Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Master Programme

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Full time August MA 2 years full-time
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Unleash your potential with the Master Programme in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Linnaeus University. Dive deep into the complexities of colonial legacies and their impact on our modern world. Tailored for those passionate about unraveling historical power dynamics, this programme offers a comprehensive exploration of colonial practices and postcolonial realities. With a curriculum designed to foster critical analysis, you will delve into themes such as Nordic colonialism, indigenous studies, and environmental history. The programme's unique structure includes compulsory and elective courses, culminating in a master's thesis. Gain practical skills through field studies, seminars, and guest lectures. Stand out in the job market with career opportunities in administration, NGOs, media, and cultural institutions. Join a vibrant academic community at Linnaeus University's Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, where you'll engage with leading scholars and researchers. Fulfil your academic aspirations with a Bachelor's Degree in humanities or social sciences and English proficiency. Embrace the opportunity to study abroad and immerse yourself in the dynamic student city of Va¨xjo¨.

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We live at a time when questions of climate justice, global migration flows, and militarized landscapes daily remind us of colonial pasts, and how they shape our world today. The master’s programme in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies is tailored for you who seek to investigate and understand colonial practices of power and their manifestations in the past and the present.

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Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for studies at the second level, and specific entry requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree, or the equivalent, in the humanities or social sciences, and English B/English 6.


Tuition fee, first payment: 55,000 SEK

Tuition fee, total: 220,000 SEK

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Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme "Linnaeus University Scholarships" and "Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Students"

Information about Scholarship Opportunities at Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University offers two differens scholarship programmes for the moment, Linnaeus University Scholarship and Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student.

Linnaeus University Scholarship programme is offered for students who study master programmes. Students can only apply for this scholarship before commencing the programme.

Linnaeus University for Current Students is offered for students who are already enrolled in a two- or three-year lasting programme at Linnaeus University. Students can only apply for this scholarship after commencing the programme.

What does the scholarship include?
Up to 75% reduction of the tuition fees for the rest of the programme. The scholarships is initially granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 4 semesters), provided that study results are satisfactory.

What does the scholarship NOT include?
The scholarship does not cover living costs or other costs.


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