Information for Master's Students

Welcome to the Department of Language and Culture!

On this page you will find information that is vital as a student on the two-year English-taught MA programmes in English Acquisition and Multilingualism, English Literature - and Theoretical Linguistics. We recommend that you become familiar with the information found here. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact aisi@hjelp.uit.no or the academic contact person.


The contract is important - it documents your rights and responsibilites regarding the master's thesis work.

The contract should be signed by both you and your supervisor. We kindly ask you to submit the signed contract to your supervisor during the first year of study. The supervisor and the student must retain signed copies of the contract. The contract is available here (PDF).


Students admitted to a master's programme at the Department of Language and Culture can make use of the following study rooms:

  • Teorifagbygget, house 5, level 2 (rooms 5.220, 5.223, 5.224, 5.225, 5.226 and 5.233)
    • Contact person: Toril Storø (tst128@post.uit.no )

There is a contact person who has an overview of available study room spots. When you are assigned a spot, you can contact Line N. Sandanger (please see link for contact information), and you will sign a key contract and be given a key to the study room. When you have completed your MA degree, please remember to return the key (to Line N. Sandanger).


The master's thesis should be submitted as a PDF file via the website Munin.

The submission deadlines are May 15 for spring semester and November 1 for fall semester, at the end of the day (23:59). Please note that technical help can only be given during normal working hours (until 15:00). 

Front cover templates for the thesis can be found here.

More information regarding submitting the thesis:

  • The thesis is only considered as submitted, when turned in to Munin
  • Information needed to submit in Munin: Supervisor's name and e-mail address, abstract (around 250 words), keywords
  • Make sure to format the thesis with twosided printing in mind. Please leave a blank page after the cover Page 1: Cover, Page 2: blank. Page 3-: The rest of the content. The first chapter should start on odd pages. Blank pages may have to be added to achieve this.
  • It is the student's own responsibility to make sure that the PDF file is correct and complete upon submission.
  • Please name the PDF file "thesis.pdf", because the name of the file will be visible to the public
  • Once you have submitted the thesis, you will get a confirmation e-mail
  • Theses that are approved will be published in Munin. You can elect to not have your thesis be published, for example if it contains sensitive information.
  • You can fill in the number of copies you want, up to 10 copies. The department covers the expenses. If there are pages in color, please specify which when submitting in Munin. 

Master's students have access to copying machines outside of the study rooms. More information on this here.


The department offers support in connection with data collection if it is necessary work towards writing the MA thesis. The deadline is October 15. Maximum amount will be around 4500 Nkr (it depends on how many applications the department receives).

An application should be sent to cohead of department Cathrine Theodorsen (cathrine.theodorsen@uit.no). 

In the application you should:

  • describe your project (short description) and what you apply for
  • give an accurate estimate of expenses
  • attach a written confirmation from the supervisor that the data collection is necessary for the completion of the thesis 

When the funding is granted, you will receive information about how to purchase/order. The expenses will be covered according to set amounts. All expenses must be documented (please keep all relevant receipts). 

 

 





Ansvarlig for siden: Kari Mathisen
Sist oppdatert: 02.01.2023

English Acquisition and Multilingualism - master
Academic contact person/Head of English Language: Merete Anderssen
Administrative contact: aisi@hjelp.uit.no

English Literature - master
Academic contact person/Head of English Literature: Cassandra Falke
Administrative contact: aisi@hjelp.uit.no

Theoretical Linguistics - master
Academic contact person/Head of Linguistics: Merete Anderssen
Administrative contact: aisi@hjelp.uit.no