This course focuses on different historical examples of political violence both from "below" and "above" such as popular risings, revolutions and counter-revolutions, terrorism and state-sanctioned terror and discusses how these examples can be understood and interpreted. Within the course, political/ideological as well as social, religious and other relevant and/or perceived causes for political violence will be discussed and analysed, as well as the relevance of these historical examples for the understanding of contemporary developments.
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.
University: 90 ECTS credits in history or history of science and ideas, or a Degree encompassing at least 180 ECTS credits, or similar. 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.
Application deadline was
16 October 2017.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service is in Swedish.
Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November.
Contact the department for more information.
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.