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Viking Studies

University of the Highlands and Islands

Venues

Lews Castle College UHI, Orkney College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

The Vikings have been incredibly influential in world history and culture. The Centre for Nordic Studies' team will be using their recognised expertise in this area to create this unique and exciting course on offer to students all over the world and to re-evaluate the Vikings ?past, present, and future.

Students will be able to critically evaluate key historical, economic, and social developments in the Viking world and analyse the significance and legacy of the cultural history of the Vikings both in isolation and in a wider context temporally and geographically. We'll look at Viking iconography in text and film, the role of women, and the significance of runes among other fascinating topics.

As part of the degree, students will study a set of core modules and also have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules, bringing the study of the Viking period into a wider perspective.

You can exit at the end of stage 1 with PgCert Viking Studies.

You can exit at the end of stage 2 with PgDip Viking Studies.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or above (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as history, archaeology, literature, or ethnology.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MLitt

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years

Department

Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk