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Diploma for a freely-composed bachelor’s degree

You can apply for a freely-composed bachelor's degree for combinations of studies of up to three years (180 credits). You will receive an English-language diploma supplement together with your diploma.

What must the degree contain?

Examen philosophicum / examen facultatum

  • All degrees must contain examen philosophicum (10 credits).
  • If a course group of at least 80 credits is in cultural and social science subjects, your degree must also contain examen facultatum (10 credits).
  • If a course group of at least 80 credits is in natural science subjects, you will not need to take examen facultatum to achieve the degree.

Course group amounting to at least 80 credits (specialization)

  • The academic specialization must be in a course group of at least 80 credits.
  • The faculty will stipulate requirements for the course groups that can be included. View a list of course groups at UiO.
  • There are separate requirements for students specializing in law, psychology or economics.
  • Older specializations/course groups that are not listed on the website may occasionally be used as well. For example, if you have taken an intermediate level subject under the former system (90 credits), this may cover the requirement of an 80-credit group.
  • The title of the degree will depend on the academic specialization. It will either be "Bachelor of Arts" or "Bachelor of Science".

Course group amounting to at least 40 credits (support group)

  • You can use all 40-credit groups from UiO. Your support group must normally be within another discipline than the one you have specialized in.
  • The faculty will stipulate requirements for the course groups that can be included. View a list of course groups at UiO.
  • If you have taken a foundation level subject under the former system, a one-year programme or the equivalent, this may fulfil the requirement of a 40-credit group.

Elective courses

  • The degree may contain up to 40 credits from elective courses. If examen facultatum is not a requirement, the degree may contain up to 50 credits of elective courses.
  • If the other components of the degree are larger than required, the requirement regarding elective courses will be reduced accordingly.

Credits required from UiO

At least 60 credits of the degree must have been taken at UiO in order to receive a bachelor's degree from the university. Apart from this, you may apply for recognition of education from other institutions.

Students who have taken their education at several institutions should check the requirements for bachelor's degrees at the other institutions.

If you already have a bachelor's degree from UiO, the new degree will need to contain at least 60 new credits, and must have a different specialization than the previous degree. The 60 new credits may be part of the specialization or be included in a different way.

Diploma supplement

You will receive an English-language diploma supplement together with your diploma. It follows a European standard and includes a description of the Norwegian educational system.

Students who received a diploma before UiO began enclosing diploma supplements can order one separately.

Send your application

Questions?

Contact the faculty's student information centre.

 

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Published Dec. 14, 2016 1:43 PM - Last modified Mar. 10, 2017 3:26 PM