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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

    14-SEP-20

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The languages, history, politics and culture of the Scandinavian countries have had a considerable impact beyond the Nordic region. You will explore Scandinavian culture, past and present, alongside the study of the Scandinavian languages. The University has an excellent reputation for its research in this area. Regular research seminars and cultural events provide you with opportunities to find out more about the latest developments in Scandinavian culture and research. Whichever of the three main languages – Danish, Norwegian or Swedish – you choose to specialise in, you will also gain a passive knowledge of the other two during the course of your programme. You do not need a previous knowledge of any of the languages as courses are available for beginners. The relatively small class sizes provide an informal and supportive learning environment.Social policy is the study of the distribution of welfare and wellbeing within societies and the policies which influence that distribution. Primarily, the focus is on social and economic change, what causes it and its consequences for society. Specifically, social policy considered how the organisation of services such as social security, health, education, housing, personal social services, the criminal justice system and the labour market can influence and alleviate the effects of social change. 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 EU and OECD.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 20,950per year

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A level : ABB - AAB

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

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 40 3

    6th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    191 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    28th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    28th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    184 87%

    2nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    62nd

    12

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