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Norway is a Nordic country that, despite its position as one of the richest countries in the world, has a reputation as a peaceful, quiet, respectful Scandinavian country with what is agreed by most people to be some of the most beautiful nature in the world. Tucked into the beautiful natural scenery are clean, well-organized, diverse, and exciting international cities. All of these reasons draw students from all over the world for a Master in Norway program.

A Master in Norway degree is offered by public universities, entirely state-funded, as well as many specialized colleges and dozens of high-quality private colleges.  A Master in Norway program can mean that students can pursue degrees in subjects such as Business, Management, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Energy Management, Development Studies, Political Science, Media, and Informatics. Depending on the program and university, Master in Norway degrees take a minimum of one year to complete for full-time studies, while part-time and online programs may take longer.

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CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Norway Bergen

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the Law of the Sea

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 Norway Tromsø

The oceans cover over 70 percent of the surface of the Earth. It is vital for communication, military and strategic uses and for its living and non-living natural resources. In recent years, there has been increasing importance on the marine biodiversity. The LL.M. programme aims to broaden the traditional approach to the Law of the Sea from jurisdictional issues to also include substantial law such as conservation and sustainable use of biological resources and protection of biodiversity and the environment. [+]

The oceans cover over 70 percent of the surface of the Earth. It is vital for communication, military and strategic uses and for its living and non-living natural resources. In recent years, there has been increasing importance on the marine biodiversity. The LL.M. programme aims to broaden the traditional approach to the Law of the Sea from jurisdictional issues to also include substantial law such as conservation and sustainable use of biological resources and protection of biodiversity and the environment. Although the programme of study has a clear global profile, it will also have a distinct Arctic dimension. Much of the Arctic consists of marine areas. Global climate change will increasingly subject these areas to various uses such as navigation, oil and gas exploitation, fisheries and research. The Arctic regions provide unique opportunities for studying both global and regional legal approaches to protect and preserve the marine environment. The research community in Tromsø is a world leader in marine Arctic issues, including natural sciences, history, political science and law. In addition to the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian Polar Institute is situated in Tromsø. The objective of the LL.M. programme is to introduce the students to such perspectives enabling them to improve their ability to understand the function of the law and learn to interpret it. The programme extends over three semesters or 1 calendar year: FIRST SEMESTER JUR-3050 General Law of the Sea The course provides a general introduction to the Law of the Sea, i.e. the rules and principles of international public law that cover the maritime areas. JUR-3054 General Law of the Sea II The course bases on JUR-3050 and goes deeper into the selected topics. SECOND SEMESTER JUR-3052 Law of the Sea and Marine Biodiversity The course addresses problems concerning conservation and sustainable use of living marine resources and protection of marine biodiversity. These issues are also introduced in Course I, but they are examined more in depth in this course. JUR-3053 Law of the sea and the Arctic The course focuses on Law of the Sea and Arctic issues. The general Law of the Sea is applicable to the marine areas Arctic. But at the same time the region has special traits that must be considered. In this course, the students will have to apply the knowledge they have acquired during the previous courses on Arctic issues. Generally, the course therefore has the character of case studies, with special emphasis on the Arctic. THIRD SEMESTER JUR-3910 Master's thesis in Law of the Sea It consists of an obligatory thesis based on themes and questions from the Law of the Sea. The students will be provided with individual supervision. It may amount to between minimum 12 000 words and maximum 18 000 words. The theme of the thesis shall be of a legal or semi-legal character, and may include perspectives such as legal theory, legal history. The thesis shall consist of independent analyses of the theme and the legal sources available. The thesis shall provide the student with an in-depth study of a particular theme. The discussions of the thesis are to be transparent and as complete as possible. The references to the sources shall be precise and verifiable. Learning outcomes The Master's programme is part of the strategy of the Law Faculty on focusing on internationalisation and Arctic legal issues pertaining. The programme aims through its courses and master's thesis to give the students a broad introduction and knowledge of the Law of the Sea, including its development and the political and institutional aspects. Further, the programme shall add to the skills of the students to identify, analyse, explain and solve legal problems; both on a theoretical and a practical level. There will be a special focus on the relevance and application of the Law of the Sea to the Arctic. The objective is to be achieved through active participation of the students during the courses; through study, discussions and papers. Lectures will provide for the introduction to the themes while problem-based seminars will make most of the teaching where students and teachers identify and discuss legal questions. Students are also encouraged to hand in papers during the courses to develop their knowledge on subjects and analytical skills. The objective is to qualify the students for careers within a broad spectre of areas; both at national and international level. Candidates will be qualified for jobs within the United Nations and its specialised agencies, in national diplomatic service as well as public administration and industry and commerce. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Law of the Sea requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in Law or equivalent qualification, such as three years duration in law or political science at university level. You must also document knowledge of the fundamentals of international law and international politics. The programme has limited capacity, and approximately 20 students are admitted each year. Applicants must enclose an essay of approximately 2 pages in English where they describe their background and motivation for taking this Master's degree. Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1stfor admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2033. Teaching and assessment The duration of the programme is 1 calendar year or 90 ECTS credits, full-time study. The objective is to be achieved through active participation of the students during the courses; through study, discussions and papers. Lectures will provide for the introduction to the themes while problem-based seminars will make most of the teaching where students and teachers identify and discuss legal questions. Students are also encouraged to hand in papers during the courses to develop their knowledge on subjects and analytical skills. Job prospectives The objective is to qualify the students for careers within a broad spectre of areas; both at national and international level. Candidates will be qualified for jobs within the United Nations and its specialised agencies, in national diplomatic service as well as public administration and industry and commerce. [-]

Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016. 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 August 2016 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 August 2016 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016. 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 August 2016 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 August 2016 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016. 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 August 2016 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). [-]

Tourism Studies - Master

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Alta

The master of tourism studies programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or positions in commercial, public, or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and... [+]

Masters in Norway 2016. Master of Tourism Studies The master of tourism studies programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or positions in commercial, public, or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and consumption, as well as society, culture, and nature. The programme places particular emphasis on how nature and culture can be used by a responsible industry. It builds on theories of marketing, event management, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The programme also focuses on gender perspectives and gender equality. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and consumption, as well as society, culture, and nature. The programme places particular emphasis on how nature and culture can be used by a responsible industry. It builds on theories of marketing, event management, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The programme also focuses on gender perspectives and gender equality. The programme provides a scientific understanding of travel and tourism which is to be implemented in a master thesis. It also emphasises research ethics and the development of analytical, critical thinking. Programme structure Philosophy of Social Science Tourism Theory Heritage tourism Tourism Consumption and Practice Nature Based Tourism Event Management Travel & Tourism Marketing Research Methods Master Thesis Learning outcomes Knowledge: advanced knowledge of tourism specialized knowledge of tourism consumption and practice, travel and tourism marketing, and event management specialized knowledge of heritage tourism specialized knowledge of nature-based tourism thorough knowledge of scientific perspectives and methods within the field of tourism Skills: analyse existing theories and methodologies within the field of tourism work independently with practical and theoretical solutions to problems relevant to tourism conduct a limited research project under supervision and in accordance with applicable ethical standards critically analyse sources of information and use these to structure and formulate reasoning independently conduct tourism research General competence: analyse tourism in critical and ethical ways apply knowledge of tourism in new projects communicate reflexive thinking on tourism development contribute to innovation and innovation processes within tourism assess sustainable development of tourism Admission requirements Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science or humanities which includes at least 80 credits that are considered to be relevant for this study. The application deadline is April 15th for norwegian applicants. For international applicants the deadline is 1th of December. Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science or humanities which includes at least 80 credits that are considered to be relevant for this study. All applicants must document an minimum grade of C from the undergraduate degree. Non-EU applicants need to have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification from their home countries and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site for the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT`s GSU-list. For students from non- English speaking countries, an English language test is usually also required. Teaching and assessment Research-based teaching takes place in seminars with lectures and commitments from the candidates in the form of group work, discussions and presentations. Candidates are trained in statistical computing. Some topics can be given in collaboration with other institutions. Before the candidates may sit for the exam, all required work must be approved. If the required work has not been approved, the candidate may not sit for the regular exam until he/she has passed a separate written exam. Candidates are appointed a supervisor to the thesis after submitting the mandatory proposal. Scandinavian speaking candidates are allowed to use first language in the final assessments. Language of instruction English Job prospectives The study forms the basis for a range of fields of work: Development of sustainable tourism and adventure products Marketing and communication of tourism and adventure products Establishment of culture-based and nature-based enterprises Travel Life's organizational unit (Norwegian Hospitality, Innovation Norway, etc.) International organizations (NGO) Public affairs and regulatory framework for tourism Consultant working for the tourism industry Investigation Work Research and development Teaching Access to further studies The study lays the foundation for doctoral studies. [-]

Indigenous Studies - Master

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 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... [+]

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 2016 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016. 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 2016 Norway Oslo

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

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 2016 Norway Oslo

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

Masters in Norway 2016. 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. [-]

Master in Strategy and Management

Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

The Master in Strategy and Management is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. [+]

The Master in Strategy and Management (STR) is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. Strategy and Management focuses on how managers and employees can develop businesses to become efficient and competitive whilst maintaining corporate social responsibility. How can firms create value and develop a competitive advantage? How can business leaders through their employees carry out necessary strategic modifications? What is good management and what fosters productive employees? This specialisation will teach students about strategic analysis and choices, how businesses can manage strategic change and organizational development, as well as how to manage and develop companies' human resources. The program also provides insight into how new challenges can be identified, analyzed, and developed in a way that allows for increased profitability and more efficient use of resources. Specifically, we focus on the role of management and employee-cooperation to promote strategic goals and to secure the profitability of a business. Strategy and Management is all about taking a long-term perspective, making reasonable analyses of different competitive situations and the resources of the organisation. It is about being able to see opportunities when they present themselves, and to take advantage of them. In the programme, we aim to develop these skills in two ways: (1) through courses based on both economic theory and behavioral science (from e.g. sociology and psychology), and (2) through the integration of theory and practice, by refining practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. ... [-]

Master in Finance

Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

The Master in Finance is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016. The Master in Finance (FIE) is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. Finance is one of the most popular master programmes around the world, thanks to historically outstanding career opportunities. Finance graduates pursue careers in investment and commercial banking, private equity, brokerage, mutual funds, investment management, consulting, business control, and auditing. Key financial firms regularly visit campus and hire graduates. The Finance specialisation combines a rigorous theoretical approach with extensive and relevant real-world applications. The programme allows for specialisation through a choice of courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Quantitative Finance. Throughout the programme you will develop a deep understanding of the most recent empirical research and models in financial economics. You will learn to discuss, analyse and solve real-life problems relating to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms. You will also better understand the fluctuations and drivers of financial markets, and test ideas at the forefront of academic research. ... [-]