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    Ancient and medieval philosophy and classical philology, Master's Programme ↗️

    History of Philosophy provides us with an understanding of the origin and development of scientific thought. The history of ancient and medieval philosophy of language and mind is largely understood to include ancient and medieval logic and semantics, theories of communication and argumentation, theories of knowledge, cognitive psychology, theories of mind, as well as their metaphysical foundations.

    In addition to philosophical competence and a high level of methodological and historical sensitivity, linguistic skills in Greek and Latin and related auxiliary sciences such as paleography, codicology and textual criticism are essential tools for any student or researcher who wants to access the most influential texts in the development of Western thought directly and independently. Hence, as a scientific discipline, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy requires a set of essential skills that are becoming increasingly rare even on a global scale.

    Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology: Master’s Programme offers students the possibility to acquire these skills and to do so in a leading research environment. The programme has originated as a direct result of a major interdisciplinary research programme (see http://representationandreality.gu.se/) and is offered in close interaction with the research group and its international network of leading scholars and partner institutions.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Ancient and medieval philosophy and classical philology, Master's Programme ↗️

    History of Philosophy provides us with an understanding of the origin and development of scientific thought. The history of ancient and medieval philosophy of language and mind is largely understood to include ancient and medieval logic and semantics, theories of communication and argumentation, theories of knowledge, cognitive psychology, theories of mind, as well as their metaphysical foundations.

    In addition to philosophical competence and a high level of methodological and historical sensitivity, linguistic skills in Greek and Latin and related auxiliary sciences such as paleography, codicology and textual criticism are essential tools for any student or researcher who wants to access the most influential texts in the development of Western thought directly and independently. Hence, as a scientific discipline, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy requires a set of essential skills that are becoming increasingly rare even on a global scale.

    Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology: Master’s Programme offers students the possibility to acquire these skills and to do so in a leading research environment. The programme has originated as a direct result of a major interdisciplinary research programme (see http://representationandreality.gu.se/) and is offered in close interaction with the research group and its international network of leading scholars and partner institutions.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Gendering Practices, Master's Programme ↗️

    Do you want to change the world? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, functionality? Are you interested in working with issues of gender and equality in your everyday practice? Then Gendering Practices is the master’s programme for you. Making you familiar with theories of power relations and equality work, this programme will help you develop a reflexive approach to your practical work, and provide you with methodological insights into the field of Gender Studies and research.

    Gendering Practices will prepare you for an international labour market that requires advanced knowledges about – and critical perspectives on – power relations, equality work, and social and cultural norms. Drawing on the strength of the interdisciplinary field of Gender Studies, the programme is a co-operation between Gender Studies and scholars and teachers working with gender and feminist theory in other departments at the University of Gothenburg. The programme offers four different strands of study, developed to prepare the students for different parts of the labour market: Equality Politics, Organisation, and Law; Cultural Theories and Practices; Cultural Heritage; Body Politics, and Social Health. It also prepares students for doctoral studies in Gender Studies, Social Medicine, Global Studies, History, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Ideas, Art History and Visual Studies, Ethnology, Film Studies, and Musicology, depending on what courses the student takes. Read an interview with one of our students, Majdouline Lyazidi.

    Contents of the programme

    The programme is structured around the conviction that gendering practices is an interdisciplinary field, and that theory and practice are intertwined. The programme, as a whole, focuses on the complexity of “gendering practices” and the development of a meta-theoretical perspective on knowledge production. The overall objective of the curriculum is to build a platform for interdisciplinary encounters between different academic disciplines, generating new ways of understanding and working with gendered practices. Hence an emphasis has been put on an integration of core courses and courses specific for the different strands.

    The first semester consists of two core courses: Theoretical Perspectives in Gender Studies and Methodologies in Gender Studies.

    During the second semester the students chose one of the four strands of the programme, and take one core course in the chosen strand and one elective course within the program. It is also possible to take an additional course within respective strand.

    The first part of the third semester consist of 8 weeks (15 hec) internship. The internship could be performed in a workplace, in an organisation as well as in a research project.  The latter part of the semester is reserved for the core course Interdisciplinary Challenges in Gender Studies.

    During the fourth semester all students complete a Master’s thesis.

    Entry requirements

    Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, or a Bachelor’s thesis with a gender perspective written within another discipline, are eligible to apply for this programme. The programme co-ordinator for Gendering Practices is responsible for individual evaluations of Bachelor’s theses from disciplines other than Gender Studies, to secure the level of each applicant’s knowledge in the field of gender and feminist theory.

    N.B. If you do not have a degree in Gender Studies you have to supplement the programme co-ordinator with your Bachelor's thesis, via the programme webpage.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Gendering Practices, Master's Programme ↗️

    Do you want to change the world? Do you want to challenge social and cultural norms about gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, functionality? Are you interested in working with issues of gender and equality in your everyday practice? Then Gendering Practices is the master’s programme for you. Making you familiar with theories of power relations and equality work, this programme will help you develop a reflexive approach to your practical work, and provide you with methodological insights into the field of Gender Studies and research.

    Gendering Practices will prepare you for an international labour market that requires advanced knowledges about – and critical perspectives on – power relations, equality work, and social and cultural norms. Drawing on the strength of the interdisciplinary field of Gender Studies, the programme is a co-operation between Gender Studies and scholars and teachers working with gender and feminist theory in other departments at the University of Gothenburg. The programme offers four different strands of study, developed to prepare the students for different parts of the labour market: Equality Politics, Organisation, and Law; Cultural Theories and Practices; Cultural Heritage; Body Politics, and Social Health. It also prepares students for doctoral studies in Gender Studies, Social Medicine, Global Studies, History, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Ideas, Art History and Visual Studies, Ethnology, Film Studies, and Musicology, depending on what courses the student takes. Read an interview with one of our students, Majdouline Lyazidi.

