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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.

This programme requires a specialization on bachelor's level in political science equivalent to 80 ECTS credits, containing:

  • courses in international politics/relations and comparative politics
  • a research methods and statistics course equivalent to at least 10 ECTS credits. The course must cover regression analysis, operationalization, research design and SPSS (or another programme for handling large data sets)

Further documentation for this program

  • Syllabus and course descriptions. All applicants must submit detailed information about the courses that are part of the required specialization (e.g. reading lists, course descriptions, a document containing links to relevant websites etc.)

  • If the language of the original document is not English or a Scandinavian language, you must upload a translation (preferably made by an authorized translator). Please note that the original language version must always accompany the translation.

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.

Grade requirement in 2016

In 2016 the grade requirement for admission to the programme was a strong B. The programme received approximately 500 applications.