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Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

University of Oslo

M.Phil. On Campus
24 months
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About

A unique opportunity to study the world of the Vikings and the Icelandic sagas. The Viking and Medieval Norse Studies programme of the University of Oslo should appeal to students with a broad range of interests in the fields of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. Students will be given the opportunity to study in two of the Nordic countries.

Overview

Why choose this programme?

The Viking and Medieval Norse Studies programme of the University of Oslo is designed for  students holding a bachelor’s degree with a medieval component in at least one of the following areas: literature, history, religion, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, art history or folklore. Prior knowledge of Old Icelandic/Old Norse is not required.

Students will be given the opportunity to study in two of the Nordic countries. The first two semesters will be spent at the University of Iceland. The third semester will be spent at either the University of Aarhus, the University of Copenhagen or the University of Oslo. The fourth semester will be spent writing the master's thesis at the University of Iceland or the  University of Oslo. The language of instruction is English.

The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Medieval Scandinavia by drawing on expertise in the fields of Norse literature (including the eddas and sagas), linguistics, history, textual criticism, palaeography, runology, folklore, religion, art and archaeology at four different Nordic universities and associated research institutes. Two of these, the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Iceland and the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen, share custody of the largest single collection of Icelandic medieval manuscripts in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Icelandic
  • Old Icelandic Literature
  • Icelandic and Scandinavian Medieval History
  • Intermediate Old Icelandic
  • Medieval manuscript culture
  • Saga Narratives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Adequate undergraduate training to pursue graduate studies in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies
  • In their undergraduate career, applicants must have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 7.25 out of 10 on the University of Iceland grading scale which corresponds roughly to a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale in the United States or an average of 67 in the United Kingdom (although this may also depend on the distribution of grades at the university in question)
  • Adequate command of English
  • Completion of Preparatory Reading List before enrolment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

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