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The making of the Viking Age -
The archaeology of Maritime Scandinavia and Europe

The Viking Age (c. 750 – 1050 AD) was essentially a formative period of European history. During this time, Scandinavians were to leave their mark across Europe and beyond, and contributed to shaping the world we live in today. Connections over sea gave rise to new interactions between peoples and polities throughout the continent. With their discovery and colonization of Iceland, Greenland and America the Vikings expand the borders of the known world. Archaeology shows the Viking Age as a transformation of societies within and beyond Scandinavia.

The course gives an in-depth introduction to the archaeology of Scandinavia and Northern Europe, and frames this in the perspective of an interdisciplinary field of research.  

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.