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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. Higher education in Norway is offered by a range of seven universities.

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Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Norway 2017. Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology offers a two-year full-time Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies (VCS). The aim of this programme is to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The programme combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording and editing. The students at the Master's programme follow a set of courses the first two semesters before they travel on fieldwork. Based on this fieldwork, the students write a Master's Thesis and make an ethnographic film. For a complete setup of the programme, please refer to the Programme structure below. The films produced at VCS are well known for their quality. Every year several films are selected for international documentary and ethnographic film festivals. The originality of the program has led to a special educational prize from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway and a further award for educational quality from the Ministry of Education. Learning outcomes After completing successfully the programme, students are expected to have acquired the following learning outcomes. Knowledge The candidate has knowledge of the evolution of the social scientific tradition in general, and advanced knowledge of theoretical perspectives within the field of Visual anthropology especially. has thorough knowledge of the region and/or the field where his/her proper Master project takes place and solid knowledge of the cutting edge of his/her Master project¿s theme. has thorough knowledge of ethnographic research methodology and the different steps in a research process which involves the use of the video camera. can apply the acquired methods and theoretical perspectives in the description and analyses of new areas within the academic field of Visual Anthropology. can reflect critically on the use of different filmic languages and narrative structures as `ways of knowing¿ in specific historical and societal contexts. has technical knowledge of how to handle and use the recording and editing equipment for video. Skills The candidate can in a systematic way manage, process and analyze critically material from various sources and use them to structure and formulate a written scholarly argument. Is able to capture the narrative conceptualizations of their field partners by the use of video and create intelligible narrative strategies with a future audience in mind. is able to demonstrate how film and text mutually inform, inspire, and contradict each other, and critically evaluate the role of film in the creation of social scientific knowledge. can under supervision carry out an independent research project which makes use of participant observation and audiovisual tools, with applicable norms for research ethics. is able to make use of video as a tool in the acquisition and dissemination of social scientific knowledge. General competences The candidate is able to identify, analyze and discuss different theoretical and methodological approaches to their own empirical material and apply it in the description and analysis of other sociocultural phenomena. masters the language and terminology of visual socio-cultural research and can communicate to colleagues, partners, and public audiences, the methodological/analytical approaches used in- and the final results of- his/her own work. is able to build up responsibility towards partners in the field and thereby a profound consciousness of the ethics and potentials for empowerment of research and dissemination. can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes based in the exploration of the possible potentials of visual and analytical tools. is in an independent way able to apply audiovisual tools creatively and critically to enhance/clarify their story narratives within a social science framework. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification in the social sciences or a related field in the humanities. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master`s Thesis project. Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2038 Teaching and assessment The programme is organised as a continuous participatory learning process: lectures, screenings, writing and filming assignments, and seminars make up the unique cumulative learning process of the two year course. Students are encouraged to collaborate with each other in developing skills and understandings throughout the study. The programme includes various types of examinations and coursework requirements, such as essays, research papers, and film presentations. Please note that some courses have coursework requirements. Only students whose coursework requirements have been approved will be allowed to sit the examination. Teaching and assessment methods are described in the course plan for each course. This Master's degree is an intensive programme. All courses are compulsory and demand active participation from the students. Exchange possibilities Students have the possibility to carry out their fieldwork abroad. Job prospectives The VCS degree can open doors to a variety of national and international positions in social research, television and film production, administration, communication, museums, youth and education programmes, etc. Studying in such an international environment develops competences in cross-cultural communication as well as valuable assets to a number of career options. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD programme in a number of academic areas at the UiT, the Arctic University of Norway or elsewhere. [-]

Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. [+]

