Scandinavian Studies
Postgraduate study

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We are the only institution in Scotland teaching modern Scandinavian languages at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Learn modern Danish, Swedish or Norwegian in the context of Scandinavian culture, past and present.

Take an MSc by Research or PhD in an aspect of Nordic languages, literatures, history, culture or society.

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QS World Rankings by Subject 2022

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages.

We are also 3rd in the UK in the broad subject area of Arts & Humanities.

Globally, we’re in the World Top 10 for Arts & Humanities (9) and Modern Languages (10).

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings are based on the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, along with research citations.

They are International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approved.

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Our 20 credit beginners course is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the University. 

Established in 1956, this scheme fosters co-operation between scholars of Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.