Admission

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Available places

20

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.

Either

Specialization equivalent to at least 80 ECTS within subjects from the humanities or social sciences.

or

Specialization equivalent to at least 80 ECTS in sustainable development, or equivalent subjects, as long as the specialization is deemed relevant for the program.

Further documentation for this program

Motivation letter: You must upload a motivational letter of 1-2 pages where you elaborate on your interest in or background from development and environmental issues, either from work or studies.

The motivational letter should include:

  • a short description about you and your background
  • relevance for the master's programme Development, Environment and Cultural Change
  • why you are applying for the study 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.