At Edinburgh, you will specialise in the modern language of either Denmark, Norway or Sweden, within the context of Scandinavian culture, past and present. Over the course of your programme, you will also gain an understanding of the other two languages. You do not need a previous knowledge of any of the languages as all classes are taught from beginners' level. Our relatively small class sizes provide a very supportive learning environment. Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland and one of only two in the UK that offer full undergraduate programmes in Scandinavian languages and culture. Edinburgh is home to a number of important Scandinavian and Nordic consulates, consulates general, cultural institutions and societies. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, modern languages at Edinburgh was rated 4th in the UK and 17th in the world. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 70 per cent of our European languages and cultures research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, in a joint submission with Celtic and Scottish Studies.