Master Program in Humanities Studies in Norway

Compare Masters Programs in Humanities Studies in Norway 2018

Humanities Studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Humanities and social sciences promotes and understanding of a wide variety of skills by providing students with a huge variety of courses. The skillsets students learn might be valuable across a huge number of industries in the growing global job market.

Norway (Norge) is the westernmost, northernmost — and in fact the easternmost — of the three Scandinavian countries. Norway is well known for its amazing and varied scenery. The fjords in the west of the country are long narrow inlets, flanked on either side by tall mountains where the sea penetrates far inland. The ultimate responsibility for the education lies with the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

Top Master Programs in Humanities Studies in Norway 2018

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Master of Theology (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

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

Language of Instruction: English

General Informations

The programme Master of Theology as a whole will give the student:

in-depth knowledge in fields relevant to academic theological study and research

an academic and interdisciplinary understanding

the ability for independent academic reflection, methodical study of academic literature and written presentation thereof

insight on the 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 ... [-]

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

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time August 2018 Norway Oslo

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

The program is based on courses in social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the program 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 program 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.... [-]


History of Religions (M.Phil)

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

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

Language of Instruction: English

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict.

Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today?... [-]


Master in Literacy Studies

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Stavanger

Is the book an endangered species? Are SMS-messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds? [+]

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


Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 in English.... [-]


Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Modern International and Transnational History

University of Oslo
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to study this question. [+]

Why choose this program?

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to study this question. This new program challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.

Building on the broad range of thematic competences present at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the inspiring environment provided by the University of Oslo and the city, students are encouraged to study the forces that connect and separate people across national borders.

By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the program offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation-states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters, students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.... [-]


Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 program 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 program 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.... [-]


Master in Theology

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Oslo

The theology program 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 theology program 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 program in theology is offered in English. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. The master degree program 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 program is the writing of a master thesis on academic terms. In the M.Th. program the thesis work represents 30 credits. Each student works under the supervision of a tutor. The master program also include a considerable reading and instruction program (90 credits).... [-]