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Scandinavian Studies and Politics

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
Duration
23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

This Scandinavian Studies and Politics programme at The University of Edinburgh enables you to study one or more Scandinavian languages in the context of literature, culture and society, and alongside issues such as the morality of political action, the limits of freedom and justice, the processes of governance at various levels within politics.

Overview

Scandinavian Studies

Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland, and one of only two in the UK, to offer undergraduate honours programmes in Scandinavian Studies

Home of the Northern Scholars programme, the University has an excellent reputation for research and teaching in this area.

Over the course of your four-year programme, you'll specialise in the modern language of either Denmark, Norway or Sweden. Whichever you choose, you'll also gain an understanding of the other two, as well as of Scandinavian literature and culture, past and present.

You will spend Year 3 studying, teaching or working in a Scandinavian country.

Politics

The Politics side of the Scandinavian Studies and Politics programme at The University of Edinburgh focuses on a variety of issues in:

  • politics

  • political theory

  • public theory

  • international relations in Europe, Russia, Africa and the US

It aims to equip you with substantive knowledge of a range of political systems, institutions, processes and ideas.

This will enable you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills to the understanding and evaluation of political issues and problems in the contemporary world.

Career opportunities

As there are relatively few graduates from UK universities specialising in the Scandinavian languages, there are excellent opportunities for those who do learn Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

This is particularly true since speakers of one language are widely understood in all Scandinavian countries.

Our graduates are to be found in every kind of career, especially those that place a premium on:

  • well-honed communication skills

  • thinking that is both disciplined and imaginative

  • the skills and experiences you will develop during your year aboard

There are excellent opportunities in areas such as:

  • translation

  • journalism

  • tourism

  • the cultural sector

  • international relations

  • industry

  • marketing

These include opportunities within the institutions of the European Union (both Swedish and Danish are official working languages of the EU).

There are also opportunities to continue studying at postgraduate level, with Year 4 in particular developing the research skills you'll need if you choose this path.

Programme Structure

Year 1

Scandinavian Studies

You will take an intensive beginners' language course in either Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

Politics

You will study three compulsory courses in Politics:

  • Politics and International Relations 1A - Concepts and Debates
  • Politics and International Relations 1B - The Global Dimension
  • Political Thinkers

Year 2

Scandinavian Studies

You will continue with Danish Language 2, Norwegian Language 2 or Swedish Language 2, building on your linguistic knowledge from Year 1.

Politics

You will study Comparative Politics in a Globalised World.

Year 3

If international travel restrictions allow, you'll spend your third year in either Denmark, Norway or Sweden, either studying or completing a work/teaching placement.

Year 4

You will develop advanced spoken and written skills in your chosen Scandinavian language.

You will also complete your dissertation or long essay.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

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: AAAB-ABBB by end of S5 or AAAA-AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 36 points with 665 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.

Funding

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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