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The Master's programme in English at University of Agder gives oral and written training in the assessment and testing of different methods of analysis. In the literature courses, there will be advanced training in vocabulary, sense of nuances, and stylistic variation.  



How can the study of linguistics and literature provide insight into our sense of reality, identity and value systems and develop our understanding of the role of languages in the world and in the mind? The English programme at University of Agder comprises courses in English language and linguistics, as well as in British and American literature and culture.

 Students can specialise in either linguistics or literature, defining their own research projects under supervision. We offer courses in both theoretical and experimental linguistics, as well as in early modern and modern literature. 

In the linguistic courses, there will be advanced training in the analysis of language structure and experimental psycholinguistic approaches to the investigation of language processing. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methodologies for Language, Linguistics and Translation
  • Selected Topics in English Linguistic
  • Bilingualism: Second language production and perception 
  • Phonology - theoretical and experimental topics

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.

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Other requirements

General requirements

 The general requirement is completed bachelor’s degree, cand.mag.degree, or other degree or vocational education with a scope of minimum 3 years’ duration.

  • Academic basis: completed and passed major subject in English with no less than 80 credits. The major subject must include at least 30 credits in language/linguistics and at least 30 credits in literature.
Minimum grade requirements 
  • A weighted, average grade of C or better is required, see Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder, § 24. The grade requirement is calculated from the grades included in the academic basis described in subsection 1.
Ranking of applicants
  • Weighted grade average is calculated from the academic basis as described in subsection 1. Ranking of applicants is done according to Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder, § 25.

Tuition Fee

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  • Semester fee NOK 485 

Living costs for Kristiansand

9412 - 14762 NOK /month
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