Master programme in History
Bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS credits with a major in history, history of ideas, cultural studies, religion, ethnology, archaeology, sociology, human geography, or equivalent, or equivalent. Upper secondary level Swedish 3 or B and English 6 or A, or equivalent.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Introduction to historical studies (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Use of history (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Cultural Heritage and the Cultural Turn (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Cultural policy in a historical perspective (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|The Multifaceted Cultural Heritage (Obligatory)||15|
|Research methods in cultural history (Obligatory)||7.5|
|The New Political History (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Independent Project in History I (Elective)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Cultural Heritage-Based Teaching and Learning (Optional)||7.5|
|Identities and Cultures (Optional)||7.5|
|Political Theory (Optional)||7.5|
|Project Management: Culture Studies (Optional)||7.5|
|Practical Placement 1 History (Optional)||15|
|History as Social Therapy and Trauma Recovery (Optional)||7.5|
|Historical perspectives on international relations (Optional)||7.5|
|Cultural heritage: Transnational perspectives (Optional)||7.5|
|Source criticism (Optional)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Master Thesis in History (Obligatory)||30|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.