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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:

  • A specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits in either humanities or social sciences, not a combination
  • and at least 40 ECTS credits in media and communication studies, which might be a part of the specialization/major or come in addition to it
  • A minimum of 7.5 ECTS credits in research methods in humanities or social sciences (with a knowledge of at least one qualitative or quantitative research method).

Ranking of applicants

Applicants are ranked:

  • according to the grade average in their major in media and communication studies of at least 80 ECTS credits, or
  • according to their grade average on the basis of 80 ECTS credits as follows: 60 ECTS credits in media and communication studies and the best grades in the specialization amounting to 20 ECTS credits.

Applicants who cannot be ranked according to their grade average, will be ranked on the basis of an individual assessment. In addition to your grade average, your motivation letter will be evaluated and taken into consideration when ranking your application for admission.

Admission to the Department's master's programmes is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum requirements, this does not guarantee you a study place in the programme.

You normally cannot be admitted to a master's degree programme or study option within the same subject area as a previously completed master's degree at the University of Oslo.