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Scandinavian Studies (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)

R600

4 years

Full-time

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. A language other than English preferred. Standard Grades: A language other than English at Grade 2 (if not at Higher), English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB preferably including a language other than English. GCSEs: A language other than English at Grade B (if not at A Level), English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects preferably including a language other than English. SL: A language other than English at 5 (if not at HL), English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

Entry requirements

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA.
  • A Levels: AAA.
  • IB: 37 points overall and grades 666 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: BBBB by the end of S5 or BBBBB/ABBB from S4-S6. A language other than English preferred. Standard Grades: A language other than English at Grade 2 (if not at Higher), English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
  • A Levels: BBB preferably including a language other than English. GCSEs: A language other than English at Grade B (if not at A Level), English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in HL subjects preferably including a language other than English. SL: A language other than English at 5 (if not at HL), English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Alternative qualifications

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

Applications

If you are applying for a full-time programme you must do so through UCAS.

More information

What you will study

Year 1

You will choose from intensive beginners language courses Danish 1, Norwegian 1 or Swedish 1. These courses also provide an introduction to the culture and literature of the country in question.

Year 2

You will choose one of Danish Language 2, Norwegian Language 2 or Swedish Language 2, which build on and develop your linguistic knowledge from your first year.

You will also take one or both of:

Scandinavian Literature 2, which focuses on Danish, Norwegian and Swedish literature from 1850 to the present day.

Scandinavian Languages 2, which investigates similarities and differences between the Scandinavian languages past and present and discusses the problems and perspectives of inter- Scandinavian communication.

Year 3

You will spend all or part of your third year studying or working either in Denmark, Norway or Sweden.

Year 4

You will take advanced language classes in commentary and summary writing, in translation from the Scandinavian languages into English, and in spoken Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

You will also choose from a range of specialist courses, focusing on topics from the medieval to the modern.

How will I be taught?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer-assisted learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework.

Programme structure

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