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Studying Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (M.A., Magister Artium) is the most common Master's degree besides the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and nowadays awarded by most universities in Europe as well as world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Magister and Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus. The study duration of a Master of Arts programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered.

According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved. A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. The Master of Arts is typically awarded in fields such as languages, history, geography, philosophy, fine arts but also social sciences and has thus an overlap with the Master of Science.

In order to receive a Master of Arts, the completion of a dissertation based on independent research is usually required besides the completion of courses.

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.

10 Master of Arts Master's degrees in Norway

M.A. Design

The MA programme in Design at Bergen National Academy of the Arts offers practical, methodological as well as theoretical skills to work with design at an advanced level – functionally, aesthetically as well as ethically.

M.A. East Asian Culture and History

Study the historical interplay between tradition and modernity in East Asian cultures. Develop expertise in your area of focus, be it China, Japan, or Korea, and assume a comparative East Asian perspective. The East Asian Culture and History programme is offered d by University of Oslo.

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M.A. Migration and Intercultural Relations

The Migration and Intercultural Relations is offered by the University of Stavanger. It is The European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies.

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M.A. Fine Art

The Master’s Programme in Fine Art at Bergen Academy of Art and Design provides students with the artistic, methodological and theoretical tools to work in the field of contemporary art, and is designed to stimulate students’ deeper understanding of art and contemporary culture. The study programme is research-based, and the faculty members’ own research forms the basis for teaching.

M.A. Music Performance

The Master of Arts in Music Performance is a highly international programme, with a strong emphasis on performance and individual artistry. The programme is suitable for both classical and jazz/improvisation oriented students.

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M.A. Literacy Studies

Is the book an endangered species? Are text 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?

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M.A. Ibsen Studies

This Ibsen Studies programme offered by the University of Oslo provides students with in-depth knowledge of the works of Henrik Ibsen and their cultural and historical context, as well as extensive training in relevant humanities research methods.

Faculty of Humanities