Three Views on Cosmology: Physics, Philosophy and Religion 2021/2022 (10 credits)

Spring 2022, Evening, 33 %, Campus

Start date: 17 January 2022

End date: 5 June 2022

Application Deadline: 15 October 2021

Enrolment Code: UU-63100 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Final school grades (67 %) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Entry Requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 21667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21667

About the course:

What is the Universe made of? Is it infinite? Is the Universe eternal, or did it have a beginning? Is it part of a vast multiverse? Is the Universe fine-tuned? How can we gain knowledge about such issues and which are the possible answers?

Cosmology aims to understand the origin, evolution, future and structure of the Universe as a whole. Such issues have been discussed by philosophers, theologians and physicists throughout history. Based on the empirical information in contemporary cosmological research, this interdisciplinary course addresses such central issues in cosmology from the perspective of modern physics, philosophy and philosophy of religion. With reference to the ongoing debate within and between these fields of research, the course introduces concepts, arguments and results from all three disciplines.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 5952

Fax: 018-471 5999

Study Counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21