UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This four'year programme aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the Viking Age through study of the medieval and modern Scandinavian languages, Old Norse literature, and medieval history. The third year is spent abroad at a university in Denmark, Norway or Sweden.

Course Modules

Year 1: Basic Danish/Norwegian/Swedish; introduction to Old Norse; linguistics and the Scandinavian languages; introduction to the study of literature; introduction to Scandinavian history; introduction to contemporary Scandinavia. Year 2: Intermediate Danish/Norwegian/Swedish; translation from the Scandinavian languages; sources for the Viking Age 1; Old Norse 1; runology 1; half unit in archaeology; half unit from: archaeology; intermediate Modern Icelandic language; Faroese; aspects of Scandinavian language history; an extended essay; half unit from outside archaeology and Scandinavian studies. Year 3: Spent abroad in Scandinavia at a university in the student's chosen country. Year 4: Advanced Danish/Norwegian/Swedish; sources for the Viking Age 2; Old Norse 2; runology 2; medieval Scandinavian mythology and religion; the Viking legacy in the British Isles; early Christian and Viking period in Scotland or Iceland; 2 further half units from: basic modern Icelandic language; aspects of Scandinavian language history; extended essay; 1/2 unit from outside Scandinavian studies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB-AAAAB
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-80%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 56%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 97%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 25
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 35%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 13%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation