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Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

A two-year Nordic Master’s Programme that offers an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.

Deadline for applications: February 1st

Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

 

This 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, palaeography, runology, folklore, religion, art and archeology 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.

Viking and Medieval Norse Studies is an international two-year graduate programme (120 ECTS credits) leading to a master's degree. The first two semesters take place at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík. In the third semester, the students can choose between courses at Aarhus University, Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, or the University of Oslo, Norway. The fourth and final semester is reserved for writing a master’s thesis at the University of Iceland or the University of Oslo.

1st semester (Autumn) University of Iceland Course work: 30 ECTS
2nd semester (Spring) University of Iceland Course work: 30 ECTS
3rd semester (Autumn)

Aarhus University or

University of Copenhagen or

University of Oslo

Course work: 30 ECTS
4th semester (Spring)

University of Iceland or

University of Oslo

Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

⟶ More on the structure of the programme.

The Viking and Medieval Norse Studies programme welcomes qualified students with different academic backgrounds from all over the world.

⟶ More about our current and former students.

New applications for enrolment in the autumn of 2017 will be accepted from early December 2016 through January 2017 with the deadline of February 1st, 2017.

Next application deadline: February 1, 2017.

Online application

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