Bachelor's Programme in English

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

The Bachelor’s programme in English (180 ECTS) will provide you with a solid understanding of the history and culture of English-speaking countries, as well as an extensive linguistic knowledge of the language.

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 normally organise a study trip to York, UK, if this is possible.

In the second year you will choose courses that will supplement your English studies. You may choose courses in a variety of fields. We offer courses in Norwegian for international students on different levels, as well as a course in Norwegian Society and Culture. You may also choose to spend one or two semesters abroad as an exchange student.

In the third year you take advanced courses in language and literature. In the final semester you will write your bachelor’s thesis under the guidance of a supervisor.

What do you learn?

  • You will acquire knowledge about English language, literature and culture
  • You will develop your skills in oral and written English
  • You will learn to make judgements concerning literary works and understand the cultural context in which they were written
  • You will acquire insight into how the major English-speaking cultures have developed
  • You will acquire theoretical tools to understand literature, culture and language
  • You will learn to reflect critically and independently
  • You will learn to collaborate academically with others.
Application deadline
Entry requirements

Entrance requirements are Higher Education Entrance Qualification for international applicants and certified language requirements in English.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

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.

Recommended prior knowledge

Solid knowledge of English exceeding the minimum requirement of one year at upper secondary school / high school.

Application period

  • Non EU/EEA international applicants: From 1 November till 1 December.
  • EU/EEA applicants: From 15 January till 1 March.
  • Applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway who do not met the Norwegian language requirement: From 15 January till 1 March.
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Bachelor, 3 years
City Kristiansand
Credits 180.0
Language of teaching English