The supplementary subject in Viking era studies is primarily aimed at careers within:
- Research and teaching
- Dissemination of culture in the public and private sectors
- Public departments of culture
Students who take the supplementary subject in Viking-era studies gain:
- The ability to form an understanding of a multifaceted and often difficult to access data.
- An understanding of fundamental methodological principles for inter-disciplinary historical research and the ability to apply this competency in other disciplines.
- The ability to complete problem-orientated tasks, i.e. to identify, define and reflect on an academic issue.
- Knowledge of relevant sources and their significance and potential in interpreting the Viking age.
- The to independently discuss an academic issue and to place it within the correct context diachronically and synchronically.
- Knowledge of Viking-era society and culture in Scandinavia and its relationship with other areas from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
- Knowledge of the historical significance of the Viking era as a condition in the history of later periods, as well as the use and misuse of the Viking age as an identity-forming factor in the present day.
- The ability to explain a key historical era in various contexts and using various academic approaches.