Syllabus for Master's Programme in Scandinavian Studies

Masterprogram i skandinavistik

  • 120 credits
  • Programme code: HSS2M
  • Established: 2012-09-11
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Revised: 2019-09-24
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Reg. no: HISTFILFAK 2019/57
  • Syllabus applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Responsible faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Responsible department: Department of Literature

Entry Requirements

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).

Language requirements

Proficiency in Swedish equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course Swedish 3, or the equivalent in Danish or Norwegian, as well as proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. The English language requirement can be met either by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised test, or by previous upper secondary or university studies in some countries. Detailed instructions on how to provide evidence of your English proficiency are available at


The aim of the Master's Programme in Scandinavian Studies is to give students the opportunity to study Scandinavian Studies more thoroughly, and to critically analyse historical and contemporary expressions, as well as differences and similarities between the Scandinavian languages and their literature. After completing the programme, students will have gained deeper empirical and theoretical knowledge about the Scandinavian languages, and the literature and culture of Scandinavia.

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