Course code: UKRB15
Swedish title: Det samtida Ukraina: Perspektiv på politik, samhälle, kultur och historia
Credits: 7.5

Study period: summer 2024
Type of studies: part time, 50 % , distance course
Study period: 2024-06-03 – 2024-08-16
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-S0511
Eligibility: General requirements

Introductory meeting: 2024-06-04 at 17:00 – 18:00


The course covers the Ukrainian society of today from political, cultural and identityrelated perspectives against a solid historical background that illuminates how Ukrainian culture, identity and agency have emerged in the linguistic and religious borderlands of the Russian, Hapsburg and Ottoman empires. The course focuses particularly on state and nation-building in post-Soviet Ukraine since 1991 in a larger regional context and places a strong emphasis on identifying the factors that led to Russia's war against Ukraine.

The course is offered as a distance learning course and uses an online learning platform and digital tools and resources. The student is required to participate on these terms and have access to a computer with an internet connection. The teaching consists of recorded lectures that are made available successively during the course. The lectures use the required reading as a starting point and are thematically focused on specific issues. The assessment is based on a take-home exam.

Important dates – summer 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

distans Lund, halvfart
In English
3 June 2024 – 16 August 2024

Stängd för anmälan

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 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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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

Introductory meeting

Tuesday, 4 June
at 17:00 – 18:00 , compulsory

Ukrainian Studies

More about the subject, research, staff etc.

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