General admission criteria to master’s programmes are given in Regulations concerning Requirements for the Master’s Degrees, established by the Ministry of Education and Research. The general requirement is completed bachelor’s degree, cand.mag.-degree, or other degree or vocational education with a scope of minimum 3 years’ duration.
Further regulations concerning admission are given in Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder.
Adopted by the head of the Academic Affairs Committee by authority 3 February 2021.
1. Academic basis
a. A Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS). Suitable academic backgrounds are from economics, management, life sciences, engineering, political science, geography, or law. Students with other relevant higher education may also apply.
b. A minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
c. Proof of English language proficiency i. IELTS Academic - The British Council's International English Language Testing Service - minimum overall score of 6.0 ii. TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language - minimum score of 80 (internet-based), 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) iii. Equivalent tests, refer to UiA web page about language requirements
2. Ranking of applicants
Admission is competitive and based on grades. A weighted grade average is calculated from all grades in the Bachelor’s degree.
3. Conditional offer of admission is not offered for this programme.