About Education, Master Degree - at Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo
Do you want to learn more about higher education policy and student learning? Are you curious about how children and youth experience and shape social change? The international Master’s in Education offers two specialisations; one with a focus on higher education and the other on education and social change. All courses are in English.
About the programme
Our international Master’s programme offers you a unique opportunity to acquire advanced academic skills, competences and knowledge in two areas of specialisation:
- Education and Social Change: Childhood and Youth studies (ESCY):
The specialisation offers international studies of children and youth with reference to the ‘Nordic Education Model’. It treats childhood and youth, the two formative phases in life, as a continuum. We will address topics and issues such as
- The implications of growing up in a digital culture
- The making of new social inequalities concerning children and youth
- The impacts of migration on children and youth
- Long-term and sustainable policy concerning children and youth
- Higher Education studies (HES):
This international programme focuses on higher education as the main institutionalised domain in any society where the two primary knowledge processes of education and research come together. The programme covers:
- international and supranational dimensions
- national and regional levels
- universities and colleges as organisations from the central leadership to the study programme/curriculum level
- teaching and student learning
The Master’s in Education at the University of Oslo (UiO) is the only research-oriented master’s programme that combines these two specialisation areas.
The programme provides a highly interactive and supportive learning environment, where the academic staff and students work closely together in various learning environments. The programme starts with a joint course that introduces all students to the specific features of Norwegian education in its Nordic context, after which you continue with the specialisation that you have selected. All courses are in English.
The University of Oslo hosts one of the leading Faculties of Educational Sciences in Europe, and research is the cornerstone of the University’s ongoing development as an educational institution of high international standing.
There are numerous student societies, which all University of Oslo students may join.
If you have an interest in writing, you can write for Pedagogisk Profil, which is a student-driven magazine. You can also contribute to the study environment by joining Kjellerutvalget – the organisation responsible for the Faculty's student pub, or you can get involved with the UV – Student Union and be a representative of the students at the faculty.
Further studies and career opportunities
The career options for the programme’s graduates are plentiful, both within and outside education sectors, national as well as international. These include careers in academia, in the private sector such as consultancy firms, but also in the public sector, including national ministries and international organisations.
As a graduate, you are eligible to apply to PhD programmes in Norway and elsewhere.
You can find more information about further studies and career opportunities on our website. We have also interviewed some of our alumni on what they have been doing after graduating from the University of Oslo.
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