One of the very few centres for the study of modern Scandinavian languages in the UK, we can accommodate a wide range of research interests in the languages, literatures and cultures of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and other parts of the wider Nordic region.
Join the Scandinavian Studies programme offered by The University of Edinburgh and choose one of two MScR pathways: either completing two research assignments and a 15,000-word dissertation; or writing a longer dissertation of 30,000 words.
On each pathway you’ll be guided by an experienced and well-published supervisor. Our research expertise includes:
- 19th and 20th century literature
- cultural relations and transfer
- language history and dialectology
- literary translation
- place and identity
- Scottish–Scandinavian historical relations
- Viking studies
The University of Edinburgh contains exceptional resources for study and research.
Based in the Main University Library, our Centre for Research Collections is unique in the UK, bringing together a collection of more than 400,000 rare books, six kilometres of archives and manuscripts, and the University’s collections of art, historical musical instruments and other objects.
As a research student here, you’ll be within a short walk of the National Library, Museum and Galleries of Scotland, and many theatres, cinemas and collections.
Through the Northern Scholars programme, and other networks, we have strong connections with a number of Nordic Universities, including Aarhus, Copenhagen, Lund, Uppsala, Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø.
- Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a further range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills.
- You will also have access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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- You should have near-native speaker competence in the relevant language(s).
- MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject. Please note, if an MSc project demands access to Scandinavian-language materials, you should have competence in the relevant language(s) at CEFR level C1 or above.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £4,850
- International/EU: £12,650
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