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The School of English offers a range of modules in Norse and Viking Studies at all levels from first-year subsidiary modules to master’s programmes, both on-site and by distance learning.
Many of these can be combined with modules in closely-related subject areas such as Early Medieval English and Name-Studies.
Nottingham is one of the few universities in the country with a recognised reputation for research and teaching in Viking Studies.
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Modules on the Viking Age are available to students on a wide range of MA programmes but are mainly aimed at students on the MA in Viking and Early Medieval English Studies (available from 2022).
This MA is a unique opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of Britain in the first millennium, along with its Scandinavian links, in a truly interdisciplinary way. Typically students can learn both Old Norse and Old English, and then develop their interests in language, literature, place-names, or runology, or consider themes of religious transformation, the interplay between the Anglo-Saxons and Viking immigrants, and the inherited cultures of the English and Scandinavians in the Early Middle Ages. (The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change. This list is an example of typical modules that we offer, not a definitive list.)
See our prospectus for full details of our Masters programmes:
English Studies MA
Find out more about the opportunities for Masters students in the School of English:
School of English Masters students
Our English BA course has dedicated modules in Norse and Viking Studies at all levels, giving students access to the developing body of knowledge of the Viking Age and its perception in medieval Scandinavia and Britain. Some modules may include field trips to relevant sites.
There are a wealth of opportunities and support for our undergraduate students:
School of English undergradute students
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