SASH64
Swedish title: Swedish History from a Nordic Perspective
ECTS credits: 7.5

Semester:

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about autumn 2019.

Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2019-09-10 – 2019-11-12
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
Application code: LU-30961

Description

This course will provide you with a short overview of Swedish and Nordic history from the Viking Age to the present. A Nordic perspective is taken to allow critical approach to an otherwise Swedish interpretation of history. Selected issues from Swedish and Nordic history will be discussed in order to orient you in relevant discussions and arguments in historical theory as well as to train you in historical argumentation based on scholarly foundations.

Description

This course will provide you with a short overview of Swedish and Nordic history from the Viking Age to the present. A Nordic perspective is taken to allow critical approach to an otherwise Swedish interpretation of history. Selected issues from Swedish and Nordic history will be discussed in order to orient you in relevant discussions and arguments in historical theory as well as to train you in historical argumentation based on scholarly foundations.

Course content

The course includes important developments, relationships and events in the history of Sweden and the Nordic countries over a broad time span. You will particularly get:

  • an overview of the Viking Age, and how the period is perceived by historians with regards to the sources,
  • an overview of the political and social changes in Sweden between 1000-1800, and learn more on
  • the historical roots of modern society and the Scandinavian Model of the Welfare state, with special attention to gender issues.

Teaching

Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. The assessment is based on class participation, group assignments and a take-home examination. In the course you will learn more on how to account for the scientific basis of historical knowledge, and how to discuss and evaluate academic historical writing.

Further information

The course is given in our new humanities and theology centre, LUX. This offers an exciting campus environment with a vibrant student life. Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research library, and the library at LUX is one of 30 libraries within this network.

The course is given as a part-time course once a year, during the autumn semester (day-time). The course is a free-standing course for beginners. It can be included in a first or second-cycle degree.

 

Important dates – Autumn semester 2019

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, halvfart 50%
In English
10 september 2019 – 12 november 2019

Öppnas för anmälan 15 mars 2019

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 12 500
First payment: SEK 12 500
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions