Seminar amid viking ruins

Field seminar at the Viking site of Birsay, Orkney

Overview

Are you interested in the Viking Age? Then this new MSc-orientation "Vikings in Focus" is for you!

The last centuries of the Scandinavian Iron Age, c. 750-1050, is the dynamic era in which Norse peoples made a lasting impression on Northern European, and indeed world history. We call it the Viking Age. It was characterised by a society in transition – between Pagan beliefs and Christianity, Iron Age Chiefdoms and Medieval States, Thing and Law. This programme lets you explore the era of the Vikings. Through archaeological remains, artefacts and ancient landscapes we map the Viking diaspora, meet the Vikings at home and abroad, as farmers, raiders, traders and settlers. In addition you will develop detailed competence in a specialist area of Viking studies.

The degree can be taken as preparation for higher research, as professional qualification or purely out of interest.


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Video Introduction

Programme Details

The programme is offered full time over one year or part time over two years. The modules offered are:

AY5005 Viking Archaeology

AY5002 Theory and Method in Research

AY5505 The World of the Vikings

AY5504 Advanced Archaeological Approaches

AY5902 Dissertation

Funding

Special funding opportunity for international students coming for a taught masters in Archaeology 2017-18!

A range of funding opportunities can be found by searching the University of Aberdeen's central funding database.

General information about funding sources available can also be found on the University of Aberdeen website.

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