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Course Overview

This course offers a study of the society, culture and religion in Viking Age Scandinavia. Within these broad themes, special attention will be devoted to the situation during the Viking Age in Scandinavia, and also the impact from the continent and the Isles, especially regarding the change of religion, the introduction of literacy and the social links between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Detailed attention will also be paid to the Christianization process. Download course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Stefan Brink

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HI306A Back in the Viking Homelands (Studied)
  • HI356A Back in the Viking Homelands (Studied)
  • HI456A Back in the Viking Homelands (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course aims for Level 4 students, in addition to the aims for Level 3: To give students detailed and critical insight into the central problems and issues of the Migration Age To diversify and enhance presentation organisation, skills and reflective thinking by undertaking response papers to class presentations To enhance team-working skills through the experience of chairing seminars

Main Learning Outcomes for Level 4 students, in addition to the ones for Level 3: To be able to critically discuss primary materially carefully and identify key themes, issues and arguments contained therein To progress and enhance the key ability to critique primary sources using relevant secondary literature and vice versa To develop reflective analytical skills through the experience of responding to the arguments of others To undertake, and reflect upon, the experience of leading seminar discussion in an informed, structured and comprehensive way To be able to explain clearly to ones peers the material under discussion

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • 4000-word essay (50%)
  • 1500-word literature review (20%)
  • 1000-word presentation report (20%)
  • Seminar participation (and chairing - 10%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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