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Linnaeus University Master of Arts in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
Linnaeus University

Master of Arts in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Växjö, Sweden

2 Years

English

Full time

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03 Sep 2024

SEK 220,000 *

On-Campus

* tuition fee for students outside EU/EES/Switzerland: 220,000 SEK total for the program

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Introduction

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 program 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.

Our world is shaped by colonial conquest, imperial discourses, and the consequences of imperial domination and subordination. This Program analyses colonial and postcolonial manifestations and effects in the past and the present. The Program meets needs in society and research for critical analysis of meanings, implications, and consequences of colonialism at the time of colonial conquest and rule, given how previous colonial relations continue to influence the postcolonial present. Students will acquire knowledge of the formation of the modern world under the impact of colonial power, orientalist discourses, and knowledge networks and of how these are manifested in social and political relations in a postcolonial context. Students are challenged to critically examine the working of civilizational and orientalist discourses in political, economic, cultural, religious, and artistic representations.

Our world is shaped by colonial conquests and discourses. People, societies, and global relations experience the consequences of imperial domination and subordination. This master’s program in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies meets the needs in society and research for critical analysis of meanings, implications, and consequences of colonialism. You will study how colonial relations continue to influence the postcolonial present and how modernity and colonialism have displaced colonized societies’ knowledge and experiences. We will discuss how people restore the multiplicity of lives.

Degree

Master of Arts (120 credits). The main field of study: Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.

This is Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic Sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:

  • Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
  • Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
  • 44,000 enrolled students;
  • 2,200 enrolled international students;
  • 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
  • 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
  • 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
  • 80-degree programs on the second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.

Växjö

Roughly 15 minutes by bike from the city center, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with a university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavor. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city center and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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