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The Ibsen Studies programme of 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.


Why choose this programme?

The Ibsen Studies programme of the University of Oslo provides a unique opportunity to develop competencies in humanities research, critical thinking, and scholarly writing in a multicultural environment. The Centre attracts a highly diverse group of students from around the globe, and with widely different academic and professional backgrounds.

All courses are taught in English, but students may submit their written work, including qualifying papers, examinations and Master’s theses, in Norwegian.

The objectives of the programme are to provide the student with:

  • in-depth knowledge of Ibsen’s works and their cultural and historical context
  • training in relevant humanities research methodologies, including literary, historical, performance, film, and quantitative analyses
  • familiarity with the reception and adaptation history of Ibsen’s works from a global, intercultural perspective

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Ethics, Information Resources and Advanced Academic Writing for Ibsen Studies
  • Ibsen's works: History, Text, Performance
  • Theoretical, Methodological, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ibsen Studies
  • New Perspectives in Ibsen Studies
  • Ibsen Between Cultures
  • Ibsen in Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

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.
  • 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.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
Living costs

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


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