Master in Literacy Studies
Study at the University of Stavanger
Our vision is “to challenge established facts, explore the unknown, gain insight and find wisdom, to benefit society at large and our students and staff.”
In order to realise this vision, we need staff, students and people around us who are curious and hungry for knowledge. We are convinced that a collective commitment to this ambitious vision will help us produce wiser individuals who will be better equipped to meet the future and everyday challenges.
UiS, like all Norwegian higher education institutions, has implemented measures dictated by the Quality Reform. The two main reasons for the reform are achieving improved quality in higher education and research and following up the Bologna's process and Norway's obligations in that regard.
|Programme website||http://www.uis.no/literacy (Opens in new window)|
|Programme duration||2 years|
The course is concerned with reading and the written language, with focus on the English-speaking world. It combines different approaches, including linguistic, cultural, historical, social, didactic and literary ones.
Texts studied during the course will range from medieval manuscripts to comics and e-mails. Some of the topics to be studied are:
There will be good opportunities for students to focus on their own areas of interest.
|Application deadline||The Electronic Application Form opens every year on the 1st September. There are 2 deadlines: 30th November for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries and 1st March for EU/EEA citizens.|
(What is this?)
The course normally builds upon an undergraduate degree such as the Norwegian Bachelor degree or equivalent, which includes at least 80 credits (ECTS) in English. (This corresponds to 1 1/3 year of full-time study).
The evaluation of the students is based on their individual qualifications in relation to the prevailing rules.
Students with a different educational background may also be found qualified for admission on the programme; such cases are considered individually by the Faculty.
English language proficiency required.
|Tuition||No tuition fees|
|Subject area||Languages and Philological Sciences|
|Language of teaching||English|
|Application procedures||For application form please see: http://www.uis.no/literacy ("All you need to know" section).|