Bachelor On Campus

French and Scandinavian Studies

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this French and Scandinavian Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will study French and one, or more, of the following Scandinavian languages: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian.


In the French and Scandinavian Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will acquire near-native fluency in your chosen languages, thanks to four years of intensive training, including a year abroad. You will also study the languages in the context of the rich cultures of the countries in which they are spoken.

We offer a wide range of cultural courses spanning from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, including specialist options on literature, history, and film taught by leading experts in their field.

Why Edinburgh

We are the only university in Scotland, and one of only two in the UK, to offer undergraduate programmes in Scandinavian Studies.

We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.

Our language programmes are also extremely flexible. In Years 1 and 2, you will choose option courses from a broad list of disciplines in addition to your core subjects.

Career opportunities

Studying languages to degree level, especially when you spend a year abroad, gives you a set of skills and life experiences highly prized by employers.

With a qualification in French and Scandinavian Studies, you will understand a major language of international communication.

You will also be one of very few graduates from the UK specialising in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. Speaking one of these languages will make you widely understood in all Scandinavian countries.

Programme Structure


If you have a limited knowledge of French, you will take French 1A, an intensive language course that also introduces you to French culture.

If you have studied French beyond National 5 (SQA) or GCSE level, you will take French 1B. As well as developing your written and spoken language skills, this course focuses on modern French literature, culture and civilisation. 

Scandinavian Studies

You will take an intensive beginners' language course in either Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. This will allow you to develop spoken and written language skills, and will introduce you to Scandinavian culture.

You will also be encouraged to take at least one of two option courses offered in Scandinavian Civilisation. These courses cover Scandinavian culture from the earliest times to the present, and will provide an overview of important trends in Scandinavian:

  • history

  • society

  • politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: AAAA-AABB by end of S5 or AAAA-AAAB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAA - ABB.
  • IB: 37 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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