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Museum Education I

The course provides an introductory orientation into the social role of museums and the educational impacts of cultural sites.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

This information concerns students admitted to a course at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education.


In order to enroll students must registration online through This is possible after activation of a university student account, at earliest December 28th. 

The mandatory registration online is open between January 4th - 10th. 

Note! Online registration is mandatory. If there are any issues with the online registration, students must contact the course administration during the dates for registration, or they risk losing their place in the course. 

The course administrator:

Learning platform

The learning platform is called Athena and is where all communication will be done during the course. Students get access to Athena after registration to the course.

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The spring semester starts 17sth of January with introduction days at Stockholms Universiety. 

Digital events for new students

Education during spring semester 2021

The courses with instruction in English are online-courses.

Preparation for participation in online-courses

Conditional acceptance

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements of thecourse you applied to when the assessment is made, but it is likely that you will do it at the beginning of the course, you will usually get a conditional acceptance. This means that you must contact the course administrator, in order to show that you meet the requirements by the start of the course.

The course administrator:

Placed on a waiting list

If you are placed on the waiting list, the course administrator will contact you if there should be any spots left before the course start. 

Late application

Most of our courses are open for late applications until about a month before each course starts. After December 15th it is still possible to submit a late application to courses that have an “Add" ("Välj") button next to them in the result list when you do a search at

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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  • Course structure

    This course consists of two modules:

    First module: The educational museum, 4,5 ECTS

    This module provides an cultural theoretical background of museums, innvolving theories about the social role of museums, concepts about the museum as a physical and virtual learning space, as well as methods of museum education. Another focus is on the educational impacts of museum exhibitions. Museums, and their relation to school curricula, are discussed as educational resources.

    Second module: Educational resource, 3 ECTS

    The second module focuses on the pedagogical and didactical decisions that can enhance learning and Bildung in museums. Ways of creating a learning setting for a special target group are explored through design work. Different perspectives on educational museum development, such as accessibility, diversity and value base, are discussed in relation to a designed educational resource.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars, excursions and group assignments. Instruction is given in the language specified in each occasion of the course. Instruction is net-based.

    Grading Criteria

    CH103F Grading Criteria(eng) (437 Kb)


    The first module, The educational museum, 4,5 ECTS will be assessed through a written assignment.

    The second module, Educational resource, 3 ECTS will be assessed through an individual design work as well as a written assignment.


    Anja Kraus

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Instruction is net-based.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Course administrator:

    Study counsellor:

    Professor Anja Kraus: