Master's Degrees in Master of Arts in Norway

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Studying Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (M.A., Magister Artium) is the most common Master's degree besides the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and nowadays awarded by most universities in Europe as well as world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Magister and Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus. The study duration of a Master of Arts programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered.

According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved. A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. The Master of Arts is typically awarded in fields such as languages, history, geography, philosophy, fine arts but also social sciences and has thus an overlap with the Master of Science.

In order to receive a Master of Arts, the completion of a dissertation based on independent research is usually required besides the completion of courses.

Studying in Norway

The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.

15 Master of Arts Master's degrees in Norway

M.A. Nordic Music

Nordic Music is an intensive two-year Master’s programme option at the University of Oslo that invites students to expand their knowledge of music of the Nordic regions and topics related to this music.

M.A. Curatorial Practice

The study programme was established in 2015 and is open to international applicants as of 2017. The new Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design is looking forward to welcoming a group of ten MA candidates to the Department of Fine Art in August 2017.

M.A. East Asian Culture and History

Study the historical interplay between tradition and modernity in East Asian cultures. Develop expertise in your area of focus, be it China, Japan, or Korea, and assume a comparative East Asian perspective. The East Asian Culture and History programme is offered d by University of Oslo.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Popular Music

In the Master’s programme in Popular Music at University of Agder, you get the opportunity to work within one of six specializations, that is: Popular Music Performance, Electronic Music, World Music, Songwriting, Music Management, or Popular Music Studies.

M.A. Migration and Intercultural Relations

The Migration and Intercultural Relations is offered by the University of Stavanger. It is The European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.A. Fine Art

Our BA programme in Fine Art is aimed at students who wish to become professional artists. The students’ own practice and individual tutoring lie at the heart of the study programme, placing artistic practice in the context of culture and society.

M.A. Music Performance

The Master of Arts in Music Performance is a highly international programme, with a strong emphasis on performance and individual artistry. The programme is suitable for both classical and jazz/improvisation oriented students.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.A. Literacy Studies

Is the book an endangered species? Are text messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds?

Master's Degree Programmes
M.A. Music Performance, Western Classical Music

At the Music Performance, Western Classical Music program from University of Agder you work diligently to further develop your technical skills at an advanced and professional level. You advance your skills as an instrumentalist, develop a personal expression, and gain specialized knowledge about your instrument.

M.A. English

The English programme at University of Agder comprises courses in English language and linguistics, as well as in British and American literature. Students can specialize in either linguistics or literature, defining their own research projects under supervision. We offer courses in both synchronic and diachronic linguistics, as well as in early modern and modern literature. 

M.A. Ibsen Studies

This Ibsen Studies programme offered by the University of Oslo provides students with in-depth knowledge of the works of Henrik Ibsen and their cultural and historical context, as well as extensive training in relevant humanities research methods.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Design

The Master’s Programme in Design is an interdisciplinary study programme that allows design students to immerse themselves more deeply in a self-chosen topic.