Master of Arts Scandinavian Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Scandinavian Studies, delving deep into the literatures and cultures of the Nordic region from the Middle Ages to the modern era. At our institution in Bonn, we offer a dynamic Master of Arts program that goes beyond mere academic exploration. Our curriculum is designed to immerse students in the medieval and contemporary realms of Scandinavian literature and cultural studies, while honing their language proficiency in Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Through a comparative lens, we aim to unravel the intricate (socio-)cultural evolutions of the Scandinavian nations and trace the historical and contemporary German-Scandinavian cultural exchanges.


In our Master’s program, students undergo a transformative journey, deepening their subject expertise and applying it to nuanced research inquiries. We prioritize fostering intercultural competence, spotlighting the inter-Scandinavian dynamics of language, literature, and culture. With interdisciplinary modules in German studies and comparative literature, we empower students to tackle research questions from a pan-European perspective, preparing them for diverse professional pathways.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian studies or related field
  • Proficiency in German (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1)
  • Knowledge of Latin (minimum 12 ECTS credits)
  • Minimum grade of 3.0 or equivalent
  • Completion of modules totaling at least 30 ECTS credits in Scandinavian studies, including language modules (20 ECTS credits)
  • Scandinavian Literature: From Saga to Modernism
  • Cultural Dynamics in the Nordic Region
  • Comparative Perspectives in Scandinavian Studies
  • Language Proficiency: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
  • Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar: German Studies and Comparative Literature

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Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates step into a myriad of roles, from educators shaping minds to cultural ambassadors bridging nations. With a solid foundation in Scandinavian Studies, they find success in academia, media, cultural institutions, and beyond. Our alumni are thriving in roles such as university professors, translators, journalists, and cultural program coordinators, testament to the program’s efficacy in meeting industry demands.

Visa Requirements:

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