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Why choose this programme?

A unique opportunity to study the world of the Vikings and the Icelandic sagas. The programme should appeal to students with a broad range of interests in the fields of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. Students will be given the opportunity to study in two of the Nordic countries.

The programme is designed for  students holding a bachelor’s degree with a medieval component in at least one of the following areas: literature, history, religion, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, art history or folklore. Prior knowledge of Old Icelandic/Old Norse is not required.

Students will be given the opportunity to study in two of the Nordic countries. The first two semesters will be spent at the University of Iceland. The third semester will be spent at either the University of Aarhus, the University of Copenhagen or the University of Oslo. The fourth semester will be spent writing the master’s thesis at the University of Iceland or the  University of Oslo. The language of instruction is English.

The 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 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.

Learning outcomes

The programme is directed at students who are interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to the Viking and Middle Ages.

Graduates of this programme will:

  • have acquired good knowledge of Old Norse language, literature and history.
  • be able to write good prose and to structure a written composition.
  • have the skills necessary to work with primary sources such as Medieval Norse manuscripts, runic inscriptions and other artefacts.
  • be able to utilize a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches in the field of Viking and Medieval Norse studies.
  • be able to locate and engage with relevant and up to date research literature.
  • be able to design and manage an independent research project.
  • be able to communicate research questions, analyses, and results convincingly, both within the academic community, and to a larger audience.

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