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Political violence

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

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

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.


Application and eligibility

Political violence, 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 19 March 2018


Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Online learning (web-based)

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

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.


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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.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


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