Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation (Master Degree)

Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo Norway

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
August

International course fees
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About Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation at Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo

In everyday life, work, sports, and in research, we are constantly comparing and ranking people and their achievements. You are and have been tested, assessed, and evaluated throughout your life. The goal of the Master’s in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation is to train students to become measurement specialists in the social and behavioural sciences.

About the programme

Measurement is the cornerstone of science and evidence-based practice. In the social sciences, we face the challenge of measuring human behaviour, thoughts, opinions, learning, performance, and so much more. A focus on evaluating the two key quality criteria for measurement instruments – reliability & validity – runs as a leading thread throughout the master programme.

Assessment refers to a wide variety of methods and measurement tools used for multiple purposes:

  • Assessment of learning involves measurement of learning and achievement against set standards. It can happen on the individual, institutional or system level.
  • Assessment for learning involves gathering evidence about individuals' knowledge, understanding and skills, throughout the teaching and learning process to inform instruction practices.
  • Assessment as learning involves individuals actively monitoring their own learning and using a range of strategies to decide what they know and what they need to learn next.

Assessment data are systematically collected, analysed, and used to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of various interventions, policy changes, programmes and project innovations. As assessments and evaluations have become essential in evidence-based education and business, there is a growing demand from both public and private sectors for professionals that bridge the field of academic research and professional practice.

The academic staff in the programme comes from many different countries across all continents. This allows us to give you a Norwegian, a Nordic, and an international perspective on assessment, measurement and evaluation. All courses are fully taught in English.

The University of Oslo is a publicly funded university and charges no application or tuition fees. This also applies to international students, no matter which country you come from.

Study Environment

This master's programme brings together students, teachers, and partner organisations from across the world.

  • Courses are taught in English
  • The academic staff come from many different countries across the continents. This allows us to give you a Norwegian, a Nordic, and an international perspective on assessment, measurement and evaluation.
  • Through the overarching research centre CEMO, this academic programme connects with activities, applications, and partner organizations in government & industry. For some master's students, it will be possible to collaborate with one of these partners while writing your thesis.

Further studies and career opportunities

Upon completing the programme, you will have a versatile background that qualifies you to continue working as researcher within the social sciences or to work with statistics, data analytics, and measurements in private or government-owned enterprises.

Your methodological background gives you an edge when applying for PhD positions in different fields across the social sciences, both in Norway and abroad.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsAugustDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

The University of Oslo is a publicly funded university and charges no application or tuition fees. This also applies to international students, no matter which country you come from.

Some international applicants (citizens outside the EU/EEA/EFTA), however, must document their financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway.

Entry requirements

Application deadlines

Applicants residing in Norway and Nordic citizens:

  • The application portal opens 1 February
  • The application deadline is 15 April 

Applicants from EU/EEA and Swiss citizens:

  • The application portal opens 1 February
  • The application deadline is 1 March

Applicants from outside EU/EEA and Switzerland:

  • The application portal opens 15 October
  • The application deadline is 15 November

Study programme starst in August every year.

Answer three questions in our admission guide to get:

  • your application deadline
  • admission requirements
  • which documents to submit
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What students think about Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo

    Wanted to become an expert in higher education

    Enzo N. Rossi completed his Master's degree in Higher Education in 2015. Today he works as an external consultant for the University of Oslo's Department of Informatics in their project DHIS2 (District Health Information Software). 

    - In my current job, the degree from UiO is going to be especially useful moving forward. The company I work for are expanding into the area of education, and my specific knowledge of that sector is definitely going to be beneficial. 

    After moving to Norway and completing his degree, Enzo has a lot of good memories from his years at UiO. 

    - My classmates were total stars! I learned a lot from them and their varied backgrounds. I feel like I made many friends through getting involved with student life and events, so I definitely recommend doing that, Enzo tells us.

     

    For people with an analytical mindset that are looking for a new challenge

    Oscar Skovdahl Jørstad completed his Master's degree in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in 2020, he now works at The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. 

    This program suits people who have an analytical mindset and are looking for a challenge. You can be part of a field that is not quite mainstream yet and still growing. You will acquire skills that are sought after by a growing number of workplaces.

    I feel really lucky to get such a relevant job. I am now working with what I studied in the program.

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