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Education and Courses

The MA programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature offers regular BA and MA semester courses on Old Norse subjects, as well as annual summer schools. All teaching in Old Norse subjects is in English, and includes international guest lecturers which create an international milieu and learning environment.


Autumn Semester 2015:

 Summer School 2016:

Viking Mythology: Long Term Structures and Change, 4th to 22nd July 2016 (MA 10 ECTS)

Registration open from 1st December 2015

Cooperation with other universities

Nordic Master’s Programme

The MA programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature at Aarhus University cooperates with The University of Iceland, The University of Copenhagen and The University of Oslo in offering a new Nordic Master’s Programme in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies.  The programme is designed for international students (language of instruction is English) and makes it possible for students to move between at least two of the cooperating universities during their study. The programme started in the autumn of 2012. Nordic Master’s Programme

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Harvard Summer School in Scandinavia

Since 2007, Aarhus University, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, has hosted The Harvard Summer School in Scandinavia. The topic of the summer school is Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, and it consists of two interrelated courses: Viking Studies: Lore and Literature and Viking Studies: History and Archaeology. Classes are taught on campus in the Nobel Park (Department of Scandinavian Studies and Experience Economy), as well as on location, when students and professors take excursions to famous Viking and medieval sites throughout Denmark and neighbouring countries. Since 2011, an archaeological field school has been connected to the summer school. Harvard Summer School


Erasmus Network

The MA programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature is part of the ERASMUS network Supernatural Spaces in Old Norse Literature and Culture, which is a teaching mobility network between universities in Aarhus, Bonn, Cagliari, Oslo, Prague, Reyjakvik, Rzeszow, and Tartu.