The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Programme description The Master's degree programme in English Linguistics covers graduate level studies in English linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Students will develop insight into the structure of language in general and of English in particular, social and geographic variation, as well as the historical development and acquisition of English. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers whose main empirical focus should be on English. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either one (1) thesis, or two (2) articles Both the coursework and thesis/articles must have English as their main empirical focus. The three elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. If their relevance for the programme can be demonstrated, other courses may be accepted by application. Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but may be part of a larger research project being carried out at the faculty, especially projects being carried out at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). The topics for this work will be chosen in consultation with one of the academic staff, who will serve as a supervisor. Those opting to write two papers, must write one of them in the core disciplines phonology or syntax. The two papers cannot be in the same field. Part-time studies In principle, the programme is open for part-time studies, however the structure of the programme is not designed to accommodate part-time students. Interdisciplinary courses Some of the Master's degree programmes offered by the faculty overlap to a certain degree in that they offer a range of "interdisciplinary" courses. For example, the core disciplines of phonology and syntax are taught as part of both Theoretical Linguistics and English Linguistics, and are therefore assigned a HIF-code in the university catalogue. Not all of the HIF-courses, however, may be appropriate for incorporation into a given programme. To find out which HIF-courses are accepted as part of the Master's degree programme in English Linguistics, please contact the programme staff. Progression The following courses are compulsory in Semester 1: HIF-3010 Syntax I, HIF-3022 Phonology I. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. The following course is compulsory in Semester 2: Either HIF-3011 Syntax II or HIF-3021 Phonology II. In addition students are required to complete two elective courses. Learning outcomes After completing the Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics the students will have acquired the following: Knowledge and understanding: specialised knowledge of a linguistic subfield through work with the Master's Thesis deeper knowledge of English linguistics through the study of core subjects broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research Skills: The students will have achieved ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research skills in problem solving, analysis of linguistic data, and in presentation of findings according to academic standards skills in communicating scientific content in English at a high level Competence: The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in English Linguistics requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in English Linguistics, or a degree combining English language and literature, or equivalent qualification. The applicant should have at least three semesters (minimum 80 ECTS) of concentrated work in English linguistics and/or language. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master's Thesis project. More information on admission requirements: Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Teaching and assessment Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each course on the basis of a portfolio of the students written work. As a Master's student, you will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. The Master's Thesis will be assigned a grade (from A to F); the coursework will be graded on the same scale. For information about examinations; please see the individual course descriptions. Exchange possibilities Students can apply for exchange studies or field work abroad according to the available cooperation agreements within scholarship programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus, Barentsplus or North2North. Please consult the international coordinator at the faculty for more information. Job prospectives The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work, for example teaching, programming, administration, industry or the media. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD in Linguistics. [-]

Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Norway 2017. The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. The Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics covers graduate level studies in theoretical linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. Students will develop insight into the structure of language, comparative aspects of linguistic research, social and geographic variation, the historical development of languages and language acquisition. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either (1) one thesis, or (2) two articles. The two elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. By application, other courses may be accepted (e.g. courses in philosophy, psychology, mathematics, and so on). Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but may be part of a larger research project being carried out at the faculty, especially projects being carried out at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). The topics for this work will be chosen in consultation with one of the academic staff, who will serve as a supervisor. Those opting to write two papers, must write one of them in the core disciplines phonology or syntax. The two papers cannot be in the same field. Interdisciplinary courses Some of the Master's degree programmes offered by the faculty overlap to a certain degree in that they offer a range of "interdisciplinary" courses. For example, the core disciplines of phonology and syntax are taught as part of both Theoretical Linguistics and English Linguistics, and are therefore assigned a HIF-code in the university catalogue. Not all of the HIF-courses, however, may be appropriate for incorporation into a given programme. To find out which HIF-courses are accepted as part of the Master's degree programme in Theoretical Linguistics, please contact the programme staff. Progression The following courses are compulsory in Semester 1: HIF-3010 Syntax I, HIF-3022 Phonology I. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. The following courses are compulsory in Semester 2: HIF-3011 Syntax II, and HIF-3021 Phonology II. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. Elective courses may be selected from the list of courses offered by the groups for English, Finnish, French, Linguistics, German, Scandinavian, Russian and Saami. Note that elective courses must be oriented to theory of language rather than practical language learning. It is also possible to take courses offered by other Faculties as long as their relevance to the degree can be documented. Learning outcomes After completing the Master's programme in Theoretical Linguistics the students will have acquired the following: Knowledge and understanding: specialised knowledge of a linguistic subfield through work with the Master's Thesis deeper knowledge of theoretical linguistics through the study of core subjects broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research Skills: The students will have achieved the ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research skills in problem solving, analysis of linguistic data, and in presentation of findings according to academic standards skills in communicating scientific content at a high level Competence: The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Theoretical Linguistics requires a Bachelor's Degree (180 ECTS) in a language or linguistics, or a degree combining linguistics and literature, or equivalent qualification. The applicant should have at least three semesters (minimum 80 ECTS) of concentrated work in linguistics and/or language. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master's Thesis project. More information on admission requirements: Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Applicants from Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Danemark) with upper secondary education from these countries must apply as regular applicants. Foreign non Nordic applicants with valid residency in Norway and proof of Norwegian language proficiency must apply as regular applicants. Norwegian citizens with upper secondary education from a non-Nordic country must apply as international applicant. Teaching and assessment Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each course on the basis of a portfolio of the students written work. As a Master's student, you will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. The Master's Thesis will be assigned a grade (from A to F); the coursework will be graded on the same scale. For information about examinations, please see the individual course descriptions. Exchange possibilities Students can apply for exchange studies or field work abroad according to the available cooperation agreements within scholarship programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus, Barentsplus or North2North. Please consult the international coordinator at the faculty for more information. Job prospectives The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work, for example teaching, programming, administration, industry or the media. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD in Linguistics. [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. The intent of the programme is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based. After completing the programme you will have : Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology. Acquired an integrated and professional understanding of diaconal approaches and methods that express international and ecumenical awareness, interdisciplinary perspectives, perspectives of participation and gender awareness in relation to diaconal practice. Gained competency in facing the major contemporary challenges within diaconal action related to the struggle for justice, stewardship of Creation, building inclusive fellowships, and expressing love for one’s neighbour. Developed his/her competence in applying acquired knowledgerelated to understanding, methods and problem solving – in new and unfamiliar environments. Entry Requirements You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English. Eligibility The programme has two main target groups: All students with own funding who want to attend the complete programme. Students from other master’s programmes who want to attend parts of the programme as exchange students. Only applicants who finish their degree before the admission deadline is eligible to apply. Entry requirements Academic entry requirements: You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English (see below). Your bachelor’s degree must be achieved at a nationally accredited institution of higher education. Consult with your national authorities concerning this. Additional requirements: You will also need a written recommendation from a representative of a local church or organization, focusing on your abilities, and the need for this master’s competence within the church or organization. Advanced knowledge about Christianity and the Old and the New Testament is needed. English proficiency Applicants whose native language is not English, must document their English language proficiency. This should be documented by TOEFL or IELTS test results. Please note that TOEFL/IELTS tests are only considered valid for 2 years after the test date. In some circumstances we will accept test results from other methods of examination. Applicants from English-speaking Africa, or applicants with a degree taught in English from India, Pakistan or the Middle East are not automatically exempt from submitting an English language test. TOEFL CODE VID Specialized University: B464 [-]

Master in Theology

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

The theology programme offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Norway 2017. The theology programme offers a full range of courses and degrees in theology, some of which are required for ordained service in the Church of Norway: B.Th., M.Th., Cand.theol., and Exam in Practical Theology and Ph. D. The Master degree programme in theology is offered in English. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. The master degree programme is designed to accommodate students from both Norway and abroad, especially from cooperating institutions and churches in developing countries in order to offer an opportunity for them to specialize academically in some theological discipline. A major element of the master programme is the writing of a master thesis on academic terms. In the M.Th. programme the thesis work represents 30 credits. Each student works under the supervision of a tutor. The master programme also include a considerable reading and instruction programme (90 credits). [-]

Master in Global Studies

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. [+]

The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. With specialisation in Religious Studies, Christian Studies or Study of Cultures and Intercultural Communication. The Master's Program provides students with awareness, insights and tools essential for understanding diverse cultural relations and multicultural settings in Norway, and globally. At the end of the program the students should have developed a professional appreciation of the international and intercultural challenges that affect our globalised world. The course will allow the students to develop intercultural interaction skills and personal cultural sensitivity, useful for employment in a variety of multicultural settings. International field work, internships and dialogue with organisations and businesses during the studies will enhance the possibilities for future employment. The multicultural field is expanding in Norway, and students with a Master's Degree in Global Studies will also have opportunities as teachers of different subjects requiring professional global competence. Objective The objective of the study is to enhance the professional competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of students preparing for careers that involve significant international and/or intercultural contact through professional education and research with particular reference to theology, religious studies, and intercultural communication. The study can also give students who already have been involved in international or intercultural careers an opportunity to reflect more systematically on their global experience in a scientific and methodological way, leading to the attainment of academic credits for their life experiences. Language All lectures are given in English. The thesis may be written in English or Norwegian (Scandinavian). [-]

Indigenous Studies - Master

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and... [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Norway 2017. Master in Indigenous Studies The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and contemporary context that indigenous people experience across the globe. During the two years of studies, students will take courses totalling 120 credits (120 ECTS). One 10-credit course can be chosen from other courses offered by the University. This elective course must be approved by the Academic Coordinator and should be based on the interests of the individual student as a preparation for the master's thesis. The remaining courses are obligatory. They are designed to give a broad base, from which the individual student may choose a relevant topic for the master's thesis. The thesis work is supervised by academic staff from the cooperating units at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and topics are chosen in cooperation with the appointed advisors. It is customary to conduct data collection for the master's thesis in the end of the second semester. Learning outcomes Each programme at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, and skills and competences that students should have reached by the end of their studies. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies requires a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification in social sciences and the social application of law and humanities. A special interest in indigenous issues is a precondition. Applicants must enclose a statement of purpose written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include a description of their motivation for, interest in, and expectations concerning their master's degree studies. Documented experience from work related to indigenous peoples and/or studies will be an advantage. Applicants from universities other than the University of Tromsø should enclose a short description of all relevant courses mentioned in applications and certificates. The programme aims to recruit Sami, Nordic and international students. A mixed group of students will strengthen the comparative aspects of the programme, and will contribute to international network building. The admission of students from different countries and regions will be emphasized in order to ensure a varied student group. Ethnic background will also be relevant in this respect. Teaching and assessment The organisation of the teaching will depend on the character and the content of each course. The type of examination is specified in each module. More information about the teaching and examination can be found in the description of each individual course. Seminars in methodology and thesis writing run parallel to the other courses throughout the studies. The course in methodology ties together the different courses and disciplinary approaches. This constitutes the basis both for the development of the students' individual research design and for the integration of indigenous perspectives in research. All students will be appointed an academic supervisor in the second semester. Supervision is to be given both through seminars and individual supervision. Language of instruction English. Job prospectives With a master's degree in Indigenous Studies, students are qualified for work within: teaching and education, promotion and implementation of indigenous issues internationally, civil society organisations, government and public sector, project management, research and studies in indigenous issues. [-]

Master of Theology (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

Master of Theology is a two-year programme that focuses on various theological subjects. You can either examine the full range of theological disciplines, or specialise in certain subjects. [+]

