Holocaust and Genocide Studies, M.A. | Uppsala University | Uppsala, Sweden
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Holocaust and Genocide Studies

24 months
9526 EUR/year
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Holocaust and Genocide Studies programme at Uppsala University is a dynamic field of research and education of the highest international relevance. The goal of this Master of Arts from Uppsala University is to give you the ability to understand and analyse independently the phenomenon of genocide, and episodes of genocidal violence in their historical and cultural contexts.


The Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Uppsala University is a cross-disciplinary course of study drawn from:

  • history,
  • political science,
  • cultural and social anthropology,
  • international law,
  • sociology,
  • peace and conflict studies,
  • psychology, and
  • the history of ideas

The history and memory of the Holocaust is central to this field of study, but you will also study other episodes of genocide, genocidal violence and other forms of mass violence and their historical, political and cultural contexts.


The programme will provide you with empirical knowledge and theoretical insights based on state-of-the-art research and pedagogy in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies. A variety of international organisations actively seek students equipped with such knowledge and analytical skills.These include:

  • UN organisations.
  • the European Union and Council of Europe.
  • Governmental ministries including defence and foreign services, and a wide variety of international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, Save the Children, Human Rights Watch, IDEA, etc. Museums and other institutions of commemoration are also potential employers.
  • In Sweden, institutions such as the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, SIDA, Forum for Living History and others are potential future workplaces for holders of this Master's degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Approaches to Genocide and Mass Violence
  • Genocide and Mass Violence
  • The Holocaust in European History and Historiography
  • The Social Mechanisms of Violence,
  • The Psychology of Violence
  • Transitional Justice: Retribution, Coexistence, Reconciliation

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; a statement of purpose (1 page); and two letters of recommendation.

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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