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ENG4114 – Text and translation

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Course content

The course introduces and focuses on one or more problem areas in the field of Norwegian/English translation. Different theoretical approaches (based on contrastive linguistics, text linguistics and translatology) are used in the analysis of concrete problems and texts. The course has an important practical component consisting of the translation of a given number of pages.

Learning outcome

The aim is to give students insight into theoretical problems in connection with translation, and to improve their practical competence in translating texts between Norwegian and English.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the master programs in language or LAP.ENG2158 – Translation into English.

Recommended previous knowledge

A good proficiency in written and oral English and a very good proficiency in Norwegian. The teaching is developed primarily for students with (near) native competence in Norwegian, but the course can also be taken by students with other mother tongues.


The course is taught throughout the semester with 2 hours per week, 28 hours in all. There is a mid-term break (one week in autumn term, two weeks in spring term) during which the students are expected to prepare obligatory assignments and otherwise study on their own. 80% attendance is required.


Three written assignments are to be handed in within specified deadlines during the course. Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the two consecutive semesters when the course is given. The assessment will be based on a three-day take-home exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The results will be found at the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

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