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Scandinavian Studies and Politics MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: RL62

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The languages, history, politics and culture of the Scandinavian countries have long had a considerable impact beyond the Nordic region. This programme enables you to study one or more Scandinavian languages in the context of literature, culture and society, and alongside issues such as the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, and the processes of governance at various levels within politics. Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland, and one of only two in the UK, to offer undergraduate honours programmes in Scandinavian Studies, enabling you to learn modern Danish, Swedish or Norwegian in its cultural context and alongside Politics. Home of the Northern Scholars programme, the University has an excellent reputation for research and teaching in this area. Over the course of your four-year programme, you’ll specialise in the modern language of either Denmark, Norway or Sweden but, whichever you choose, you’ll also gain an understanding of the other two, as well as of Scandinavian literature and culture, past and present. You will spend Year 3 studying, teaching or working in a Scandinavian country. The Politics side of the programme focuses on a variety of issues in politics, political theory, public theory and international relations in Europe, Russia, Africa and the US. It aims to equip you with substantive knowledge of a range of political systems, institutions, processes and ideas, enabling you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills to the understanding and evaluation of political issues and problems in the contemporary world.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 85 1

    6th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    188 86%

    7th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    81st

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    177 90%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    88th

    26

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