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English and Literacy Studies

24 months
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Master in English and Literacy Studies at University of Stavanger is defined as the study of reading, writing and the written text in a social and cultural context. This master’s programme focuses on literacy studies in an English-speaking context, and includes literary, linguistic and educational approaches.


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?

The programme provides high-quality instruction in an intimate but dynamic research environment with many international links.

The Master in English and Literacy Studies at University of Stavanger is is a full-time study over two years, but after admission, you can apply for a transition to a part-time study over four years. The part-time study is identical to the full-time study. Teaching will go simultaneously for full-time and part-time students.


The Master in English and Literacy Studies can lead you to a wide variety of careers within areas such as education, media, publishing and culture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Authors, Readers and Texts
  • First and Second Language Literacy Development
  • Reading Verbal and Visual Signs
  • Reading the Past: the History of Written English

  • Literature in Context

  • Master thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Exact application periods:

  • Nordic countries: 1st February - 15th April
  • Non EU applicants: 15th November – 1st December
  • EU applicants: 1st February - 1st March


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, which includes at least 80 ECTS credits in English language and/or literature, is required. 30 of the 80 ECTS credits must be at advanced level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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