    Contents of the programme

    The programme is structured around the conviction that gendering practices is an interdisciplinary field, and that theory and practice are intertwined. The programme, as a whole, focuses on the complexity of “gendering practices” and the development of a meta-theoretical perspective on knowledge production. The overall objective of the curriculum is to build a platform for interdisciplinary encounters between different academic disciplines, generating new ways of understanding and working with gendered practices. Hence an emphasis has been put on an integration of core courses and courses specific for the different strands.

    The first semester consists of two core courses: Theoretical Perspectives in Gender Studies and Methodologies in Gender Studies.

    During the second semester the students chose one of the four strands of the programme, and take one core course in the chosen strand and one elective course within the program. It is also possible to take an additional course within respective strand.

    The first part of the third semester consist of 8 weeks (15 hec) internship. The internship could be performed in a workplace, in an organisation as well as in a research project.  The latter part of the semester is reserved for the core course Interdisciplinary Challenges in Gender Studies.

    During the fourth semester all students complete a Master’s thesis.

    Entry requirements

    Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, or a Bachelor’s thesis with a gender perspective written within another discipline, are eligible to apply for this programme. The programme co-ordinator for Gendering Practices is responsible for individual evaluations of Bachelor’s theses from disciplines other than Gender Studies, to secure the level of each applicant’s knowledge in the field of gender and feminist theory.

    N.B. If you do not have a degree in Gender Studies you have to supplement the programme co-ordinator with your Bachelor's thesis, via the programme webpage.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Logic, Master's Programme ↗️

    This statement is false; or is it? What makes a paradox paradoxical but a mathematical proof acceptable? What does it mean for an argument to be sound or a program to be bug-free? Logic is the study of all these questions, and of argument and reasoning in general. As a graduate of the master’s programme in Logic, you will enjoy diverse opportunities ranging from software engineering to computational linguistics. Throughout two years of rigorous study, you will participate in interdisciplinary collaboration within a dynamic research community.

    About the Programme

    Do you see yourself thriving in an environment that fuses profound philosophical insights and striking mathematical methodology? Logic has developed beyond the traditional definition as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning to be more widely applicable not only in the neighbouring disciplines of philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, and computer science, but also in industry and engineering. As a student of the programme, you will get a thorough education in the core topics in logic and will have the opportunity to explore applications in diverse areas including natural language processing, database design, and artificial intelligence.

    Unique interdisciplinary opportunities

    The University of Gothenburg is one of only a few universities that offer a master’s programme that embraces the multifaceted interdisciplinary components of logic, and these substantial interdisciplinary possibilities are unique within Sweden. You will be exposed to the various ways research and education in philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, and computer science are linked together. Recommended course packages include courses taught at partner departments, such as Mathematics and Computer Science and Engineering, and from our own Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science.

    Emphasis on current research and collaboration

    Our teachers are active researchers, and many are internationally recognized, well- established authorities within their sub-disciplines. The elective courses you will choose from are designed with the specializations of the involved teachers in mind, making the connection with research very explicit. The research seminar in Logic (a biweekly series with a high level of international guests) as well as the Colloquium in Logic (running throughout the programme) brings researchers and students together for discussions about logic and its role in society and industry. There is a close relationship between teachers, students, and the dynamic research environment.

    A rich academic experience

    The master’s programme in Logic is two years of full-time study with a balanced combination of rigor and flexibility. You can expect a significant amount of hands-on, instructor-led skills training in addition to the theoretical lectures and seminars, computer laboratory work, and possibilities to individualize your study path. You will learn about the core areas of logic, including model theory, addressing the relationship between language and the objects that language describes; computability theory, investigating algorithms and the complexity of computational problems; proof theory, focusing on the structure of mathematical proofs and what it takes to prove the consistency of different theories; set theory, the general abstract study of one of the most fundamental concepts of mathematics and other formal sciences; and philosophy of mathematics, dealing with foundational epistemological and metaphysical issues in mathematics.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you a mathematician interested in philosophical questions like: What is a proof? How can we know something? Can we be sure mathematics is true?

    Are you a philosopher or linguist with an aptitude for formal thinking and interest in formal systems for modelling arguments, thoughts, and natural languages?

    Are you a computer scientist who wants to explore foundational questions or to apply logic in artificial intelligence applications, automated systems for knowledge, databases, or web technologies?

    Whether your educational background is specialized or interdisciplinary, if you have the courage to follow your curiosity, apply to the master’s programme in Logic today.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts with a major in Logic.

    The versatility of the master’s programme in Logic prepares you to follow both academic career paths and employment in a diverse array of fields.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Logic, Master's Programme ↗️

    This statement is false; or is it? What makes a paradox paradoxical but a mathematical proof acceptable? What does it mean for an argument to be sound or a program to be bug-free? Logic is the study of all these questions, and of argument and reasoning in general. As a graduate of the master’s programme in Logic, you will enjoy diverse opportunities ranging from software engineering to computational linguistics. Throughout two years of rigorous study, you will participate in interdisciplinary collaboration within a dynamic research community.

    About the Programme

    Do you see yourself thriving in an environment that fuses profound philosophical insights and striking mathematical methodology? Logic has developed beyond the traditional definition as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning to be more widely applicable not only in the neighbouring disciplines of philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, and computer science, but also in industry and engineering. As a student of the programme, you will get a thorough education in the core topics in logic and will have the opportunity to explore applications in diverse areas including natural language processing, database design, and artificial intelligence.

