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Scandinavian Studies (Viking and Medieval Studies) MLitt

Scandinavian Studies (Viking and Medieval Studies) MLitt

Key information

Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Early Medieval History Scandinavia: Studies Classical Languages (Latin & Greek) Late Medieval History Paleography

Course type


Course Summary

The MLitt in Scandinavian Studies is a specialist, interdisciplinary programme investigating the history, language, literature, religion, culture and society of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. This MLitt will appeal to you if you are interested in the literature, history, language and culture of the Scandinavian-speaking peoples and particularly if you wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight into early Scandinavian Studies.

The MLitt in Scandinavian Studies is robust preparation for a variety of careers. You will develop your skills in critical thinking, independent and team work, oral and written communication, problem solving, and project management, among others. A high proportion of our MLitt students have gone on to study for a PhD, at Aberdeen and elsewhere. Others work in teaching and in various roles in the Higher Education sector.

Different course options

Full time | University of Aberdeen | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Old Norse was also the primary literary language of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, notably the Icelandic sagas and skaldic and eddic poems. This course will provide the basic linguistic tools needed to read Old Norse texts, and some background about the history of the language and its links with other languages. No prior knowledge of Old Norse is assumed. This course uses Old Norse literature, in particular the sagas and Eddas, to introduce aspects of early Scandinavian culture, including literature and pre-Christian religion.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience.