Department of History

The Stockholm-Uppsala Graduate School in History

In 2008 the history departments at Stockholm and Uppsala University began to cooperate in graduate education. The departments offer joint courses and graduate conferences. They also share responsibility for supervision. The two departments accept candidates through a joint application procedure.

The following courses are offered in the joint course offering:

Introduction to graduate studies, 4.5 credits
A general introduction to graduate studies offered annually and taught jointly by the history departments at Stockholm and Uppsala.

Application of theory in historical research, 7.5 credits
Trains PhD-candidates in the uses of theory in historical research. Taught jointly by several universities and colleges, this course is offered every autumn term as a distance learning course with a residential school. The residential school may be located outside Stockholm and Uppsala.

Historical theory and historiography, 7.5 credits
Designed to provide deeper insight into the empirical and theoretical development of the discipline of history from the nineteenth century to present times, this course is offered every spring term by the History Department at Uppsala University.

Qualitative and quantitative methods, 7.5 credits
Introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods. The course should be taken early in the graduate program. It is offered every autumn term by the History Department at Stockholm University.