    Unique interdisciplinary opportunities

    The University of Gothenburg is one of only a few universities that offer a master’s programme that embraces the multifaceted interdisciplinary components of logic, and these substantial interdisciplinary possibilities are unique within Sweden. You will be exposed to the various ways research and education in philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, and computer science are linked together. Recommended course packages include courses taught at partner departments, such as Mathematics and Computer Science and Engineering, and from our own Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science.

    Emphasis on current research and collaboration

    Our teachers are active researchers, and many are internationally recognized, well- established authorities within their sub-disciplines. The elective courses you will choose from are designed with the specializations of the involved teachers in mind, making the connection with research very explicit. The research seminar in Logic (a biweekly series with a high level of international guests) as well as the Colloquium in Logic (running throughout the programme) brings researchers and students together for discussions about logic and its role in society and industry. There is a close relationship between teachers, students, and the dynamic research environment.

    A rich academic experience

    The master’s programme in Logic is two years of full-time study with a balanced combination of rigor and flexibility. You can expect a significant amount of hands-on, instructor-led skills training in addition to the theoretical lectures and seminars, computer laboratory work, and possibilities to individualize your study path. You will learn about the core areas of logic, including model theory, addressing the relationship between language and the objects that language describes; computability theory, investigating algorithms and the complexity of computational problems; proof theory, focusing on the structure of mathematical proofs and what it takes to prove the consistency of different theories; set theory, the general abstract study of one of the most fundamental concepts of mathematics and other formal sciences; and philosophy of mathematics, dealing with foundational epistemological and metaphysical issues in mathematics.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you a mathematician interested in philosophical questions like: What is a proof? How can we know something? Can we be sure mathematics is true?

    Are you a philosopher or linguist with an aptitude for formal thinking and interest in formal systems for modelling arguments, thoughts, and natural languages?

    Are you a computer scientist who wants to explore foundational questions or to apply logic in artificial intelligence applications, automated systems for knowledge, databases, or web technologies?

    Whether your educational background is specialized or interdisciplinary, if you have the courage to follow your curiosity, apply to the master’s programme in Logic today.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts with a major in Logic.

    The versatility of the master’s programme in Logic prepares you to follow both academic career paths and employment in a diverse array of fields.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master in Language Technology (One year or Two years) ↗️

    Have you ever wondered how Google manages to find relevant documents, even documents that do not contain any of the words you used in your search?

    Have you ever wished to get an answer to a question rather than a list of documents?

    Have you ever talked to a conversational assistant on your smartphone, or to a computer on the phone about travel plans and wished you could make it work better?

    Have you ever used translation on the web and wondered how it could be improved?

    These are just some of the questions the students enrolled in our  Master in Language Technology programme will be working on together with researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

    Language technology is about getting computers to use human language and involves collaboration between a number of different fields such as linguistics, languages, computer science and artificial intelligence. It is not only about research. Lately we have seen an increasing demand of applications like Apple´s Siri and IBM´s Watson in the market. These are just two examples of brilliant commercial tools in language technology .

    Contents

    The first semester of the first year the students take two introductory courses in both programming for language technological applications and relevant concepts and theories from formal linguistics. They will also get overviews of the main areas of modern language technology. This will be followed by a general introduction to natural language processing, NLP (the nuts and bolts of getting computers to understand and process human language) and programming for NLP. 

    The second semester starts with both dialogue systems and statistical methods used in language technology. At this point, if you are taking the one year degree, you will also carry out a short master's project.

    Since most of the students aim for the two year degree, they will instead continue with courses on processing the structure of language, syntax and its meaning (semantics). The first semester of the second year offers a choice from a variety of courses in language technology and related areas.

    The final semester of the two year degree is entirely devoted to project work.

    Students normally conduct their final projects with and industrial partner or at one of the the following research groups associated the university:

    CLASP (the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability) at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

    Språkbanken (the Language Bank) at the Department of Swedish

    The Division of Functional Programming at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    The Division of Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    Career

    A language technology specialist can work as a developer, researcher or project manager in diverse areas such as text analysis, information retrieval, automatic translation, speech technology, user interface design, and game development.

     

     

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master in Language Technology (One year or Two years) ↗️

    Have you ever wondered how Google manages to find relevant documents, even documents that do not contain any of the words you used in your search?

    Have you ever wished to get an answer to a question rather than a list of documents?

    Have you ever talked to a conversational assistant on your smartphone, or to a computer on the phone about travel plans and wished you could make it work better?

    Have you ever used translation on the web and wondered how it could be improved?

    These are just some of the questions the students enrolled in our  Master in Language Technology programme will be working on together with researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

    Language technology is about getting computers to use human language and involves collaboration between a number of different fields such as linguistics, languages, computer science and artificial intelligence. It is not only about research. Lately we have seen an increasing demand of applications like Apple´s Siri and IBM´s Watson in the market. These are just two examples of brilliant commercial tools in language technology .

    Contents

    The first semester of the first year the students take two introductory courses in both programming for language technological applications and relevant concepts and theories from formal linguistics. They will also get overviews of the main areas of modern language technology. This will be followed by a general introduction to natural language processing, NLP (the nuts and bolts of getting computers to understand and process human language) and programming for NLP. 

    The second semester starts with both dialogue systems and statistical methods used in language technology. At this point, if you are taking the one year degree, you will also carry out a short master's project.

    Since most of the students aim for the two year degree, they will instead continue with courses on processing the structure of language, syntax and its meaning (semantics). The first semester of the second year offers a choice from a variety of courses in language technology and related areas.

    The final semester of the two year degree is entirely devoted to project work.

