The Master’s Programme in Scandinavian Studies invites you to perform close and critical examination of issues concerning historical and contemporary cultural expressions, as well as the differences and similarities between the Scandinavian languages and literatures. Upon completion, you will have career possibilities within the area of cultural communication, in organisations and international companies, as language teachers in middle and upper-secondary schools, and for graduate studies.
WHY THIS PROGRAMME?
The Master’s Programme in Scandinavian Studies is for students with a Bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian Studies or the equivalent. It is offered by the Department of Literature and the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University. Scandinavian Studies is well established as an academic field abroad, e.g. in Germany and North America, and the Master’s programme at Uppsala University now gives you as a student a unique opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary studies of Scandinavian language, literature and culture, while living and studying in Sweden.
The Master’s Programme in Scandinavian Studies promotes contact within the rich network of institutions of Scandinavian Studies in Europe and North America. It is our ambition that you apply for exchange studies for at least one semester of the programme.
The programme provides a firm ground for doctoral studies, but also good career possibilities within the field of cultural communication. A Master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies will prepare you for a number of different professions, e.g. as a translator, interpreter, or information officer.
The programme leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Scandinavian Studies as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Arts (60 credits) with Scandinavian Studies as the main field of study.
A Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Social Sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in Scandinavian studies (Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish language and culture).
Language proficiency to the level of Swedish 3 in the Swedish secondary school, or the equivalent in Danish or Norwegian.
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
- IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
- TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
- Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
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