Language of Instruction: English General Informations The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student: - in-depth knowledge in fields relevant for academic theological study and research - an academic and interdisciplinary understanding - ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof - insight on philosophy of science and methodological questions, and experience in conducting independent scientific studies - a basis for further academic research - necessary skills for working in school, church and society - a better foundation for communicating academic theological insights in dialogue The degree Master of Theology amounts to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), included a written Thesis for 30 or 60 ECTS. The programme is usually completed in 2 years Admission requirements Application: To be admitted to the programme a student must satisfy the following requirements: - fulfilment of the General Matriculation Standard of Norwegian institutions of higher education ("Generell studiekompetanse"), - either a university bachelor degree in theology or a comparable field based on three years of study beyond Norwegian matriculation level or equivalent Norwegian educational qualifications approved by the school, - grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level, - documented knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew if the student are including original language studies in The Old Testament or The New Testament in his or her degree. - documented knowledge of English (IELTS-test with a minimum score of 6.5 or better) enabling the student to study in the English language and to write an independent scholarly thesis in English. Admissions are at all times regulated by the applicable rules and regulations. Qualification Master of Philosophy in Theology Concentrations - Church History - Old Testament Studies - New Testament Studies - Systematic Theology - Theology, Mission, and Society More information The following requirements must be fulfilled to obtain the degree Master of Theology at MF Norwegian School of Theology: - theological courses of at least 120 ECTS, all on master level (500(0)-/600(0)-level), - theological courses in at least two of the main disciplines of theology (Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology and Practical Theology), - an independent thesis under guidance of 60 ECTS. - to obtain the degree with a specialisation, courses of at least 30 ECTS in the discipline must be part of the programme. The thesis will usually focus on the same discipline. The common specialisation is Theology, Mission and Society. - documented equivalent studies from other academic institutions can be included in the programme. - at least 60 ECTS (included thesis) must be completed at MF Norwegian School of Theology to obtain the degree. Programme Structure and Requirements The programme consists of two major parts: course work with final assessment in each course, and a thesis work with a final assessment, including an oral examination. The course work will amount 60 ECTS credits (dependent on thesis size) and includes between about 5000 to 6000 pages of required reading in English and active participation in lectures and seminars. The thesis work amounts to 60 ECTS credits comprising writing of a thesis under the supervision of a faculty supervisor on a mutually agreed topic and based on additional literature (as necessary). The thesis is to be an independent scholarly research work. The syllabus of the programme consists of different kinds of courses. The core courses are required and make up a core curriculum common for all students. The elective(s) may be chosen according to the particular needs and interests of the student. What is ECTS? ECTS - The European Credit Transfer System - is the European system for calculating the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme. This European integration of calculating the student workload is one of the objectives of the Bologna Declaration (1999) with its ultimate goal stated in 2001 to create a «European higher education area». One credit is around 25-30 working hours. 60 ECTS is one year of study, amounting to 1500-1800 working hours. 10 Ects normally requires 6-7 weeks of full-time work. [-]

Master in Religion, Society and Global Issues (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time August 2017 Norway Oslo

This Master’s programme aims at providing insights into various relationships between religion and society in an increasingly global and multicultural world. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Norway 2017. The programme is based on courses in social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the programme is to give insight into the different ways by which religion is shaped by various local and regional social conditions. It aims at giving a more profound understanding of the relationship between religion and society in a global perspective and includes courses in: ethics sociology of religion intercultural communication human rights, conflict and reconciliation Career opportunities The programme provides education for positions in the field of research and education. Furthermore it qualifies for jobs in institutions and organizations where knowledge of religion in an international and global perspective is required. It is also relevant for positions of leadership within the public and private sector. Admission requrements A BA or equivalent degree in Theology, Social Science, Religious Studies or related fields. The study presupposes insights into one or more of the world religions and basic competence within religious studies. Grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level. Qualification Master of Philosophy Religion, Society and Global Issues More information The Master´s programme aims at providing education for positions within research and education, as well as within Norwegian and international institutions and organizations, where knowledge of religion in an international and global perspective is required. It is also relevant for positions of leadership within the public and private sector. The Master´s degree qualifies for further studies on a doctoral level. The Programme Master of Religion, Society and Global Issues consists of 120 ECTS, including a thesis worth 60 ECTS. The study programme is built on different courses and the independent work on the Master´s thesis. Each course consists of 10 ECTS. For each course, learning outcomes and competences are formulated emphasising the students´ insights into central scientific problems. The competence aims are formulated independently for each subject. The learning outcomes are formulated on three levels; ability to basic, ability and good ability. The work to fulfil these learning outcomes will contribute to reaching the competence aims, and is the basis for evaluation. (Cf. Organisering, arbeidsformer og vurdering under, og emnebeskrivelsene samt vedlegget med Nivåspesifikke vurderingskriterier på 500-/600-nivå). The objectives of the study will be fulfilled through courses on a Master´s level, 60 ECTS, including a compulsory course in scientific methods (10 ECTS). The students will write a thesis worth 60 ECTS. The study programme is based on courses in the social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the programme is to give insight into the different ways by which religion is shaped by various local and regional social conditions. The study courses must be viewed in light of these premises. The programme aims at developing the knowledge acquired at the bachelor´s level, in order to give a more profound understanding of the relationship between religion and society in a global perspective. This involves courses within ethics, sociology of religion, intercultural communication and diaconia. The programme provides opportunities to specialize according to the students´ own interests. At the same time, it has a common basis in the social sciences and religious studies. The study will be in dialogue with research within theology and religious studies, and is scientifically legitimated by these disciplines. This dialogue will also contribute to an understanding of the different theories and methods employed by these disciplines. The main perspectives of the programme focus on different aspects of the global and social characters and contexts of religion. The profile of the Master´s programme can be summarized in the following way: - The programme is based on religious studies/Christian theology. It views the activities of religious organizations and institutions both as sources of conflicts and as potential resources for peace making. The programme uses instruments from religious concepts of conflict measurement, reconciliation and peace work. - The study is also based on the social sciences. The Master´s degree is built on a common basis of obligatory courses and electives as fundaments for both a study within the sociology of religion and a globally oriented study. The programme is interreligious in its orientation. In the requirements for admission the study presupposes insights into one or more of the world religions and basic competence within religious studies. The study gives insight into different faith positions andinto intercultural communication. Each student may profile her or his study programme by choosing electives courses and the topic of the thesis. The programme allows for relevant electives on the same level from other universities or colleges in Norway or abroad. [-]

