• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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English is one of the dominant languages worldwide, and English language skills are in high demand. A good proficiency will increase your chances of collaborating with people all over the world, giving you an advantage in the job market.

The high level of English proficiency in Norway is reflected in the excellence of the teaching, which is primarily in the hands of professors who are English native speakers and experts in their respective fields. 

The first year gives you a broad introduction to the language and literature, as well as the cultural history of Great Britain and the USA. During the first semester we organise a study trip to York, UK.

Career opportunities

The  English programme at the University of Agder is not a vocational programme. This means you will have to decide what you would like to work with in the future and compose your degree accordingly. Student advisers and career counsellors may help your planning by recommending electives and discussing job opportunities.

English skills are in demand, both in the private and the public sector. A thoroughly planned degree may be a door-opener. Employers will be looking at the total of your competencies, including work experience and organisational work in addition to the actual degree.

Active participation in the Alumni association will provide you with an additional organisational experience which may increase your chances in the job market.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American and British Literature and Culture
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • English Grammar
  • Academic Writing in English 
  • Practical English
  • Aspects of English Morphology 
  • African-American Literature 

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

  • Entrance requirements are Higher Education Entrance Qualification for international applicants and certified language requirements in English.
  • The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. You may find what is considered university entrance qualifications from your country in the 'GSU' list. This list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. 

Tuition Fee

There are no tuition fees at UiA.

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Living costs for Kristiansand

  • 9412 - 14770 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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