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Language and cultural skills are in demand and form an important part of today's increasingly internationalized labor. The European Languages programme of the University of Oslo provides you with in-depth expertise in a European language, while allowing you to immerse yourself in linguistic, literary or cultural and community oriented issues.


Why choose this programme?

Students should apply directly to one of the two program options of the European Languages programme of the University of Oslo:

  • English Language

Specialise in different aspects of modern English or older stages of the language. The programme offers courses on various aspects of grammar and text, language acquisition, differences between Norwegian and English, and varieties of the English language – regional and social, historical and modern.

  • English Literature, American and British Studies

Through a Master’s degree in English Literature, American and British Studies you will achieve a high level of competence in English and an in-depth understanding of American or British culture, literature and history.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corpora in English Language Research
  • Methods in English Language Research
  • Phraseology in English
  • Theory and Method in American and British Studies
  • Literary Theory in English
  • Historical English Syntax

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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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 per year 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.


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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