Bachelor of Arts
Scandinavian Studies

Scandinavian Studies

Scandinavian Studies are concerned with the literatures, cultures, and the history of the Scandinavian countries. In Bonn the teaching and research focus of Scandinavian studies is on the culture and religion of the Viking era, the Scandinavian Middle Ages, the modern literary era, and the interrelationship between literature and other media. Another point of focus is teaching the languages of these countries. Bonn offers courses in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.

Scandinavian Studies takes a comparative literature perspective of the entire Scandinavian area. The goal is to understand the (socio-)cultural developments and processes in the Scandinavian countries and especially to trace the German-Scandinavian transfer of culture both historically and from a current perspective. The point here is intercultural competence, which includes not only knowledge of literary and cultural history and methodological and subject-specific competence, but also active language proficiency.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.

Possible lines of work:

Education (adult education, language courses, educational institutes, etc.), book industry (publishing/libraries/translating/editing), culture (cultural institutions, embassies, exhibitions, etc.), media (press, radio, television, online media, journalism, public relations), administration (international relations, e.g. diplomatic service, EU institutions, international organizations), teaching at a German public school, academia (research management, teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2022/2023 Wintersemester
free admission
2020/2021 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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