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Language, Culture and History: Scandinavian Studies MA

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

UCL's Scandinavian Studies MA 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. Optional modules include advanced translation skills, Nordic cinema, Nordic literature in global perspective, the transnational politics of the region, and material cultures as well as modules on Viking and medieval Scandinavia. Assessed modules are supplemented with workshops and a summer school providing opportunities for networking and career development in publishing, translation, film-making, and the heritage and creative sectors.

Careers

An MA in Scandinavian Studies offers prospects for employment in the private as well as in the public sector, whether in Scandinavia or in the English-speaking world. Former graduate students in the department are to be found in a range of challenging careers, which include work in IT and management, museums and university teaching.

Employability<.b>

In the UK and abroad, the Nordic countries are increasingly recognised for the success of their political and social model, and for their film, literature, food and design. Our MA graduates bring their deep understanding of Scandinavian culture to careers in which knowledge of the region is key: publishing, the arts, commerce and information management. Expertise in Nordic languages is rare in the UK, and employer demand is accordingly high. Our MA allows students to hone their Nordic language skills or to try a new language. Many of our graduates launch careers with translation companies and as freelancers.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,440per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 93

    11th out of 29 2

    38th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    173 83%

    9th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    67th

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    160 78%

    7th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    13th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    159 80%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    22nd

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