UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Scandinavian Studies (Language, Culture and History)

The course offers an intellectually exciting and flexible range of options focusing on Nordic culture in a global context. No prior knowledge of a Nordic language is required, though students can opt to consolidate their language or translation skills, or to start Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish from scratch.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in Scandinavian studies from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant discipline.

Course modules

Core modules: Language, culture and history. This core module permits research into 2 of the following fields: Postcolonialism; trauma; memory; collective identities. Options: Advanced Scandinavian translation; Nordic cinema (contextualising Dreyer, Bergman and Dogme 95); introduction to Old Norse; crime and small communities in Nordic literature; advanced Old Icelandic literature; sources for the Viking age.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures and reading and language classes. Student performance is assessed through written examination, coursework, and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council funding available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7024