Master, 2 år
Studieform: Undervisning ved lærestedet
Studietempo: Heltid

Informasjon er oppdatert av Universitetet i Stavanger

9. februar 2024.

Om studiet

Is the book an endangered species? Are text messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds?

Literacy Studies is defined as the study of reading, writing and the written text in a social and cultural context. This master’s programme focuses on literacy studies in an English-speaking context, and includes literary, linguistic and educational approaches.

The programme provides high-quality instruction in an intimate but dynamic research environment with many international links.

The Master of English and Literacy Studies is a full-time study over two years. Students from EU/EEA can after admission to the program apply for a transition to a part-time study over four years. The part-time study is identical to the full-time study. Teaching will go simultaneously for full-time and part-time students.


Undervisning ved institusjonen


1. A bachelor´s degree, which includes at least 80 ECTS credits in English language and literature, is required. 30 of the 80 ECTS credits in English language and literature must be at advanced level, i.e., from the final two years of the Bachelor degree. Courses within translation, interpretation and English language teaching cannot be considered for admission to this programme.

2. Norwegian "grunnskolelærer" education (4 years), which includes at least 60 ECTS credits in English and minimum 2 years relevant work experiences within this subject area in the Norwegian school system.

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade C in the courses in English language and literature. Applicants with an education where it is not possible to calculate grade points from parts of the degree, must have a grade of C in the entire degree in order to be qualified for admission. If you have an education using a different grade scale than ECTS grades (A-F), the grade point average must be comparable to a Norwegian C.

Application: through local admission

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The programme also qualifies students for further study at PhD level.


The Master in English and Literacy Studies can lead you to a wide variety of careers within areas such as education, media, publishing and culture.


Gain a competitive advantage in the job market - study abroad!

UiS has exchange agreements with higher education institutions in the Northern region, Europe, and outside of Europe. There are many options and the choice is yours! You will find information on our webpages about where and when you can study.

There are many good reasons for completing part of your education abroad, and increased career possibilities is just one of them. In addition to standing out in the job market, you will also improve your language skills, develop your academic perspectives, and gain personal growth. There is no doubt that study abroad is a rich and unique life experience!

Application deadlines for exchange is 1st of September for the Spring term and 1st of February for the Fall term.

Read more on www.uis.no/en/outbound


Master's Degree Programme in English and Literacy Studies