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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 within humanities or social science.

  • A minimum of 30 ECTS credits in modern history courses, either as a part of the specialization or in addition to it.

All students with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Oslo meet the required specialization

Further documentation for this program

Letter of motivation: We ask all applicants to the programme to add a Letter of motivation/Statement of purpose where you elaborate on your interest in modern international and transnational history, either from work or studies.

Ranking of applicants

Admission to this programme is usually highly competitive. Please note that even if you fulfill the minimum grade requirement, this does not guarantee you a study place in the programme.

You will be ranked on the basis of the following 80 ECTS credits:

  • 30 ECTS credits in modern history courses
  • The best grades from the specialization within humanities or social science amounting to 50 ECTS credits (80 ECTS credits if the modern history courses are a part of the specialization)

For students with a specialization in history or students with a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of Oslo, the grade point average will be taken from the specialization equal to 80 ECTS credits (International Studies equal to 90 ECTS credits).