History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World:Encounter and Conflict [+]

Language of Instruction: English Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today? These are some of the topics MF Norwegian School of Theology tackles in its new M.Phil programme in History of Religions, with a primary focus on Religion in the Pre-Modern World: Encounters and Conflicts. The programme is focused on the issues of religious cross-pollination, coexistence and conflict in three target areas: Europe, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Addressed in a long historical perspective stretching from Late Antiquity to the European Renaissance, the programme seeks to illuminate the roots of present peaceful coexistence and interchange, as well as of today’s antagonisms and conflicts. The underlying idea of the programme is that, in order to fully grasp current religious conflicts and alliances, we need to understand how the perceptions of past and present are intertwined, reciprocally dependent and constantly reshaped. Based on a multidisciplinary approach and applying various theoretical frameworks and interpretative methods, the core courses of the programme aim to reveal historical dynamics, privileging ‘how’ and tentatively ‘why’ over ‘who’ and ‘when’. The programme is conceived at the intersection between political history and history of religions, but relies also on other disciplines, such as the history of ideas, art history and archaeology. These are meant to provide the depth of field expected in Big History by illustrating and clarifying the macro-historical perspectives. Teaching and learning are driven by a hands-on and case-oriented attitude and core courses are complemented by lectures and seminars of theory and method. The programme is open to all students with a BA in related disciplines (history, religious studies, theology, archaeology, art history, social sciences, etc.). The programme coordinator is Victor Ghica, Professor of Antiquity and Early Christian Studies. The core courses of the programme will be taught by Kristin B. Aavitsland, Professor of Cultural History, Liv Ingeborg Lied, Professor of the Study of Religions, John Kaufman, Associate Professor of Church History, Iselin Frydenlund, Postdoctoral Researcher and historian of religions, as well as by Victor Ghica and several other specialists. Career opportunities This programme aims at providing education for positions within research and education, as well as within Norwegian and international institutions and organizations where knowledge of the development of Christian and Jewish identity is required. The Master´s degree qualifies for further studies on a doctoral level. Admission requirements - A BA or equivalent degree in Theology, History, Religious Studies or related fields. - Grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level. Qualification History of Religions (M.Phil) More information The Master´s programme aims at providing education for positions within research and education, as well as within Norwegian and international institutions and organizations where knowledge of Religion and History: Encounter and Conflict is required. The Master´s degree qualifies for further studies at the doctoral level. The Master Programme Religion and History: Encounter and Conflict consists of 120 ECTS, including a thesis worth 30 ECTS. The study programme is built on different courses and the independent work on the Master´s thesis. Each course consists of 10 ECTS. For each course, learning outcomes and competencies are formulated emphasising the students´ insights into central academic questions. The competence aims are formulated independently for each subject. The learning outcomes are formulated on three levels; basic ability, ability and good ability. The work to fulfil these learning outcomes will contribute to reaching the competence aims, and is the basis for evaluation. (Cf. Organisering, arbeidsformer og vurdering under, og emnebeskrivelsene samt vedlegget med Nivåspesifikke vurderingskriterier på 500-/600-nivå). The objectives of the study will be fulfilled through courses at the Master´s level, 90 ECTS, including a compulsory course in historical methods (10 ECTS). The students will write a thesis worth 30 ECTS. Each student may profile her or his study programme by choosing electives and the topic of the thesis. The programme allows for relevant electives at the same level from other universities or colleges in Norway or abroad. The program includes the possibility of taking part in a study trip and/or spending a semester abroad. [-]

