Course code: ÖCKB14
Swedish title: Politik, kultur och identitet i Ryssland, Ukraina och andra postsovjetiska stater
ECTS credits: 15

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about spring semester 2021. The course was also given earlier. Choose semester above for more information!

Teaching both on campus and online for the spring semester of 2021

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our study programmes and a part of the teaching that was planned to be campus-based must be conducted online instead. Look out for the information in the timetable that will be published in December. The form of teaching may change during the semester and you need to be prepared to be present at the University at short notice. Read more at Covid-19 and the academic year 2020/2021.

Study period: spring semester 2021
Type of education: both campus/online
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, afternoon
Study period: 2021-01-18 – 2021-06-06
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-77521
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: History 1b/1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or History A and Social Studies A

  • The schedule will be published 2020-12-17.


Under kursen får du lära dig om utvecklingen i Ryssland, Ukraina och andra postsovjetiska stater efter Sovjetunionens upplösning 1991 med tonvikt på politik, identitet och kultur.

Efter en kort historisk introduktion som utgår från 1900-talets ryska och sovjetiska historia ger kursen en översikt över den postsovjetiska politiska utvecklingen med inblickar i centrala tematiska fält som nationsbyggen, minnespolitik, migration (med fokus på centralasiatisk migration till Ryssland och ukrainsk dito till Italien och Polen), säkerhetspolitik (delvis med fokus på Kaukasus) och identitetsskapande.

Under den avslutande delkursen visas och analyseras främst rysk och ukrainsk postsovjetisk film (6-9 filmer) som uttryck för kultur och identitet. Exempel på teman som filmerna aktualiserar är: 1900-talets traumatiska erfarenheter; narrativitet och identitet; religion, myt och minnespolitik.


  1. Hist intr to Russia, Ukraine and the Post-sov area, 3 ECTS
  2. Politics, Culture and Identity, 6 ECTS
  3. Film in Post-soviet Russia and Ukraine, 6 ECTS

Important dates – spring semester 2021

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Eftermiddagstid Lund, halvfart
In Swedish
18 januari 2021 – 6 juni 2021

Öppnar för sen anmälan den 15 december 2020

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 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.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 27,500
First payment: SEK 27,500
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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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 You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Vårterminen 2021

Öppnar 15 december

Central and Eastern European Studies

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