Teaching and examinations

Teaching and learning Methods

Courses are structured as seminars, with students responsible for preparing assigned readings in advance and participating actively in discussion. Students are expected to develop and pursue research questions individually through qualifying papers, semester papers, and the Master’s thesis.

Compulsory attendance

The compulsory courses, IBS4000 - Research Ethics, Information Resources and Advanced Academic Writing for Ibsen Studies, and IBS4001 – Theoretical, Methodological, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ibsen Studies, are based primarily on in-class student activities. Attendance in these courses is compulsory, and students cannot be absent for more than 30% of the scheduled class meetings.
For more information see the course page for each individual course: Courses in Ibsen Studies


All courses are taught in English, but students may submit their written work, including qualifying papers, examinations and Master’s theses, in Norwegian.


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Forms of examination and assessment

The form of examination and assessment varies by course, and may include a semester paper, a three-day take-home examination, or an oral examination. Please consult the individual course page for information about the specific examination form for that course.

Language of examination

The language of examination is either English or Norwegian.

Grading scale

The programme option contains both courses using the pass/fail scale and courses using the grading scale with five steps from A to E for pass and F for fail, cf. § 6.1 i Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo (Norwegian only). Each course description provides more information about the grading scale in use.


Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Aug. 16, 2019 12:40 PM