    Students normally conduct their final projects with and industrial partner or at one of the the following research groups associated the university:

    CLASP (the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability) at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

    Språkbanken (the Language Bank) at the Department of Swedish

    The Division of Functional Programming at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    The Division of Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

    Career

    A language technology specialist can work as a developer, researcher or project manager in diverse areas such as text analysis, information retrieval, automatic translation, speech technology, user interface design, and game development.

     

     

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master of Theology, systematic theology ↗️

    The master’s programme in Theology offers a well-rounded and advanced education with two specializations: biblical studies and systematic theology. Both specializations include training in core skills in theology and the humanities. If you specialize in systematic theology, you will learn about the main tenets of the Christian doctrinal tradition and the relations between theology, politics, and ethics. You will study in close contact with internationally recognized teachers active in research and leaders in their field.

    About the Programme

    How faith works globally, the role of faith in politics and public debate, questions of justice, and the nature of our post secular condition are all areas where we equip you to participate with knowledge, skill, and understanding. You will develop an understanding of how you can provide leadership in these politically complex situations. Furthermore, we address the relation between science and religion and explore the deep-rooted system tying them together from the very origins of science. We also delve deep and investigate the 2000-year-old continuous tradition of Christian thought and practice—the theological tradition and its consequences. Our programme is designed to provide you with an advanced and well-rounded understanding of theology. Common to both specializations is the critical investigation of a rich heritage with a view to contemporary concerns.

    Regular contact with teachers in an international learning environment

    We stand out from other theological programmes by providing regular contact with teachers throughout your courses and thesis work. Our teachers are leaders in their fields with international connections and broad experience in research from different parts of the world, such as Stellenbosch, Heidelberg, Cambridge, Princeton, Durham, and St. Andrews. Seminars and active discussions with fellow students and teachers characterize our academic environment. You will also benefit from our exchange programme with the Theological Faculty at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, enriching your education with visiting teachers and South African students. The exchange programme allows us to send one student each term from Sweden to South Africa.

    Create a unique profile for yourself

    We offer a large number of courses, ensuring a well-rounded theological education while also providing space to follow your own particular research interests. The programme includes a mandatory course—Hermeneutics, Theology, and the Uses of the Bible—that students of both specializations take together. You will then choose elective courses, from our recommendations or according to your motivations. You will write your master’s thesis throughout the second year in parallel to course work, allowing you to hone your writing and research skills and produce a more competent thesis. This provides an excellent foundation for further advanced work in theology, such as doctoral work.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you interested in the relations between theology, politics, and ethics?

    Do you want to deepen your knowledge of Christian doctrinal tradition and explore its influence in the contemporary world?

    Are you passionate about questions of faith and meaning and want to explore existential questions as you learn?

    If this sounds like you, then apply for the master’s programme in Theology specializing in systematic theology.

    Content and Structure

    The programme includes a mandatory methods course and a series of elective courses influenced by your specialization. We recommend course packages, but you may supplement with other courses from our large offering.

    The second year is dedicated to your master’s thesis, which you develop with support from teachers and fellow students. You will choose your topic in dialogue with a supervisor who has expert knowledge and will guide you through the process. Taking courses and participating in seminars while you write your thesis results in a more competent and research-oriented thesis, which provides a stepping stone into further research, and also for writing and discussing texts at a high level in non-academic careers.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts in Theology.

    While our programme emphasizes preparing you for further research, the skills you develop throughout the programme are also applicable in non-academic careers, such as church ministry, policy making, and nongovernmental organizations. You will be equipped with the understanding and ability to provide intellectual leadership in a variety of contexts.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master of Theology, biblical studies ↗️

    The master’s programme in Theology offers a well-rounded and advanced education with two specializations: biblical studies and systematic theology. If you specialize in biblical studies, you will develop skills in hermeneutics and interpretation as you focus on Jewish-Christian relations in the study of biblical and related texts, their historical and literary contexts, and their past reception and contemporary use. You will study in close contact with internationally recognized teachers active in research and leaders in their field.

    About the Programme

    Studying ancient and biblical texts not just in terms of their original contexts, but also with a view to how they have been used and interpreted, provides a deeper understanding of their character and meaning. Central to all inquiry into the origins and uses of the biblical texts is an awareness of historical conditions and their impact on the shaping and reception of the texts, specifically in the relations between Jews and Christians. Another aspect to consider is gender issues and scripture and how this is translated into the Jewish and Christian traditions.

    Regular contact with teachers in an international learning environment

    We stand out from other theological programmes by providing regular contact with teachers throughout your courses and thesis work. Our teachers are leaders in their fields with international connections and broad experience in research from different parts of the world, such as Stellenbosch, North Carolina, Cambridge, Manchester, Rome, and Jerusalem. Seminars and active discussions with your fellow students and teachers characterize our academic environment. You will also benefit from our exchange programme with the Theological Faculty at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, enriching your education with visiting teachers and South African students. The exchange programme allows us to send one student each term from Sweden to South Africa.

    Create a unique profile for yourself

    We offer a large number of courses, ensuring a well-rounded theological education while also providing space to follow your own particular research interests. The programme includes a mandatory course—Hermeneutics, Theology, and the Uses of the Bible—that students of both specializations take together. You will then choose elective courses, from our recommendations or according to your motivations. You will write your master’s thesis throughout the second year in parallel to course work, allowing you to hone your writing and research skills and produce a more competent thesis. This provides an excellent foundation for further advanced work in theology, such as doctoral work.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you interested in the historical and literary context of the Bible and related texts? Do you want to know more about the past reception and contemporary use of these texts?

    Do you want to deepen your knowledge about Jewish-Christian relations and the period in which Judaism and Christianity parted ways and became distinct religions?

    Do you want to study how Jewish and Christian writings emerged historically and gain knowledge of how they have been used and interpreted differently?

