O que eu aprenderei?

Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a dynamic field of research and education of the highest international relevance. The goal of the Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is to give you the ability to independently understand and analyse the phenomenon of genocide and other forms of mass violence in their historical and cultural contexts. Empirical knowledge and sharpened analytical abilities have become sought-after skills for a variety of potential employers.


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.

These violent events have usually occur­red in conjunction with major economic, social and political crises, mobilisation of ethnic identities, formation of new states, colonial processes and modernisation. While studying different cases of genocide and mass violence closely, you will also learn methodologies and analytical perspectives from various disciplines.

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

political science
cultural and social anthropology
international law
peace and conflict studies
history of ideas


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.

If you choose to pursue a PhD, this Master's programme will qualify you to apply for doctoral studies in your own main discipline.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Arts

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

First semester Tuition fee: SEK 50,000; Total Tuition fee: SEK 200,000
Data de início

31 Agosto 2020


Uppsala University


Dag Hammarskjölds väg 7,


SE-751 05, Sweden

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

Para estudantes internacionais

Academic 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.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
The minimum test scores are:

IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
Cambridge: CAE, CPE