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Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

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Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

120 ECTS - MA degree

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This two-year Nordic Master’s Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Medieval Scandinavia by drawing on expertise in the fields of Norse literature, linguistics, history, textual criticism, paleography, runology, folklore, religion, art and archaeology at four different Nordic universities and associated research institutes. 


Next application deadline: February 1, 2020

About the program

This international two-year Nordic Master’s Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.

We welcome qualified students with different academic backgrounds from all over the world. Please study:

Incomplete applications will not be processed.​​​​​​​

The study takes place in three other Nordic universities, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, and University of Oslo, and associated research institutes. 

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Main theme

  • Norse literature (including the Eddas and sagas)
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Textual criticism
  • Paleography
  • Runology 
  • Folklore 
  • Religion 
  • Art and archaeology 

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Contact us

The Office of the School of Humanities is located at the 3rd floor of the Main Building, Sæmundargata 1. Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. on weekdays.

You can call us at +354 525 4400 or send us an email at oldnorse@hi.is.

Our students can use the University Service Desk as the point of access for all services.