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New Trends in Intellectual History

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

Over the past few decades, research in intellectual history has undergone changes related to globalization, digitalization and the changing conditions of intellectual activity. Instead of Western or national frameworks scholars understand and approach intellectual history from a global or transnational perspective. Moreover, traditional concepts in intellectual history such as idea, context and culture have been reconsidered. The value of longer-term narratives, “deep history”, has once again been articulated. In this course, the participants will, through a series of seminars and assignments, discuss current literature in the field. The course also gives opportunities for participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding by focusing on a specific topic area or approach.

Application and eligibility

New Trends in Intellectual History, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

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Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Outline for distance course

The course requires access to a computer with internet connection, as well as a webcam and a headset which can be connected to the computer.

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS courses in history or history of science and ideas, or a Bachelors degree (180 ECTS) in closely related subjects such as history, philosophy and literature. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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Application deadline was 16 October 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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