THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2024/2025

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Year 1 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: September

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

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Scandinavian Studies Year 1

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
AND

First Year History - Worlds Courses

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y

Select between 20 and 40 credits from Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y
Notes:
Level 7 language courses cannot be taken for credits on this degree programme.

Year 2 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
Entry into Honours:
(1) Students must pass courses to the required value of 240 credits in the first two years.
(2) Students must achieve 50% or more at first attempt in the selected Scandinavian Studies language course AND an average mark of at least 50% at first attempt across 20 credits of selected courses from the Scandinavian Year 2 elective collection.
(3) Students must achieve 50% or more in 40 credits of second year History courses at the first attempt.
(4) All courses (including outside subjects) must be passed before embarking on the year abroad, an outside course passed at Resit in August will be acceptable.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

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Courses from School of Literatures Languages and Cultures- Scandinavian Studies (MA)- Level 8

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Scandinavian Year 2 elective

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Second Year History Courses

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School of LLC and PPLS Level(s) 8

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Politics and Institutions of Contemporary France is only available to students who have passed French 1A or French 1B.
Nordic Languages: Diversity and Historical Developments is available to students who have taken a Scandinavian Studies language in Year 1.
Communicating across the Scandinavian Languages is available to students who have taken a Scandinavian Studies language in Year 1.
For LEL2 courses students must have passed: Linguistics and English Language 1 or A Brief Introduction to Language.
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y

Select between 0 and 40 credits from Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y
Notes:
You may NOT choose more than 20 credits of History courses (with codes starting HIST) in this collection.
Level 7 language courses cannot be taken for credits on this degree programme.
Selected courses must be passed

Year 3 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
During 3rd year, when permitted, at least 30 weeks must be spent in the relevant country and prescribed work completed in History and the relevant language in an approved establishment. During sessions when this is not permitted students will be offered an alternative means of engagement.

Final Assessment:

One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based. (Papers that for the purposes of degree classification acquire a weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)

1. Scandinavian Language Paper 1 (10 credits from Language acquisition and 10 from Y4 LP1 course)
2. Scandinavian Language Paper 2 (10 credits from Language acquisition and 10 from Y4 LP2 course)
3. Oral for Danish/Norwegian/Swedish (taught and assessed in Y4)
4. Scandinavian Online Language Course for Year Abroad Students
5. History YA work (where students choose the option of studying in the host university, this will not count towards the degree classification)
6. History YA work (where students choose the option of studying in the host university, this will not count towards the degree classification)
7. MEL Year Abroad work OR MEL Dissertation Preparation (see 8)
8. MEL Long Essay OR MEL Dissertation Completion (Papers 7 & 8 are a combined grade 10% from preparation and 90% from final dissertation preparation. Credits cannot be awarded for Dissertation preparation unless the full 2 year course is completed.)
9. Scandinavian Honours option course
10. History Year 4 Special Subjects course
11. History Year 4 Special Subjects course
12. History Honours Electives course

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

DELC Year Abroad Options

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Scandinavian Online Language Courses

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Year abroad work for degrees in languages and history - Semester 1

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Year abroad work for degrees in languages and history - Semester 2

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses

Year 4 Academic year: 2024/25, Starting in: August

Notes:
Final Assessment:

One unit of assessment is allocated to every 20 credits and constitutes one 20-credit paper. The following are the twelve 20-credit papers on which the classification of the degree is based. (Papers that for the purposes of degree classification acquire a weighting of 40 credits are, therefore, listed twice.)

1. Scandinavian Language Paper 1 (10 credits from Language acquisition and 10 from Y4 LP1 course)
2. Scandinavian Language Paper 2 (10 credits from Language acquisition and 10 from Y4 LP2 course)
3. Oral for Danish/Norwegian/Swedish (taught and assessed in Y4)
4. Scandinavian Online Language Course for Year Abroad Students
5. History YA work (where students choose the option of studying in the host university, this will not count towards the degree classification)
6. History YA work (where students choose the option of studying in the host university, this will not count towards the degree classification)
7. MEL Year Abroad work OR MEL Dissertation Preparation (see 8)
8. MEL Long Essay OR MEL Dissertation Completion (Papers 7 & 8 are a combined grade 10% from preparation and 90% from final dissertation preparation. Credits cannot be awarded for Dissertation preparation unless the full 2 year course is completed.)
9. Scandinavian Honours option course
10. History Year 4 Special Subjects course
11. History Year 4 Special Subjects course
12. History Honours Electives course

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Scandinavian Year 4 orals

Select exactly 0 credits of the following courses
AND

DELC Dissertation or Long Essay

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

European Languages & Cultures - Scandinavian Stud Level 10 courses

AND

History Year 4 Special Subjects

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Please note that places on the courses are subject to availability and timetabling.
AND

History Honours Electives

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Only 20-credit courses may be chosen. Please note that places on the courses are subject to availability and timetabling.

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