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The Viking Studies programme at Edinburgh seeks to move beyond compartmentalisation of knowledge and enquiry regarding the historical developments referred to collectively as the Viking Age.
Its strongly interdisciplinary focus aims to equip students with the cognitive tool kit necessary to navigate towards a fuller understanding of the Viking diaspora and its legacy.
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This programme combines seminar and tutorial work with presentations, essays, assignments and a 15,000 word dissertation.
Core courses in Viking Studies and Old Norse are supplemented with Research Skills classes and a variety of options courses.
Students will develop an awareness of the nature and limits of the evidence for this field of study, along with the ability to engage critically with scholarly models leading to an advanced understanding of the Viking expansion.
You will also develop the practical skills and intellectual autonomy necessary for advanced research.
This article was published on Apr 22, 2014