The Viking: Ideal and Reality, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-00105 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-00106 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

The Viking Age is the most famous period in Scandinavian prehistory and references to it abound in popular culture. The course gives access to ideas and results from the most ambitious research project about Vikings ever launched in Sweden - The Viking Phenomenon.

With a varied focus on issues such as identity, mobility, religion, violence, slavery and gender, and with the use of all available sources, the Viking Age is peopled with individuals both familiar and disconcertingly different. A historiographical perspective is also used to dissect the Viking image, which has often been shaped to serve a variety of purposes through a mixing of reality and idealised reconstruction. The participants' knowledge and understanding of the Viking period enables a comparison between current research and its reflections in popular culture.

More information

Contact

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 626, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2093

Email: info@arkeologi.uu.se

Course administrator

Telephone: +46 18 471 20 93

info@arkeologi.uu.se