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Sami and Old Norse Religion/Nordic religions

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

About the course

This course provides a comparative perspective on Nordic religions, from the Viking Age to the present. Focus is on Old Norse religion around year 1000 and Sami religion in the 17th and 18th centuries. But comparisons are made with ancient religions on the British Isles, continental Germanic and Finnish religions, and the introduction and history of Christianity in Sweden is outlined as well. Topics that are given attention are: sources and source criticism; myth and rite; the cultural and societal context for the different religious traditions; and the indigenous Nordic religions' encounters with Christianity. Further, the different views, interpretations and uses of these religious traditions in the history of research and in popular culture are problematized.

Application and eligibility

Sami and Old Norse Religion/Nordic religions, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

22 March 2023

Ends

4 June 2023

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements Entry requirements

Selection

Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code

UMU-12101

Application

The online application opens 15 September 2022 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 17 October 2022. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

Starts

22 March 2023

Ends

4 June 2023

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements Entry requirements

Selection

Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F1210

Application

The online application opens 01 June 2022 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 August 2022. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study advisor for Religious Studies and Theology