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Scandinavian Studies and Social Policy MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: RL64

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 distribution of welfare and wellbeing within societies and the policies which influence that distribution. 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 Social Policy. 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. In Social Policy, your focus will be on social and economic change, what causes it and its consequences for society. Reflecting how policies are developed, you will learn about both the policy-making process in the UK (including devolution in Scotland and elsewhere) along with the influence of international bodies such as the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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 42 5

    6th out of 102

  • Entry standards

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    187 97%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    29th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    40th

    12
  • 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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