    If this sounds like you, then apply for our master’s programme in Theology specializing in biblical studies.

    Content and Structure

    The programme includes a mandatory methods course, common for students of both specializations, and a series of elective courses influenced by your specialization. We recommend course packages for each specialization, but you may supplement with other courses from our large offering.

    The second year is dedicated to your master’s thesis, which you develop with support from teachers and fellow students. You will choose your topic in dialogue with a supervisor who has expert knowledge and will guide you through the process. Taking courses and participating in seminars while you write your thesis results in a more competent and research-oriented thesis, which provides a stepping stone into further research, and also for writing and discussing texts at a high level in non-academic careers.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts in Theology.

    While our programme emphasizes preparing you for further research, the skills you develop throughout the programme are also applicable in non-academic careers, such as church ministry, policy making, and nongovernmental organizations. You will be equipped with the understanding and ability to provide intellectual leadership in a variety of contexts.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master of Theology, systematic theology ↗️

    The master’s programme in Theology offers a well-rounded and advanced education with two specializations: biblical studies and systematic theology. Both specializations include training in core skills in theology and the humanities. If you specialize in systematic theology, you will learn about the main tenets of the Christian doctrinal tradition and the relations between theology, politics, and ethics. You will study in close contact with internationally recognized teachers active in research and leaders in their field.

    About the Programme

    How faith works globally, the role of faith in politics and public debate, questions of justice, and the nature of our post secular condition are all areas where we equip you to participate with knowledge, skill, and understanding. You will develop an understanding of how you can provide leadership in these politically complex situations. Furthermore, we address the relation between science and religion and explore the deep-rooted system tying them together from the very origins of science. We also delve deep and investigate the 2000-year-old continuous tradition of Christian thought and practice—the theological tradition and its consequences. Our programme is designed to provide you with an advanced and well-rounded understanding of theology. Common to both specializations is the critical investigation of a rich heritage with a view to contemporary concerns.

    Regular contact with teachers in an international learning environment

    We stand out from other theological programmes by providing regular contact with teachers throughout your courses and thesis work. Our teachers are leaders in their fields with international connections and broad experience in research from different parts of the world, such as Stellenbosch, Heidelberg, Cambridge, Princeton, Durham, and St. Andrews. Seminars and active discussions with fellow students and teachers characterize our academic environment. You will also benefit from our exchange programme with the Theological Faculty at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, enriching your education with visiting teachers and South African students. The exchange programme allows us to send one student each term from Sweden to South Africa.

    Create a unique profile for yourself

    We offer a large number of courses, ensuring a well-rounded theological education while also providing space to follow your own particular research interests. The programme includes a mandatory course—Hermeneutics, Theology, and the Uses of the Bible—that students of both specializations take together. You will then choose elective courses, from our recommendations or according to your motivations. You will write your master’s thesis throughout the second year in parallel to course work, allowing you to hone your writing and research skills and produce a more competent thesis. This provides an excellent foundation for further advanced work in theology, such as doctoral work.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you interested in the relations between theology, politics, and ethics?

    Do you want to deepen your knowledge of Christian doctrinal tradition and explore its influence in the contemporary world?

    Are you passionate about questions of faith and meaning and want to explore existential questions as you learn?

    If this sounds like you, then apply for the master’s programme in Theology specializing in systematic theology.

    Content and Structure

    The programme includes a mandatory methods course and a series of elective courses influenced by your specialization. We recommend course packages, but you may supplement with other courses from our large offering.

    The second year is dedicated to your master’s thesis, which you develop with support from teachers and fellow students. You will choose your topic in dialogue with a supervisor who has expert knowledge and will guide you through the process. Taking courses and participating in seminars while you write your thesis results in a more competent and research-oriented thesis, which provides a stepping stone into further research, and also for writing and discussing texts at a high level in non-academic careers.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts in Theology.

    While our programme emphasizes preparing you for further research, the skills you develop throughout the programme are also applicable in non-academic careers, such as church ministry, policy making, and nongovernmental organizations. You will be equipped with the understanding and ability to provide intellectual leadership in a variety of contexts.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master of Theology, biblical studies ↗️

    The master’s programme in Theology offers a well-rounded and advanced education with two specializations: biblical studies and systematic theology. If you specialize in biblical studies, you will develop skills in hermeneutics and interpretation as you focus on Jewish-Christian relations in the study of biblical and related texts, their historical and literary contexts, and their past reception and contemporary use. You will study in close contact with internationally recognized teachers active in research and leaders in their field.

    About the Programme

    Studying ancient and biblical texts not just in terms of their original contexts, but also with a view to how they have been used and interpreted, provides a deeper understanding of their character and meaning. Central to all inquiry into the origins and uses of the biblical texts is an awareness of historical conditions and their impact on the shaping and reception of the texts, specifically in the relations between Jews and Christians. Another aspect to consider is gender issues and scripture and how this is translated into the Jewish and Christian traditions.

    Regular contact with teachers in an international learning environment

    We stand out from other theological programmes by providing regular contact with teachers throughout your courses and thesis work. Our teachers are leaders in their fields with international connections and broad experience in research from different parts of the world, such as Stellenbosch, North Carolina, Cambridge, Manchester, Rome, and Jerusalem. Seminars and active discussions with your fellow students and teachers characterize our academic environment. You will also benefit from our exchange programme with the Theological Faculty at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, enriching your education with visiting teachers and South African students. The exchange programme allows us to send one student each term from Sweden to South Africa.

