NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about spring semester 2024. The course was also given earlier. Choose semester above for more information!
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, afternoon
Study period: 2024-01-15 – 2024-03-19
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-77500
Eligibility: General and studies equivalent of the courses History 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 and Social Studies 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.
- The schedule will be published 2023-12-14.
- Library Guide
Get to know the fascinating history of how two very different ideologies shaped Central Europe in the 20th century and beyond!
The course will discuss the emergence, development and contemporary legacy of nationalism and communism as the two major political ideologies in the twentieth century Central Europe. A particular focus will be directed towards Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Communism will be further explored as a political and cultural system that dominated the societal transformation of these states in the period between the Second World War and the fall of the Iron Curtain. In this context, the question about the place of nationalism within the communist systems will be elaborated and problematized.
The countries will be discussed comparatively, while similar patterns of development will be highlighted.
Important dates – spring semester 2024
Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång
15 January 2024 – 19 March 2024
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Full course tuition fee: SEK 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.