Research course

Scandinavian Studies

UCL - University College London · School of European Languages, Culture and Society

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

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.

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 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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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