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University of Gothenburg

Exchange studies

Are you interested in doing an exchange at the University of Gothenburg and the Department of Cultural Sciences? We offer a wide variety of courses. You can apply for one semester or a full year exchange.

If you are interested in studying at the Department of Cultural Sciences as an exchange student, please contact the international office at your home university if there exists an active exchange agreement with our department. If you are fluent in Swedish and are interested in taking these courses please present proof of your language skills in your application. 

Courses taught in Swedish:

•    Art History and Visual Studies (both undergraduate and graduate)
•    Children’s and Youth Culture (graduate only)
•    Cultural Studies (undergraduate only)
•    Ethnology (graduate only)
•    Film Studies (both undergraduate and graduate)
•    Gender Studies (both undergraduate and graduate)
•    Musicology (both undergraduate and graduate)

Find courses at the Department of Cultural Sciences


Courses taught in English:

•    Scandinavian Cultural and Social Studies
•    Gender studies (second cycle courses)

Courses taught in English, Autumn Term 2020

First Cycle (introductory level) - 7.5 credits, pace: 100% (1 October - 2 November)

This course examines key moments in the history of the film medium and by doing so introduces students to the different aesthetic, film technical, industrial and cultural analyses of film. The course focuses on film screenings and uses examples of film to explain stylistic changes in different film historic and social contexts. The course also gives an introduction basic film theory and teaches the different contemporary and historical conditions for film.

15 credits, pace: 100% (31 August – 2 November) - Second Cycle (advanced level)

This course will help you develop in-depth analytical skills in the field of Gender Studies. The course is structured around the study of central contemporary theoretical texts and active participation in seminars, in order to give you tools to develop a reflexive, theoretical approach to research done within the field.


15 credits, pace: 100% (3 November – 17 January) - Second Cycle (advanced level)

In this course you reach a broad understanding of different methods and methodologies. Methods that are used in the interdisciplinary field of Gender Studies and gender research in other disciplines will be examined and compared. Methodological questions will also be discussed as useful tools in different sorts of professional settings, such as writing of reports and making surveys.

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