Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for courses offered in the autumn semester and 1 December for courses offered in the spring semester.
Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for courses offered in the autumn semester and 1 October for courses offered in the spring semester.
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in English literature, or a degree combining English literature and a closely-related discipline (minimum 80 ECTS in English). An average grade equivalent to C or better (in the Norwegian grading system) in the English coursework (80 ECTS) is required.
Application code: 9371 - Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).
Students have achieved the following knowledge and skills upon satisfactory course completion:
- advanced analytical and hermeneutic capacity of specific texts.
- a thorough knowledge of the relevance of these specific texts to education.
- profound understanding of research in literary, cultural and educational studies, and its motivations, constructions and methods.
- academic competence in relating a specific research discipline to other academic arenas.
- an advanced understanding of the purposes of specific texts, of general text theory and of their multiple functions in education and society.
The students are able to:
- master appropriate terminology and relevant concepts.
- work independently on a specific question of literary, cultural or educational enquiry.
- locate relevant academic sources on a specific research topic.
- evaluate critically different sources and make use of them for their own research design and analysis.
- apply theoretical knowledge and use practical tools to analyse specific research topics in literature and texts
- conduct an independent, limited research project on a small scale under supervision.
- present their research and their findings in a variety of venues and media to different types of audiences.
- contribute creatively and critically to further research development and research.
The course is based on independent studies, lectures, seminars and digital communication for 13 weeks. The course convenes once a week for a number of 8-10 weeks in order for student presentations, seminars, supervision, lectures and other types of academic research activity.
Quality assurance: At the master's level, all courses undergo a mid-term or end-of-term evaluation once in a 2-year period.
The following coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the exam:
- A presentation of person in social media in 200-400 words.
- An analysis of a text on syllabus in social media in 400-600 words.
- Assessment of another student's text analysis according to a selection of relevant criteria that need to be established
- A short written justification of chosen text in 600-800 words.
- A mini-presentation of the multitextual term project in class. Assignments will be evaluated with approved/not approved. Failed assignments need to be reworked and approved.
The exam consists of:
Oral examination: A 20 minutes presentation of the term project that creates a point of departure for an approximately 25 minutes discussion of the term project. Presentation and discussion count equally much towards the final grade.
The oral exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination is 15 January (for courses offered in the autumn semester) and 15 August (for courses offered in the spring semester).