The general admission requirement is a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent education of a minimum of three years duration (180 ECTS credits).
A minimum of 80 ECTS credits must be from courses in Nordic languages or literature. The major must include a minimum of 30 credits of language courses and 30 credits of literature. A minimum of 20 credits must be extension courses at level 2. Students must master and have passed examinations in both the Norwegian language variants.
Students with less than 80 ECTS credits in Nordic languages and literature may be admitted if their education is regarded as relevant and their major and minor subjects are adequate.
Based on the major subject of 80 ECTS credits in Nordic languages and literature, an average grade of C or better is a requirement.
Ranking will be based on the average grade in the major.
Furthermore, the general regulations on admission to studies at the University of Agder will apply.
The study programme comprises 120 ECTS credits and is composed of the following:
The theoretical courses comprise:
Elective topical courses
The elective topical courses are to represent three clearly separate disciplines in the subject. They may be freely chosen within Nordic literature or languages. Instruction is offered in both linguistic and literary courses each semester. It is possible to have individual reading lists but they must be approved by a lecturer. The elective courses have different assessment methods, which will determine whether the specialization will be called 1, 2 or 3.
The master's thesis is to be completed independently by students under advisement of an appointed faculty advisor. Students will be assigned an advisor based upon their project description. The length of the master's degree thesis is normally 80- 120 pages (Times New Roman, 12 pkt,line spacing 1,5.
|1. sem||Teoriemne: vel eitt emne||Specialization in Nordic 1|
|2. sem||Specialization in Nordic 2||NO-500-1 (1/3) Master Thesis 15 sp|
|3. sem||Specialization in Nordic 3||NO-500-1 (2/3) Master Thesis 15 sp|
|4. sem||NO-500-1 (3/3) Master Thesis 30 sp|
Upon completion of the programme, students will have acquired the following learning dividends.
The graduate will:
The graduate will:
The graduate will be able to:
There is a variety of assessment methods including home examination, written examination, oral examination, trial lecture and master's thesis.
The master's thesis and the home examination in NO-416 or NO-417 must be written in different Norwegian language variants.
Nordic Language and Literature is per definition international, i.e. oriented to Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Icelandic language and literature. This is apparent both in our teaching and the prescribed literature.
Students may study abroad, both in the Nordic countries and in other countries with Nordic studies – see the University’s site for student exchange for more information.
The master’s programme accommodates foreign students (defined as students with a first language other than Norwegian and upper secondary education from another country than Norway). Foreign students may take any course with the code NOU, as these subjects grant exemption from writing in the two variants of Norwegian.
Students who study part-time should contact their student advisor in order to adjust their individual education schedule.
Courses taken within the Master's Programme in Nordic Languages and Literature for Non-Norwegian students (NOU-courses) will not be approved as a part of the Master's Programme in Nordic Languages and Literature.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer ('laptop') for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d.
Faculty of Humanities and Education