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Available places


Required specialization

Bachelor's degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.

Required specialization and minimum grade requirement

You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system. We do not use conversion tables for foreign grades. All foreign education is individually evaluated during the admission process.

Please note that eligible applicants who fulfill the minimum grade requirement will compete for a study place. Please see the section on ranking for more information on selection criteria.

Required specialization - valid for the autumn 2021 intake and onwards:

A specialization on Bachelor's level equivalent to 80 ECTS credits (approximately 1 1/2 year of study) in social behavioral sciences such as psychology, education, sociology, economics, political sciences or relevant studies in natural sciences or humanities with a measurement/statistics orientation. At least 15 out of the 80 ECTS must be courses in quantitative research methods or statistics.

The following studies do not qualify for admission: arts, language and literature studies, law studies, theology, profession-oriented studies in business & related areas such as PR and marketing.

Further documentation for this program

Motivation letter

Upload a one page letter of motivation explaining your interest in the programme, potentially relevant prior education or experience related to test development, and your reasons for applying to the programme.  

Ranking of applicants

Selection is based on your academic performance in the required subjects for this programme.

Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, you are not guaranteed a study place in the programme.

The admission committee may give you additional points for your letter of motivation.