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Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

University of Iceland

M.A.
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The Department is offering a Master of Arts in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies at University of Iceland.

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Overview

The Master of Arts in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies at University of Iceland is a two-year Nordic Master’s 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
  • paleography
  • runology
  • folklore
  • religion
  • art
  • 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. The programme is designed for international students holding a bachelor’s degree with a medieval component in at least one of the following areas: literature, history, religion, linguistics, anthropology, archeology, art history or folklore. Prior knowledge of Old Icelandic/Old Norse is not required. The language of instruction is English.

Objectives

The programme aims to provide thorough training in Old Norse language, literature and history, as well as helping to develop the skills necessary to work with primary sources such as medieval Norse manuscripts, runic inscriptions and other artefacts. It will introduce the students to a wide range of theoretical approaches in the field of Viking and medieval Norse studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Norse literature (including the eddas and sagas)
  • linguistics
  • history
  • textual criticism
  • paleography
  • runology
  • folklore
  • religion
  • art
  • archaeology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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
  • Satisfactory Grade Average
In their undergraduate career, applicants must have achieved a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale (US), or at least an Upper Second-class (IIi) degree (UK), or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is currently ISK 75,000(535EUR).

Funding

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