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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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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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016/2017. 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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Master in Economics

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

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

Masters in Norway 2016/2017. The Master in Economics (ECN) is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH. The Economics profile aims to give students an in-depth understanding of the workings of the economy as a whole and of individual markets, as well as the quantitative skills necessary to analyse current economic issues relevant to the private and public sectors. Economics is vital for understanding the economy, the success of business, and the design of public policy. The program offers a thorough and comprehensive education in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics, and is designed for students interested in questions such as: What is the effect of the financial crises on economic growth? How should a brand-name firm price its product facing competition from private labels? How fast should the oil resources be exploited? Is tax on wealth a good idea? The profile will qualify students for positions in analytical and consultancy services, major companies in the fields of banking and insurance, oil and gas, shipping, etc. and for positions in the public sector in e.g. Norges Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the Norwegian Competition Authority, as well as in international organisations such as the IMF and the World Bank. ... [-]

Master in Maritime Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years Norway

The Nordic Master Programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech Universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto (Finland), and NTNU (Norway) – and hereby combines these five universities’ lead [+]

The Nordic Master Programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech Universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto (Finland), and NTNU (Norway) – and hereby combines these five universities’ lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering. Students begin their studies in this programme at one of the partner universities for year one, and complete their studies at another university for year two, resulting in a double degree from the two universities. As an engineer graduated from this programme you will possess a deep theoretical knowledge of topics such as waves and wave loads; the interaction between water and structures; stability and dynamics of ships, small craft and platforms; propulsion; and advanced steel and lightweight structures. You will also have a high level of knowledge and experience of the design, construction and operation of ships, small craft and offshore structures, including technical as well as economic, social, and environmental aspects.... [-]


Master in Marketing and Brand Management

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

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

Understanding consumers and markets in a brand new world

The Master in Marketing and Brand Management (MBM) iis one of the specialisations in the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme at NHH.

Building and managing strong brands is fundamentally important in order to gain competitive advantage and ensure long-term profitability for products, services, corporations and organisations. Furthermore, understanding consumer and competitor behaviour is essential to every business and organisation because these insights provide the basis for developing good strategies, optimal market positioning and effective marketing tactics.

The MBM specialisation is aimed at students that want to lead and make decisions in the marketing department of a firm or organisation, including positions such as product manager, brand manager, marketing analytic or head of marketing. The profile will also fit those who would like to work in consultancy firms, larger organisations or governmental departments and authorities.... [-]


Master in International Business

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

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

Global perspectives from the top of Europe

 

The Master in International Business (IB) is one of the specialisations in the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme at NHH.

 

The world is getting smaller. The forces of globalisation and internationalisation have led to people, businesses and markets across the globe being brought closer together than ever before. The modern firm is required to master both international and local dimensions if it aims to succeed in an increasingly competitive setting. Today’s global business environment therefore offers excellent opportunities for qualified professionals seeking international careers. The IB specialisation at NHH is a specialised two-year course of study specifically aimed to equip students with the right mix of analytical and practical skills for a career within multinational companies, international organisations or smaller firms whose activities involve a substantial degree of international business. The objectives of the MSc programme is to educate students in the field of international business and to prepare them for international careers in managment. The programme is designed to provide the students with a strong theoretical base through practical case studies and interactions with the business community.... [-]


Master in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

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

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

Master in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

Business challenges in a changing environment 

 

The Master in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment (ENE) is one of the specialisations within the two-year Master of Science (MSc) programme in Economics and Business Administration at NHH.

 

The prosperity of both current and future societies is utterly dependent upon having secure access to reliable sources of energy and natural resources. Whilst there are often significant technical barriers to overcome in finding, extracting and transforming these resources into useful products for human consumption, the ability to do so effectively may ultimately be determined within economic and business constraints. To complicate matters, exploitation of resources for human consumption will always entail some impact on the environment. With concerns over ecosystems and the global climate becoming more pronounced, the balance between economic development and preserving the natural environment is increasingly a critical factor in a world defined by more than just the bottom line. With these thoughts in mind, and aiming to build on proven capacities in relevant fields, NHH established the MSc specialisation in Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment in 2008.... [-]


Executive Master of Management

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Part time 1 year January 2016 Norway Oslo

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools you need to be at the forefront of strategic management [+]

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools you need to be at the forefront of strategic management. Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Executive Master of Management is a flexible master's degree that provides the tools you need to be at the forefront of strategic management. Choose between our Master Programmes for international students: - Analytics for Strategic Management - Corporate Communication Management - International Management Why choose Executive Master of Management? - Career progression: 8 of 10 students report receiving a promotion after completing their degree. - Flexible: All programmes listed above can be taken independently, enabling participants to study alongside a demanding job. They are conducted over a period of one year, divided into five or six sessions, each taking 3-5 days. - Management toolkit. Both lecturers and fellow participants are richly experienced, resulting in a dynamic learning environment and a diverse set of management skills upon completion. - Top international quality. Programme lecturers contribute to one of the highest-performing research departments in Norway. BI has received the Triple Crown accreditation, of which less than 1% of business schools worldwide have accomplished. - Custom-made. You can design your own degree by combining three programmes of your choice according to your ambitions and career situation. [-]

Executive Master of Management in Energy

BI Norwegian Business School
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months March 2017 Norway Oslo

A programme designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of key energy issues and improve your analytical and managerial skills. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016/2017. A programme designed to develop your comprehensive understanding of key energy issues and improve your analytical and managerial skills. Empowering managers to recharge the energy industry Faster than ever before economic and political changes ripple through the energy business environment. Within this changing landscape, successful energy managers need a bird's eye view of the entire energy value chain. Leaders must understand the interests and constraints of multiple stakeholders – governments, partners, companies and contractors, capital markets, NGOs - as they navigate in the constantly evolving global energy map for both fossile fuels and for the renewables. The global focus of the industry reflects the structure of this programme. This is done by combining Norway’s world class management knowledge in energy governance and business in oil, gas and electricity sectors, with France’s leading energy technology knowledge. The Executive Master of Management in Energy has brought together the expertise of two leading institutions in the field of energy management. The collaborative effort between BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo/Stavanger and IFP School in Paris has given participants a global and strategic perspective on the energy industry. The programme is currently being redesigned to adapt to the changes in the energy markets. This means that the programme will be offered first in 2017. An alternative Energy programme offered at BI Norwegian Business School The Executive MBA Programme with specialization in energy, will be run as planned in 2016. Start up is 31st March. If you are interested in considering the programme, we will be pleased to give you more information and answer your questions. Do not hesitate to contact us at: energy@bi.no. [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 January 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016/2017. 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 January 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. [+]

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 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016/2017. 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 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. [+]

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 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. [+]

Masters in Norway 2016/2017. 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 [-]