    Create a unique profile for yourself

    We offer a large number of courses, ensuring a well-rounded theological education while also providing space to follow your own particular research interests. The programme includes a mandatory course—Hermeneutics, Theology, and the Uses of the Bible—that students of both specializations take together. You will then choose elective courses, from our recommendations or according to your motivations. You will write your master’s thesis throughout the second year in parallel to course work, allowing you to hone your writing and research skills and produce a more competent thesis. This provides an excellent foundation for further advanced work in theology, such as doctoral work.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you interested in the historical and literary context of the Bible and related texts? Do you want to know more about the past reception and contemporary use of these texts?

    Do you want to deepen your knowledge about Jewish-Christian relations and the period in which Judaism and Christianity parted ways and became distinct religions?

    Do you want to study how Jewish and Christian writings emerged historically and gain knowledge of how they have been used and interpreted differently?

    If this sounds like you, then apply for our master’s programme in Theology specializing in biblical studies.

    Content and Structure

    The programme includes a mandatory methods course, common for students of both specializations, and a series of elective courses influenced by your specialization. We recommend course packages for each specialization, but you may supplement with other courses from our large offering.

    The second year is dedicated to your master’s thesis, which you develop with support from teachers and fellow students. You will choose your topic in dialogue with a supervisor who has expert knowledge and will guide you through the process. Taking courses and participating in seminars while you write your thesis results in a more competent and research-oriented thesis, which provides a stepping stone into further research, and also for writing and discussing texts at a high level in non-academic careers.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Arts in Theology.

    While our programme emphasizes preparing you for further research, the skills you develop throughout the programme are also applicable in non-academic careers, such as church ministry, policy making, and nongovernmental organizations. You will be equipped with the understanding and ability to provide intellectual leadership in a variety of contexts.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master's Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication ↗️

    Completion of the Master’s Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication leads to the award of either a Master’s degree 60 credits (magisterexamen) or a Master’s degree 120 credits (masterexamen). The students in this programme have one of the following languages as their main field of study: African languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish. The programme addresses the role of language in society and the world’s linguistic relationships from a sociolinguistic and intercultural perspective. The aim of the programme is to provide linguistic tools for exploring, interpreting and understanding different linguistic and cultural expressions, and thus to determine how different discourses on culture and cultural differences can influence communication between and about different cultures. An important basis for this education is to create an understanding of different cultural perspectives and their consequences, and to problematize an Eurocentric perspective. The students receive a global linguistic education and a cultural competence to work in international environments and manage intercultural meetings and opportunities. In the programme, they acquire knowledge, skills and ability to critically analyze, discuss and reflect on expressions and communicative manifestations of culture, both within and between different realities, based on a linguistic basis.

     

    The interdisciplinary concept of intercultural communication and how it is approached from a linguistic perspective are essential for the programme. The students study theoretical, analytical and critical perspectives on the role of language in intercultural communication, while also focusing on the connections between language and cognition, culture and identity. They also gain insight into various communicative strategies and how they can be designed to conform to different cultures and fields of activity. Students learn how history, politics, economics and migration (to name a few factors) can affect the language use in different groups, societies and nations. They also discuss issues related to for example language and power, the linguistic market, minority languages and linguistic hierarchies. The master level of the programme treats theoretical and methodological basics of semantics and pragmatics, with both diachronic and diatopic approaches. The student acquires tools to implement contrastive and cross-lingual analyses in different discourses and skills in using adequate methods in semantic and pragmatic analysis. Emphasis is placed on cultural linguistic phenomena and communicative strategies in cultural communication.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Master's Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication ↗️

    Completion of the Master’s Programme in Language and Intercultural Communication leads to the award of either a Master’s degree 60 credits (magisterexamen) or a Master’s degree 120 credits (masterexamen). The students in this programme have one of the following languages as their main field of study: African languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish. The programme addresses the role of language in society and the world’s linguistic relationships from a sociolinguistic and intercultural perspective. The aim of the programme is to provide linguistic tools for exploring, interpreting and understanding different linguistic and cultural expressions, and thus to determine how different discourses on culture and cultural differences can influence communication between and about different cultures. An important basis for this education is to create an understanding of different cultural perspectives and their consequences, and to problematize an Eurocentric perspective. The students receive a global linguistic education and a cultural competence to work in international environments and manage intercultural meetings and opportunities. In the programme, they acquire knowledge, skills and ability to critically analyze, discuss and reflect on expressions and communicative manifestations of culture, both within and between different realities, based on a linguistic basis.

     

    The interdisciplinary concept of intercultural communication and how it is approached from a linguistic perspective are essential for the programme. The students study theoretical, analytical and critical perspectives on the role of language in intercultural communication, while also focusing on the connections between language and cognition, culture and identity. They also gain insight into various communicative strategies and how they can be designed to conform to different cultures and fields of activity. Students learn how history, politics, economics and migration (to name a few factors) can affect the language use in different groups, societies and nations. They also discuss issues related to for example language and power, the linguistic market, minority languages and linguistic hierarchies. The master level of the programme treats theoretical and methodological basics of semantics and pragmatics, with both diachronic and diatopic approaches. The student acquires tools to implement contrastive and cross-lingual analyses in different discourses and skills in using adequate methods in semantic and pragmatic analysis. Emphasis is placed on cultural linguistic phenomena and communicative strategies in cultural communication.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    Bachelor's Programme in Music, with a specialization in Classical Performance ↗️

    Chamber music and instrumental studies are the focus of the BA programme in classical performance. You will be a part of an international environment characterised by dialogue and openness between student and teachers, with some parts taught in English. During the BA programme, you will be a part of the University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra together with students on the Master's programme. The orchestra has 8–9 major productions each academic year. The classical performance programme collaborates with, among others, the Gothenburg Opera and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, where a majority of the teachers are also active. The Academy of Music and Drama is located in the Artisten building, close to the city's most important music institutions. With so many fine arts programmes under the same roof, there are excellent opportunities for collaborations with students in composition, musical theatre, opera and other programmes.

