Scandinavian Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • Swedish
The Master Programme in Scandinavian Studies at Uppsala University invites students to perform close and critical examination of issues concerning historical and contemporary cultural expressions, as well as the differences and similarities between the Scandinavian languages and literatures. 
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master Programme in Scandinavian Studies is for students with a Bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian Studies or the equivalent. It is offered by the Department of Literature and the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University. Scandinavian Studies is well established as an academic field abroad, e.g. in Germany and North America, and the Master’s programme at Uppsala University now gives you as a student a unique opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary studies of Scandinavian language, literature and culture, also in Sweden.

The Master Programme in Scandinavian Studies promotes contacts within the rich network of institutions of Scandinavian Studies in Europe and North America. It is our ambition that students apply for exchange studies during at least one semester. The programme provides a firm ground for doctoral studies, but also good career possibilities within the field of cul­tural communication. A Master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies will prepare you for a number of different professions, e.g. trans­lator, interpreter, and information officer.


The programme opens for career possibilities within the area of cultural communication, e.g. as translator, interpreter, or information officer within government administration as well as in organisations and international companies. The programme also opens career paths in compulsory and upper-secondary schools (language teacher), and for PhD studies.


The programme leads to a Master of Arts (120 credits) with Scandinavian Studies as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Arts (60 credits).

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Advanced Introduction to Scandinavian Languages and Literatures
  • Theory and Method (either in Literature or in Scandinavian ­Languages)
  • Swedish 18th Century ­Culture from a European Perspective
  • Variations in Swedish
  • Advanced Introduction to Language and Literature
  • Cinematic Adaptations of Scandinavian Literature
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Swedish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Social Sciences.
Also required is 60 credits in Scandinavian studies (Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish language and culture)

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 21086 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000


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