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Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

University of Oslo

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

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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

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  • International

    Free
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  • EU/EEA

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
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