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European Borderlands

Master's level | 10 credits | Course code: EU2114
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 12 October 2020 - 22 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course provides a long historical perspective on the making of Europe, as an intellectual construct and as a geographical and cultural space. The course problematizes areas, peoples, markets, and borders, as well as practices of knowledge circulation. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and examines the histories of a set of borderlands—that is, places characterized by rapid changes and fluidity, defined by contests and negotiations over societal rules and norms, and situated in between legal and cultural regimes. A focus on the histories of key European borderlands—such as the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, or the Elbe marshes—will provide students with the tools to analyse how movements of peoples, goods, and ideas shaped the differentiated process of European integration and border-making. A thorough understanding of borderlands and their lasting importance will also lay bare the complex interconnections between centres and peripheries as well as between the local and the continental throughout European history.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The entry requirements for admission to the course is a Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits, with a minimum of 90 credits in consecutive courses in a social sciences discipline, humanities discipline or equivalent. Students at the Law programme are also eligible the course after three years of studies (180 credits, equivalent of a bachelor degree). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 14 167 SEK
First payment: 14 167 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189,


Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

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