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Viking and Old Norse Studies (4 years) BA (Hons)

UCL (University College London)

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UCAS CODE: R691

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This four-year programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the Viking Age through study of the medieval and modern Scandinavian languages, Old Norse literature, and medieval history. The third year is spent abroad at a university in Denmark, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, depending upon your language choice.

Your learning

Teaching comprises lectures, classes, seminars, group work and presentations. The modern language elements comprise four taught hours a week for basic language in year one, four hours a week for intermediate language in year two, and two hours a week for advanced language in the final year. A significant portion of your work will take place in guided independent study.

Assessment

Most modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examination. Some are assessed by essays only. Language modules are assessed by coursework and written and oral examinations.

Careers

Upon graduation you will be fluent in your chosen language and have a reading knowledge of other Scandinavian languages. The historical and literary parts of the degree will develop your cultural awareness. You will be trained in the organisation, presentation and interpretation of complex information, written and oral communication, and independent and group work.

Many of our graduates find they are able to use their Scandinavian languages in a variety of contexts, such as working for Scandinavian companies. Recent graduates have also entered translating, publishing and teaching.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 23,300per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

English Literature, History and/or a language preferred.Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 100 3

    6th out of 90 1

    12th out of 105 26

  • Entry standards

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    185 91%

    5th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    5th

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    91st

    44
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    182 93%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    11th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    70th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    178 92%

    5th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    31st

    9

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