Scandinavian Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Scandinavian Studies aims at equipping students with the necessary skills to systematically analyse Scandinavian languages and literature in the past and present, while also taking aspects of social science and cultural studies into account. Students acquire language skills in a Scandinavian language (Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish) and familiarise themselves with Scandinavian linguistics and literary studies, as well as Old Norse studies. In addition, they have the opportunity to specialise academically, learn additional (also non-Scandinavian) Northern languages or familiarise themselves with Baltic Sea region studies.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 668

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 20.07.2023

Information about presentation & calculation

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The bachelor’s programme in Scandinavian Studies consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), modules on Scandinavian linguistics, the history of Scandinavian languages, Scandinavian literature studies, the history of Scandinavian literature and Old Norse studies, as well as a group of compulsory modules aimed at acquiring language competences in a Scandinavian language (Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish). By completing groups of elective modules, students can specialise in certain subject areas, learn additional languages or familiarise themselves with Baltic Sea region studies. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme, students have to write two bachelor’s theses.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Scandinavian languages
  • History of language
  • Literary studies
  • Old Norse studies
  • Baltic Sea region studies

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • translation
  • institutions in the area of culture and tourism
  • public relations
  • international organisations
  • science and research.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 1.9 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 37 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor’s programme in Scandinavian Studies graduation survey (in German).