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English, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Bodø, Norway
The Bachelor in English at Nord University provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of English language, with a focus on its practical, scientific and artistic aspects. Through engaging the field's dynamic intellectual tradition, students develop their capacity for critical reflection within a broader cultural perspective.
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The Bachelor in English at Nord University is an academic programme for students wanting to explore English language, literature, culture and history. The programme emphasises linguistic and in particular literary subjects and provides a thorough introduction to these, well as prepares students for further English language education on master's degree level.

Upon successful completion of this programme, the candidate:


  • Has knowledge of the structure and linguistic tools of texts, and of critical and analytical approaches to literature as well as other texts
  • Has knowledge of genres and their key characteristics, norms for academic text production, responsible use of sources and privacy issues
  • Has knowledge of contemporary literature theory
  • Has knowledge of the social life, history and a broad range of cultural expressions in English-speaking countries, including key works in English language literary tradition


  • Has a confident and appropriate use of English orally and in writing, in different situations and genres, using the language with precision, flow and context.
  • Can analyse and write research-based articles about literary texts, and apply precise and appropriate terms when working with texts
  • Can explore public life, history and cultural expressions in English-speaking countries
  • Can work independently with various issues in English

General competence:

  • Can maintain and develop his or her own English language competence
  • Can adjust academic material and language to his or her target audience
  • Can collect and process research material
  • Can apply English language knowledge and skills in an academic and professional context

Job Opportunities

The Bachelor in English provides knowledge and skills that are in demand in the public and private sectors, and in a range of occupations. It can be combined with further studies to qualify students for pedagogical positions. Other relevant career paths include the cultural sector, media, management and tourism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • English Language
  • British Studies for Bachelor of English
  • American Studies for Bachelor of English
  • Research and Writing
  • Exam Philosophicum - Novo
  • Modernist Fiction: Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald
  • Early English
  • Business English 
  • Bachelor Thesis in English

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Copies of your high school/secondary school diploma and transcripts.(a) 
  • Copies of your final diploma and transcripts from higher education.(b)
  • Proof of English requirements.(c)  
  • Copy of passport. We require only the pages that contains your full name, date of birth and photo identification.
  • Documentation of name change (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

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  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Bodø

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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