European Master in Social Work with Families and Children

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Stavanger

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's programme of 120 ECTS. The programme has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). [+]

European Master in Social Work with Families and ChildrenThis Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's programme of 120 ECTS. The programme has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). MFAMILY is also proud of the active participation of 26 associate partners, 8 of which are higher education institutions from several continents. This gives the programme a truly global character, and a great potential to respond to needs in skills development, teaching, research and employability in the area of social work with children and families. This Master's programme addresses the improvement of knowledge and skills for people working with interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families. MFAMILY will develop an education that will provide unique knowledge and innovative competences for international comparative child and family social work. Students will be updated on the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families.The programme aims to enhance postgraduate students’ employability by helping to improve their skills as well as their theoretical knowledge. Students will be well equipped to implement EU plans to protect children from violence, as well as to help deal with the pressure many modern families experience. The students will hold unique competences that are demanded from local and national governmental institutions as well as from NGOs and private actors in the field of social work and social welfare. The qualified students from MFAMILY will represent a group with expert knowledge in a field with great demand for new solutions, especially in times of economic downturn.Students will spend a semester in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their Master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.... [-]


European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Stavanger

The European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies. [+]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural RelationsThe European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities.... [-]


Master in Literacy Studies

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Stavanger

Is the book an endangered species? Are sms-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? [+]

Master in Literacy StudiesIs the book an endangered species? Are sms-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 master's programme in Literacy Studies offers a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to the subject of literacy: the study of books, reading, writing and the written text. The programme is run entirely in English, and we aim at providing high-quality instruction in a fairly small but dynamic research environment with many international links.If you have a first degree with English as your main subject (or an educational background that may be seen as equally relevant for the course) and your interest is aroused by at least some of the above questions, our programme might be for you. This website provides information about the contents, admissions, procedures and academic environment of the course. In case you have specific questions to which you cannot find an answer, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.... [-]


Master in Digital Library Learning

Tallinn University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Norway Oslo

Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the [+]

Master in Digital Library Learning

 

Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the rapidly evolving world of digital libraries. It is offered in cooperation between Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia), and the University of Parma (Italy). Students will spend at least one semester at each institution.
The first semester starts with a summer school, and takes place in Oslo, Norway. For the second semester, students are in Tallinn, Estonia. The third semester contains a second summer school, and takes place in Parma, Italy. Students will also do an international internship during this time.... [-]


Master in Media Technology

Gjøvik University College (GUC)
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

Media Technology is technology and methods for supporting human communication over distances in time and space. [+]

Media Technology 

 Media Technology is technology and methods for supporting human communication over distances in time and space. Today’s rich media environment provides unique opportunities for creative and effective communication of an organization’s goals or between a company and its customers.

Contents of the study

A Master of Science or a Master of Technology in media technology will provide you with the needed knowledge and theoretical foundations to express your creativity in new and innovative forms. With these qualifications you will be an important resource in any business or organisation that employs digital media.

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