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The University of Edinburgh: Scandinavian Studies MScR

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Research

Summary

A Masters by Research (MScR) programme is ideal if you have a clear idea of the independent research you wish to undertake at masters level. The programme is a good stepping stone to a PhD, but is equally of value as a stand-alone qualification.

As a Masters by Research student, you will be part of a wider masters community while specialising in what most interests you right from the beginning of the programme. This is how it is different to a taught Masters (MSc).

The University of Edinburgh is one of the very few centres for the study of modern Scandinavian languages in the UK. We have been teaching and supervising research in the languages, literatures and cultures of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and other parts of the wider Nordic region since 1987.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), our research was submitted in Modern Languages. The results reaffirm Edinburgh’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities - third in the UK based on the quality and breadth of its research in Modern Languages according to Times Higher Education's REF power ratings.

Join our community and choose one of two MScR pathways:

  • Pathway 1 - complete two research assignments and a 15,000-word dissertation

  • Pathway 2 - write a 30,000-word dissertation

On each pathway you will be guided by an experienced and well-published supervisor.

Our research expertise includes:

  • 19th and 20th century literature

  • cultural relations and transfer

  • language history and dialectology

  • literary translation

  • onomastics

  • place and identity

  • Scottish–Scandinavian historical relations

  • Viking studies

MSc (Res)

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