    This programme is taught in English.

    Programme duration
    3 Years (180 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Bachelor's
    University of Gothenburg
    BFA Programme in Wood Oriented Furniture Design ↗️

    The Wood Oriented Furniture Design programme is designed for you, who want to work with furniture design using an exploratory and conceptual approach to materials, innovation and sustainable development in both small and large contexts.

    The program offers the opportunity to explore wood as a material and its part and interaction with furniture, space and our senses. The concepts of material, body and space are central in the education.

    In the unique academic environment in Dals Långed, 170 kilometers north of Gothenburg, you work both at the drawing board and by the workbench. The focus is on solving artistic and material related problems with respect to the surrounding world and human needs. You will have access to local timber that is dried in the department’s kiln. You also have full access to workshops and other materials. The workshop is well equipped and houses all of the machinery necessary for contemporary furniture production. As a student, you also have access to a laser engraving machine as well as a five-axis CNC machine.

    About the programme

    During the three-year program, you develop a personal approach to furniture design through project-based courses. Basic knowledge about materials, techniques and design methodology lay the foundation for developing an autonomous working method and critical approach towards furniture design.

    Field trips and visits to trade fairs, companies in the industry and to design studios take place continually during the education. Workshops, guest teachers and thematic projects offer additional inspiration and deeper perspectives.

    Courses in visualization, communication, theory and history are offered together with students on the other programmes at HDK Steneby.

    The programme is part of the international environment at HDK Steneby. The language of instruction is English. Swedish might be used occasionally for Swedish speaking students.

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    Content

    The first year lays the foundation and focuses largely on expanding knowledge in technology, materials and design processes. The year includes exercises that increase knowledge about sketching, crafts and production. You also get training in the process of product development – from sketching and scale models using mock-ups and CAD to the finished prototype on a high technical level.

    The second year emphasizes an awareness of the relationship between the designer and the surrounding world. We work with historical, contemporary and future contexts in thematic design projects. You take part of on-going discussions within the arts, crafts and design scenes, and are trained in developing products or furniture for special contexts and companies.

    During the third year, you have the opportunity to join an exchange program with other academies through our international network. An internship provides the potential for making contacts with manufacturers and design studios. The spring term ends with an in-depth thesis project where you carry out an exploratory design work in furniture design with a specialization in Wood.

    Work areas/continuing studies

    You will be prepared to work at a design studio or in your own business after having finished your studies. The programme also prepares you for master's level studies.

    Degree

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design with specialization in Wood Oriented Furniture Design

    Programme duration
    3 Years (180 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Bachelor's
    University of Gothenburg
    BFA Programme in Metal Art ↗️

    BFA Programme in Metal Art, 180 credits

    The 1,200 square meter metal workshop is located in a unique academic environment in Dals Långed, 170 kilometers north of Gothenburg, where you work both at the drawing board and by the workbench. This environment offers excellent conditions for a multifaceted, three-dimensional, experimental artistry. You will learn production techniques, such as hot forging, fabrication, welding and sheet metal forming.

    The workshop's size, equipment and accessibility allow you to operate i all formats, often on actual projects working with commissioning clients and exhibitions. During your education, you will also have the opportunity to show your work in a variety of public settings.

    As a student, you will explore contemporary metal arts and crafts in different contexts and can delve deeper into your artistic expression and craftsmanship.

    About the programme

    The three-year programme includes courses in metal craft, public and gallery space, visual interpretation, communication, theory and history. You will work largely on projects where technical, material and functional requirements are related to space and interpretation problematics. Through lectures, visiting instructors, workshops and field trips, you will gain perspective and inspiration for your work and be able to relate it to theory. As a student, you are encouraged to participate in national and international exchanges, competitions and exhibitions that form the basis of future networks.

    Courses in visual interpretation and communication, theory, and history take place along with students in other fine arts BA programmes at HDK Steneby.

    The programme is part of the international environment at HDK Steneby. The language of instruction is English. Swedish might be used occasionally for Swedish speaking students.

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    Content

    The first year focuses fundamentally on advanced knowledge in technology, materials and expressions. You will learn about the properties of materials, including metals that are less common in a workshop, such as stainless steel, copper and aluminum. You will also have time to establish and enhance your artistic language and examine how your artistic idea interacts with social contexts.

    The second year emphasizes awareness of the relationship between the artist and the surrounding world. You will take part of the on-going discussions within the arts, crafts and design scenes and will have the opportunity to join an exchange program with other academies through our international network.

    The third year gives greater scope for individually formulated projects by the students in consultation with the supervisor. The focus is on projects related to our surroundings in public spaces. You may communicate your results in a variety of public spaces, such as fairs and indoor and outdoor exhibitions. The spring semester ends with a 15-week independent degree project.

    Work areas/continuing studies

    The programme prepares you to work on commissions for private and public clients, exhibitions and your own artistic endeavours. The programme also prepares you for master's level studies.

    Degree

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts and Crafts with specialization in Metal Art

    Programme duration
    3 Years (180 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Bachelor's
    University of Gothenburg
    MFA Programme in Child Culture Design ↗️

    Child Culture Design (CCD) is a field that is growing in knowledge, need and demand both nationally and internationally. By focusing on children's play, children's perspectives and their specific conditions, we have created a master program that has no equivalent in the world.

    About the programme

    The aim is to combine the subject design and the artistic practice with child culture and children's culture. An artistic and humanistic view permeates the education.

    One of the cornerstones is working to create a sustainable society, not only in the ecological sense but also with regard to social equality, gender equality, ethics, economy and issues of social justice. A vital aspect is collaboration with organisations and other actors with common goals.

