Research course

Scandinavian Studies

UCL - University College London · Department of Scandinavian Studies

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.

Months of entry


Course content

To learn more about the research activities of their potential supervisor, prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the IRIS research portal and the departments research page.

UCL's Department of Scandinavian Studies is the largest independent department 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 department 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, the department offers 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 specialisms

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

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Professor Andrew Leak
+44 (0)20 7679 3079
020 7679 3001