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Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation

University of Oslo

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The Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation programme of the University of Oslo intends to train inquisitive students to become measurement specialists in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Why choose this programme?

The Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation programme of the University of Oslo offers rigorous training in research methods and data analysis using the free software environment R for statistical computing and graphics.

Learning Outcomes


  • Have a good conceptual grasp of key statistical principles (e.g., uncertainty & variation) for making solid inferences and conclusions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of classical test theory & measurement approaches as well as more modern test design techniques based on item response theory.
  • Have insight into different ways to quantitatively analyze and use data to address measurement problems & research questions in the social sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current paradigms and related societal debates in the field of assessment, measurement, and evaluation.


  • Quantitative: Apply state-of-the-art statistical techniques (e.g., Structural Equation Models) to analyze and learn from data.
  • Software: Proficiency in using the free software environment R for statistical computing and graphics
  • Design: Apply best practices, including useability studies & cognitive labs, to design high quality measurement instruments.
  • Communication: Write scientific papers & research reports, present posters, and give talks in academic and professional settings.


Initiate and contribute in a constructive but critical way to

  • the discussion of existing assessment and evaluation systems, particularly as they relate to issues around validity and reliability.
  • the construction of new assessment and measurement instruments, with a strong focus on validity and reliability for the intended use of the instrument.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Measurement
  • Data Science
  • Linear Models
  • Item Response Theory
  • Measurement models
  • Constructing Measures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • A specialization on Bachelor's level equivalent to 80 ECTS credits (approximately 1 1/2 year of study) in social behavioral sciences such as psychology, education, sociology, economics, political sciences or relevant studies in natural sciences or humanities with a measurement/statistics orientation.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.

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Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
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