     

    Content

    The programme is carried out through projects, lectures, seminars, workshops, thematic work and your own individual work. You will be training your practical and theoretical capabilities within the entire range of courses and projects. These will be carried out in cooperation with external partners and extend over areas like the shaping of environments where children spend their time, the products of these environments, toys, outdoor play objects, children’s books, new media, processes and methods.

    The relationship between children's culture and child culture will be problematized in order to relate the subject of design to the concept of child culture. Through a series of lectures, you will be given the opportunity to take part of multidisciplinary research, and gain practice in referring to research results in their design projects.

     

    Work areas/continuing studies

    After your education, you’ll have the possibility to work as a designer, with play, child culture and children’s perspectives as your special qualification.

    Within the field of design, you can work in traditional areas like product and industrial design, interior design or graphic design. HDK’s education, which extends beyond traditional professional boundaries, will also give you the possibility of creating your own path beyond those traditional professional boundaries.


    A master degree in design will also qualify you for further applications to post-graduate studies.

    Degree

    MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Design with specialization in Child Culture Design.

     

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    MFA Programme in Design ↗️

    The long tradition of art education at HDK has contributed to making Swedish design world famous. Nowadays, HDK is also the home of contemporary, design education and research which continues to build on Sweden’s long-standing commitment to social welfare. This is the foundation on which we have constructed our design programme at the second cycle level.
     

    About the education

    The main focus of the programme is to further develop your creative and artistic skills by working with complex and challenging issues, in particular where social implications are important.

    Practical projects, both individual and team projects, are at the core of your studies. The atmosphere of the programme is explorative and experimental. You will investigate new and challenging ideas of how designers can situate themselves and work for a sustainable society in the future.

    Content

    You will get introduced to the key pedagogical tool in our programme – the personal project – at the beginning. You will also get familiar with how to identify and formulate your own project, how to account for your process and your outcome. Theoretically and practically, you will study how designers can act and intervene in social change in society.


    The second year focuses on your degree project in different ways. You will have reading assignments that will advance your knowledge in your own field of interest. You will also train in identifying and formulating an adequate idea for your thesis project.

     

    Language

    The language of teaching is English.

     

    Work areas/continuing studies

    The master’s programme prepares you for a qualified professional role within your field and/or post-graduate research studies.

    Degree

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    University of Gothenburg
    MFA in Design with Specialisation in Embedded Design ↗️

    Companies and organisations in the private and public sectors are increasingly seeking competence and knowledge to meet to the challenges of globalisation, digitalisation, and sustainability. In response to these global challenges, companies, organisations, and communities must rethink their value propositions and business models, which requires not only innovations but also disruption of traditional thinking. The Master’s Programme in Embedded Design addresses the field of design that is particularly situated in complex and systemised contexts and prepares you to be a friendly collaborator while simultaneously taking a critical—and even disruptive—stance in your role within an embedded design practice.

    Critical perspectives and sustainability

    In this programme, you will gain the skills to use design in and around corporations, institutions, public organisations, and society, providing sustainable and long-lasting design solutions involving artefacts, services, social interventions, and organisational changes, among other possibilities. The design process is based on interdisciplinary collaboration, where design tools act as enablers to productively unpack and reframe challenges and understand and reformulate complex problems. You will develop a deeper understanding of how design can be used on the organisational level and for social renewal, learning how to approach your projects with a critical perspective and considerations of social, ecological, and economical sustainability issues.

    A collaborative and interdisciplinary learning environment

    Lectures, seminars, and workshops will be influenced by collaborations with other departments at the University. This interdisciplinary approach contributes to a dynamic learning environment where the studio is a hub for open dialogue and collaboration, with teamwork as a foundational aspect. Our aim is to develop the field of design and to critically reflect upon the role of a designer who is part of an organisation as a disruptive outsider and critical consultant. The balance between disruptive artistic practice and collaborative design work, is discussed throughout the programme and can shift as you form your individual career path. Exchange studies are possible in the third semester of the programme, providing the opportunity to study at several interesting universities around the world. Additionally, companies, organisations, and communities will be invited to enrich your education through collaborations, lectures, workshops, and real case projects.

    Who Should Apply?

    Are you interested in how global social issues like sustainability, circular economy, or digitalisation can be influenced on a local level by design? Do you have an interdisciplinary background and want to apply your various interests in creating disruptive design work within an organisational context? When you picture your future career in design, is it dynamic, ever-changing, and unconventional? If you believe design can be a process of change, and want to collaborate with others to disrupt the status quo by addressing global social and organisational challenges, then apply for the Master’s Programme in Embedded Design.

    Programme Structure and Content

    The programme intertwines theory with practice, where real projects provide a foundation for reflection on your future role as an embedded designer, and where theory underlines learning within the empirical setting. You will develop and deepen your role as a designer by problematising and reflecting on your role with various critical perspectives. Norm critique and questions surrounding intersectionality will be a part of the teaching, and you will learn to disrupt discriminating power structures through design.
    The first year progresses from foundational knowledge to the use of methods and tools, with specific focus on deepening theoretical knowledge about sustainability. In the second year, you will work with organisations and clients in a long, explorational design project. Your final project will be focused and in-depth, where you will write a report that describes the starting point and context for the project, and reflect on the process and results.

    After Graduation

    Graduates of the programme will receive the degree Master of Fine Arts in Design with specialisation in Embedded Design.
    You will be prepared to work in academic research as well as regular design consultancies. You will also gain the competence to apply your skills in unconventional realms, using your skills from the embedded design practice to make change in new organisational contexts, adapting to an increasingly global and digitalised society.

     

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
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