The Master of Arts in Medieval Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland is run in cooperation with the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum), a research institute with close ties to the University of Iceland.
The programme is aimed at providing graduate students with the necessary tools to study Old/Medieval Icelandic texts in the original and in their manuscript context, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary study.
The programme provides preparation for those interested in pursuing research in:
- Viking Studies
- Old Norse Myth and religion
- the history of the medieval north
- medieval Nordic literature (sagas, eddic and skaldic poetry).
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Old Icelandic
- Old Icelandic
- The Old Norse-Icelandic Literary Corpus— Overview and Main Questions
- The Medieval North
- Literature and Psychoanalysis. From Medieval Romance and Saga to the Modern Novel
- Viking Age Archaeology
- Working with Manuscripts
- History of the Icelandic Language
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Adequate undergraduate training to pursue graduate studies in Medieval Icelandic Studies
- Satisfactory Grade Average
- Adequate command of English
- Completion of Preparatory Reading List before enrolment
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 18 months.
- Students at the University of Iceland do not pay tuition fees, only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (530 EUR)
Living costs for Reykjavik
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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