Research course

Scandinavian Studies

UCL - University College London · Department of Scandinavian Studies

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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

The Department of 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.

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

See website for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,060 (FT) £2,530 (PT)
International students
£19,580 (FT) £9,850 (PT)
Wolfson Scholarships
Value: £28,000 (3 years) Eligibility: UK, EU Criteria: Based on academic merit

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      60 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        60 months
          full time
          36 months

          Course contact details

          Jo Wolff, Admissions Officer

          +44 (0)20 7679 3096