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Scandinavian Studies MPhil/PhD

UCL Scandinavian Studies offers supervision in a variety of subjects relating to Nordic language, culture and history. These include Nordic cinema, Nordic literature in a global context, the politics and history of modern Scandinavia, Old Norse literature and Scandinavian medieval history.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years
Part time: 5 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 9 November 2020
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Tuition fees (2021/22)

UK:
£5,525 (FT)
£2,765 (PT)
Overseas:
£22,230 (FT)
£11,190 (PT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Overview

To learn more about the research activities of their potential supervisor, prospective applicants are encouraged to consult our staff research profiles and our research page.

Research areas

  • Old Norse literature
  • Medieval Scandinavian history and culture
  • Modern Scandinavian literature and critical theory
  • Modern Scandinavian culture: including film and musicology
  • Modern Scandinavian politics and society
More information can be found on the department website: Scandinavian Studies MPhil/PhD

About this degree

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

For information about available funding and scholarships please visit the SELCS  Funding and Scholarships website.

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

UCL Research Opportunity Scholarship

Value:
UK rate fees, a maintenance stipend, conference costs and professional development package (3 years)
Eligibility:
UK
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Recent graduates have used their knowledge to work in the fields of research, curatorship, the BBC, the BFI, advertising and the film industry.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL Scandinavian Studies is the largest independent centre of its kind in the UK, and hosts a number of internationally recognised scholars. UCL's research library in Scandinavian Studies is possibly the largest outside of Scandinavia, and the centre is home to a thriving postgraduate community that is closely connected to London's vibrant academic and cultural milieu.

Whatever your chosen field of research, we offer excellent opportunities for MPhil and PhD students to expand their skill base, for instance by auditing classes in Scandinavian languages and participating in our internationally renowned research seminars.

Department: School of European Languages, Culture & Society

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.

Application deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

All applicants must identify and contact potential supervisors before making their application. For more information see our 'Need to Know' page.


For more information see our Applications page.

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