What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
?A Levels: ABB preferably including a language other than English.
Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A language other than English preferred.
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.
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.
% applicants receiving offers14%
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.
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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.
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
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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