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University of Edinburgh

Scandinavian Studies

UCAS Code: R600
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Subjects
  • Scandinavian studies
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

?A Levels: ABB preferably including a language other than English.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A language other than English preferred.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects preferably including a language other than English. SL: A language other than English at 5 (if not at HL), English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

At Edinburgh you will explore Scandinavian culture, past and present, alongside the study of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish languages. â?¢ Regular research seminars and cultural events provide students with opportunities to find out more about the latest developments in Scandinavian current events. â?¢ Whether you specialise in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish language, you will also gain a knowledge of the other two languages. However, you donâ??t need a previous knowledge of the languages as all classes are taught for beginners, and our small class sizes provide a very supportive learning environment. â?¢ In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 25 per cent of our research in German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages was rated 4* world-leading, with a further 25 per cent rated 3* internationally excellent. â?¢ Students will spend the whole or part of their third year studying or working in Denmark, Norway or Sweden.

Modules

Year 1: Absolute beginners take Danish 1A, Norwegian 1A or Swedish 1A, which provide concentrated learning of spoken and written language; students are also introduced to the present-day culture and institutions of their chosen country, and study some literature; for the more advanced, Danish 1B, Norwegian 1B or Swedish 1B builds on earlier competence and contain a more extensive literature component. Year 2: Danish 2, Norwegian 2 or Swedish 2 which provide more advanced work in language; students also follow a literature course; additionally students have a choice of half-courses in Scandinavian languages; European cinema; or the literature and culture of Medieval Europe. Year 3: Spent abroad in a Scandinavian country. Year 4: Students continue with advanced language work, as well as selecting a number of special subject options for intensive study; students also write a dissertation.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
43%
47%
10%

Year 1

42%
53%
5%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

75%
25%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

74%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
534 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few graduates take this subject and so we can't say anything definitively about what graduates go on to do with these degrees. That said, modern language grads usually have a range of opportunities available to them, both home and abroad. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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