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Studying Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) is a postgraduate research degree awarded by universities in Europe and world-wide. In contrast to other Master degrees such as the Master of Science or Master of Arts, the Master of Philosophy is often awarded for people while pursuing a Ph.D.

In this case, the Master of Philosophy is awarded after completing the first part of the Ph.D. studies and submitting a first short report or dissertation. It is thus often seen as a formality only.

However, there are also countries such as Norway, which offer the Master of Philosophy as regular first Master's degree comparable to a Master of Science.

Studying in Norway

The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.

30 Master of Philosophy Master's degrees in Norway

M.Phil. Development Geography

The aim of the Development Geography programme from University of Bergen is to provide the candidates with theoretical and methodological skills enabling them to qualify for a Master's Degree.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Public Administration

The objective of the Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPA) from University of Bergen is to enhance the students' ability to conduct independent analyses of organizations, political and administrative structures and processes, and public policy.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. System Dynamics

The master´s degree in System Dynamics from University of Bergen signifies an ability to analyze how and why things change over time.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Philosophy

A Master's degree in Philosophy at University of Bergen will give the student a deeper understanding of key philosophical problem areas.

Humanities and aesthetic studies
M.Phil. English

The aim of the master's programme in English from the University of Bergen is to improve your skills, knowledge and insight in English studies in general, and in your area of specialisation (linguistics, literary or cultural studies) in particular. Only available for Norway residents. 

Faculty of Arts
M.Phil. Linguistics

The Master´s Programme in Linguistics from University of Bergen consists of in-depth study of selected linguistic topics such as syntax, semantics and psycholinguistics.

Humanities and aesthetic studies
M.Phil. Media Studies - Nordic Media

Nordic Media is an intensive, two-year exploration of a wide range of contemporary issues in media and communications. Join an international group of students to learn about the media systems in one of the world's most advanced regions in terms of technology, economy, and politics. The Media Studies - Nordic Media programme is delivered by University of Oslo.

M.Phil. International Community Health

We train students in international community health research and interventions in a multidisciplinary classroom, with students from all over the world. This International Community Health M.Phil offered by the University of Oslo is a research programme where students carry out fieldwork in Norway or abroad.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Phil. Viking and Medieval Studies

This is the only programme in Scandinavia that offers a specialisation in Old Norse and Celtic philology supplemented by optional interdisciplinary studies. The Viking and Medieval Studies programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

M.Phil. English Linguistics and Language Acquisition

The Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It is an international master's programme which provides successful applicants with the opportunity to specialise within the fields of language acquisition, language processing and cognition and English language and linguistics.

International Master's Programmes
M.Phil. Ancient Philosophy

Are you interested in the exciting intellectual world of Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and other great thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition? This Ancient Philosophy programme offered by the University of Oslo option gives you the opportunity to develop a high-level competency in the foundational questions in philosophy and the ancient approaches to answering them.

M.Phil. Philosophy

In the study option Philosophy, you have the possibility to study a wide range of philosophical topics in one of the largest and most international philosophical communities in the Nordic countries. The Philosophy programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

M.Phil. Theoretical Linguistics

The Theoretical Linguistics programme offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway 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.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
M.Phil. Indigenous Studies

Do you want to take part in shaping and producing solutions to global and local challenges through the study of indigenous issues? The unique and very rare Indigenous Studies programme is offered by the UIT The Arctic University of Norway.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
M.Phil. Economics

The two year master’s degree programme in Economics is a full time programme offered by the University of Oslo, with three different programme options, that provides rigorous training in modern economics. Covering a broad range of topics from micro- and macroeconomics, methodology and demography.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Peace and Conflict Studies

Do you wish to require knowledge and analytical skills in order to analyse the many different aspects of conflicts in the world today? Do you want to work with conflict prevention, policy-making, or go into the field of research on peace and conflicts? Then the Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies offered by the University of Oslo might be something for you.

M.Phil. Theory and Practice of Human Rights

Human Rights: Few other concepts — legal, political or moral — can compete with ‘human rights’ as an emblem of modernity and globalisation. The Theory and Practice of Human Rights programme is offered by University of Oslo.

Faculty of Education
M.Phil. Psychology

The master's degree in Psychology provides you with advanced psychological knowledge. You will also gain practical experience through projects and lab work. The programme offers five specializations. The Cognitive Neuroscience programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

The Viking and Medieval Norse Studies programme offered by the University of Oslo should appeal to students with a broad range of interests in the fields of Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. Students will be given the opportunity to study in two of the Nordic countries.

M.Phil. Development, Environment and Cultural Change

What are the main challenges in creating sustainable development? How can interdisciplinarity be a means to greater understanding of the complexities related to these challenges? These are the overall issues taught and debated throughout the master's degree in Development, Environment and Cultural Change offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Phil. English Linguistics

The English Linguistics programme offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway 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.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
M.Phil. Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience is the study of the neural mechanisms underpinning cognition. The Cognitive Neuroscience programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

M.Phil. Childhood Studies

The MPhil in Childhood Studies offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) aims to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between childhood and culture as well as the dynamics between economic, social and political conditions and children's livelihoods and welfare in different contexts.

International Master's Programmes
M.Phil. Religious Roots of Europe

This joint and international Religious Roots of Europe programme offered by the University of Oslo explores the traditions, formative processes and mutual interactions of the three most influential religions of European culture and history: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Faculty of Theology
M.Phil. Theory and Practice of Human Rights

Human Rights: Few other concepts — legal, political or moral — can compete with ‘human rights’ as an emblem of modernity and globalisation. The Theory and Practice of Human Rights programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Law
M.Phil. Linguistics and Its Applications for a Multilingual Society

This Linguistics and Its Applications for a Multilingual Society programme offered by the University of Oslo provides an applied perspective on linguistics and multilingualism. Students spend one year at the University of Oslo and one year at the Catholic University of Louvain, receiving an international double Master’s degree.

M.Phil. Visual Cultural Studies

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies, offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway, you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory and ethnographic film making in an international environment.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education