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Required academic background (visible to UiO employees only)

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 major or specialization constituting at least 80 credits in Social Anthropology or related fields (such as cultural studies, human geography, development studies, or area studies).

A bachelor's degree with the specialization in Social Anthropology from one of the following programmes at the University of Oslo qualifies for the master programme in Social Anthropology:

For more information about which subjects form the basis for admission for applicants from approved interdisciplinary bachelor's programmes, please see admission criteria for interdisciplinary programmes.