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Department of History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Education

The department offers education in history, human rights studies and Asian studies, both general courses and programmes at the undergraduate level, and courses and programmes at the graduate level, as well as at doctoral level.

From 2012, the department is comprised of the subjects of history and human rights studies. From 2019, the Center for East and South-East Asia Studies is included in the department. 

The subject of history can be a major in a bachelor’s degree and a master’s (one and two year) degree within the Faculty of Humanities at Lund University. Besides our general courses, we have special courses with varying areas of concentration. For example: labour history or cultural history. Furthermore, courses in English are offered. 

The subject of human rights studies offers a bachelor’s programme (180 hp/ECTS-credits) and the introduction and continuation courses in human rights studies as free-elective courses.
We also offer courses at advanced level in English and in 2019 we will launch our new international master´s programme.

The Center for East and South-East Asia Studies offers an international master's program, as well as freestanding courses in English.

Learn more aboute the education in the respective subjects

Education at doctoral level

The department has doctoral educations in both history and human rights.

In history, we have circa 25 active PhD students. Since 2009, we have an education at the doctoral level in human rights and at the present time there are 4 Ph.d students in the subject. Acceptance to the doctoral education occurs when scholarships are advertised by The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, or by The National Graduate School in Historical Studies.

The PhD studies comprise 240 hp /ECTS-credit (4 years of full-time studies), the studies comprise 240 hp including reading-courses and a dissertation project.