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World University Rankings 2020
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European Teaching Rankings 2019
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

Scottish Ethnology and Scandinavian Studies - University of Edinburgh

Ethnology is the discipline which studies the culture and traditions of developed societies, and is sometimes described as being at the intersection where history and anthropology meet. While commonly offered in universities across Europe, this is the UK's only full undergraduate programme of its kind. Focusing on Scotland, but introducing comparative material from elsewhere, you will study the varying ways in which a modern European nation expresses itself culturally, through such forms as its customs, beliefs, social organisation, language, music and song. How do these help to create and shape identity in the modern world? How do we use and make sense of the past from within our present, and how can this understanding help us to shape our future? Working with a range of rich materials, from traditional archives to modern media and digital data, you will develop the practical This programme presents the opportunity to study the languages, literatures and cultures of two neighbouring northern European nations which have taken differing routes to modernity, both socially and politically. Ethnology is the discipline which studies the culture and traditions of developed societies, and is sometimes described as being at the intersection where history and anthropology meet. While commonly offered in universities across Europe, this is the only full undergraduate programme of its kind available within the UK. Focusing on Scotland, but introducing comparative material from elsewhere, you will study the varying ways in which a modern European nation expresses itself culturally, through such forms as its customs, beliefs, social organisation, language, music and song. How do these help to create and shape identity in the modern world? How do we use and make sense of the past from within our present, and how can this understanding help us to shape our future? Working with a range of rich materials, from traditional archives to modern media and digital data, you will develop the practical and intellectual tools to help navigate and indeed influence contemporary culture and society in an increasingly globalised world. The languages, history, politics and culture of the Scandinavian countries have had a considerable impact beyond the Nordic region. In this programme you will explore Scandinavian culture, past and present, alongside the study of the Scandinavian languages. The University has an excellent reputation for its research in this area. Regular research seminars and cultural events provide you with opportunities to find out more about the latest developments in Scandinavian culture and research. You'll specialise in the modern language of either Denmark, Norway or Sweden but, whichever you choose, you'll also gain an understanding of the other two. You do not need a previous knowledge of any of the languages, as courses are available for beginners. The relatively small class sizes provide an informal and supportive learning environment. and intellectual tools to help navigate and indeed influence contemporary culture and society in an increasingly globalised world.

  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Central area campus,EdinburghUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £20,950