Exciting new international master’s program at The Department of Education!
After a long time of detailed planning, The University Board at The University of Oslo (The University’s highest decision-making body) has granted us permission to launch a new master’s programme “Master in Education” at our Department. We are excited to welcome the first batch of students who will start their studies the autumn semester of 2022.
The Old University downtown Oslo. Photo: Anders Lien/UiO
Two programme options
The new program «Master in Education» consists of two separate specializations, which students choose between: Higher Education Studies (HES), and Education and Social Change: Childhood and Youth Studies (ESCY) (webpages will be published around September 2021). All students will first be introduced to the Norwegian Education System in its Nordic context, through a joint course ‘The Nordic Education System’. This topic will be a reference point throughout both the specializations.
The new and renewed
For those of you already familiar with the master’s programme Higher Education, you can rest assure that the program will continue as a specialization within the new program, renewed and revamped in accordance to newer research in the field and valuable feedback we have received from our students. This specialization combines higher education governance, policy and organization on the one hand and teaching and learning process on the other. It is the perfect match for anyone looking to work within the field of higher education as a researcher, administrator, policy-maker, just to name a few.
The brand new specialization “Education and Social Change: Childhood and Youth Studies” (ESCY) is an interdisciplinary programme option which uniquely ties together the concepts ‘Education’, ‘Social Change’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Youth’. This programme option will address questions such as how children and youth experience and shape social change today, and situated within the ‘Nordic model’.
We are eager to recruit both local and international students, as the combination is an asset to our program. Our Department has a long tradition with welcoming international students to our studies. This group of students represents a very important asset as they bring new ideas, as well as academic and cultural experience into our study environment. Both our academic and administrative staff are therefore eager and happy to welcome the first cohort of international students to Master in Education in August 2022!
Each specialization has separate admission requirements. For Non-EU citizens the application round opens from October 2021 – December 2021, while applicants from EU, Norway and Nordic countries may apply from February 2022. For exact dates, please visit the webpage for application deadlines.
You may find more information about the programme, its requirements and how to apply for admission as soon as the programme is published online in September.