24 months
9526 EUR/year
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The Master Programme in Early Modern History at Uppsala University will increase your appreciation and understanding of the late Medieval and Early Modern worldand give you the theoretical and research skills needed to conduct independent historical research. 


The Master Programme in Early Modern History at Uppsala University will provide you with knowledge of, and insight into the Early Modern world.

In the late Medieval and Early Modern World there is much that is foreign to us; devastating witch crazes, judicial torture, spectacular manifestations of power and subordination, a massive expansion of slavery, ubiquitous religious fervour, war, riots and revolution. At the same time, this period experienced phenomena that helped form the basis of modern history; emerging bureaucratic states organised around the ability to tax citizens and wage war, new consumption patterns, intercontinental trader, and the large scale movement of people around the globe.


Graduates with a Master's degree in history will be employable in a wide variety of occupations. It provides you with a good basis for advanced positions in secondary and higher education, civil service at local, regional and national levels, personnel management, journalism, international organisations, tourism, as well as in enhancing cultural heritage in its various manifestations including archives, museums and libraries. A Master's degree in history is a prerequisite for a successful career in historical research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Modern Studies
  • Historical Theories
  • Historical Methods
  • War, Power, and Resistance
  • Consumption and Material Culture
  • Early Modern Gunpowder Empires in Global Perspective
  • Survival. Strategies and Institutions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or social sciences.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Students are selected based on a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9526 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19053 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50,000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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