History and Heritage in Denmark (Copenhagen)

Ref: 10003040


First Year Undergraduate History (as well as other relevant Humanities programmes) students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum places on this opportunity is 15 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria.


The aim of the trip is to introduce students to the history and heritage of Denmark and wider Scandinavia through a visit to Copenhagen. Scandinavian history is rarely taught in detail in history, but Denmark has been an important European power over the historic period and this visit gives students an opportunity to expand their historical knowledge of Europe – from a European perspective.

We will look at:

  • the archaeology and history of the Viking & medieval origins of Denmark;
  • the empires of Scandinavia and their relations with other European states
  • the flourishing of arts and culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • current issues in Danish history and identity.

We will do this through visiting a range of historic and cultural sites, considering three main issues: the formation of Denmark of a state and society; how the past is represented and explained in modern Denmark; what relationships Denmark has had and continues to have with its regional neighbours and the wider world.

The learning outcomes with be greater knowledge of Danish and European history; increased understanding of the process of identity and state formation; an ability to evaluate and critique representations of the past.

Planned activities for this opportunity may include:

National Museum of Denmark – The national museum of Denmark, with excellent Viking and medieval displays, and an overview of the history of Denmark, over time.

Walking Tour of Historical Copenhagen – A three-hour walking tour of the historical and cultural sites of central Copenhagen, by a local guide.

Christiansborg Castle & Tower – Danish parliament, state apartments, tower with a view of Copenhagen and lots more.

Danish Jewish Museum –  A museum showing the history of Denmark’s Jewish community, including their experience of World War II.

Travel and accommodation

Flights, accommodation and transfers for this opportunity will be booked by #DMUglobal. Students will stay in shared 4 bedded rooms, single gender, at DanHostel City. The £200 #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the booking. Students will be required to pay the remainder via the DMU Online Store within 14 days of receiving an offer of acceptance from #DMUglobal.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Danish immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Denmark and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Once accepted, should you require visa advice, please contact the #DMUglobal team.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 10 June 2019
  • Return date: Friday 14 June 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel, accommodation & transfers: £349 (booked by #DMUglobal)
  • Students will also be required to pay for: food & drinks, entry fees, and visa (if applicable)
  • Student cost: £149
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 18 February 2019 9am