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This degree provides the opportunity to specialise in the Danish, Norwegian or Swedish language, and to develop an in-depth appreciation of Scandinavian culture. You will have access to state-of-the-art language teaching facilities and the largest and oldest Scandinavian library in the UK, and will spend a year in a Scandinavian country.

  • This degree programme gives you the opportunity to learn a Scandinavian language of which you have no prior knowledge and attain a near-native competence by the time you graduate.

  • You will spend your third year abroad in Scandinavia, at a university in Denmark, Norway or Sweden depending upon your chosen language.

  • UCL Scandinavian Studies has specialists across the areas of language, politics, history, medieval studies, literature and film.

  • You will have access to the largest and oldest Scandinavian library in the country, as well as state-of-the-art facilities within the UCL Language Space.

This degree provides the opportunity to specialise in the Danish, Norwegian or Swedish language, and to develop an in-depth appreciation of Scandinavian culture. You will have access to state-of-the-art language teaching facilities and the largest and oldest Scandinavian library in the UK, and will spend a year in a Scandinavian country. This degree programme gives you...

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Course Content

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Basic Language Module in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish
  • Histories and Cultures of the Nordic Region
  • Introduction to Linguistics and the Scandinavian Languages
  • Introduction to Old Norse
  • Nordic Storytelling

Optional modules

You will also choose interdepartmental modules offered by SELCS. Options may include the study of linguistics, film and history.

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

Intermediate Language Module in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish

Optional modules

You will select 90 credits of optional modules. Options may include:

  • Basic Modern Icelandic
  • Beginners Finnish Language
  • Intermediate Old Norse
  • FInland: Environment, Culture and Society
  • Nordic Cinema
  • Politics and Society in the Nordic Countries, 1990s and After
  • Scandinavian Literature in Context
  • Viking-Age Scandinavia
  • SELCS Interdepartmental Intermediate modules

Year 3

Year abroad

You will spend your Year Abroad at a university in the country where your target language is spoken, studying alongside native speakers, to make the most of your cultural and linguistic immersion.

The experiences and skills developed while abroad further academic and personal development, cultural and social awareness, provide a foundation for further study and enhance career prospects.

Year 4

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Advanced Language Module in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish
  • Advanced Project Work in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish
  • Dissertation in Scandinavian Studies

Optional modules

You will select 60 credits of optional modules. Options may include:

  • Advanced Old Norse
  • Intermediate Finnish Language
  • Intermediate Modern Icelandic
  • Nordic Cinema
  • Nordic Landscapes in text, image and sound
  • Nordic Politics and Society
  • The Nordic Welfare States
  • Translation from the Scandinavian Languages
  • The Vikings in Europe
  • Vikings and Valkyries in Contemporary Culture
  • SELCS Interdepartmental Advanced modules

An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year. Year 1 Core or compulsory module(s) Basic Language Module in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish Histories and Cultures of the Nordic Region Introduction to Linguistics and the Scandinavian Languages Introduction to Old...

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

Grades

ABB

Subjects

Foreign language preferred.

GCSEs

English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

Contextual offer

Grades

BBB (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

Foreign language preferred.

GCSEs

English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points

34

Subjects

A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, preferably including a foreign language, with no score lower than 5.

Contextual offer

Points

32 (more about contextual offers)

Subjects

A score of 15 points in three higher level subjects, preferably including a foreign language, with no score lower than 5.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

A Levels Grades ABB Subjects Foreign language preferred. GCSEs English Language at grade B or 6, plus Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is...

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Assessment Methods

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.

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.