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In the Linguistics programme of the University of Oslo you can study both similarities and differences in how languages are structured, how they work and how they vary.


Why choose this programme?

The Linguistics programme of the University of Oslo is an advanced degree programme that builds on the knowledge you have acquired through a bachelor's degree programme. The master's programme provides you with a theoretical and methodological basis for carrying out research in linguistics.

The emphasis is on central theoretical issues and methods in the study of language and linguistic communication, and you have many choices when it comes to the topic of your master's thesis. Through your work on your master's thesis, you gain experience in carrying out independent research work and lay the foundation for further professional activities.

In working life, linguists are found, among other domains, in research and teaching, administration, publishing, language technology and consulting on language disorders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Theory of Science in Linguistics
  • Linguistic Method
  • Statistical Analysis for Language Students
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Supervised Reading in Linguistics
  • Pragmatics: Meaning, Communication and Cognition

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.

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  • 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.

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Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
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