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Programme description

English is a world language and has a central role in education, work, communication, leisure, and for personal growth. As citizens of the world, we need good English skills and intercultural awareness. The Online One-Year Program provides a useful introduction to important themes in the subject, while offering flexibility in its learning methods.

Career opportunities

The English One Year Programme facilitates professional language and communication development for professionals working across a range of fields in both the public and private sectors, including communication, tourism, culture, education and social work.

All classes, except the trip to York, will be delivered online only.

There are usually classes online four days a week, but some weeks there will be classes five days.

The teaching normally takes place between 09.15 - 14.00. The teaching is compulsory, with a requirement of 80% attendance. There is no recording of the teaching.

Admission requirement: Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse)
A one-week stay at the Norwegian Study Centre at the University of York, England, is offered as part of this course. The course fee is around NOK 2500 and includes tuition and accommodation. Expenses for travel and meals are extra. 


After graduation, the candidate

  • have foundational knowledge of the sound structures, word patterns, and grammatical structure of the English language as well as insight into the acquisition of a second language
  • have knowledge of English and its developing role as a contact language for people from different countries and cultures, as well as its importance in the workplace
  • have knowledge of and can distinguish between literary genres
  • understand the conventions of academic writing, including responsible use of secondary sources and research ethics
  • have insight into the possibilities for the subject's role in developing interpersonal communication, values, respect, and tolerance
  • have knowledge of strategies for linguistic, thematic, critical, and analytical approaches to literature and other texts


After graduation, the candidate

  • have the ability and expertise to further their professional development in English within
  • our present academic structure
  • can use appropriate methods for describing the structure and expression of the English language within its social and cultural context (i.e. discourse analysis)
  • can analyze and write research-based articles on literary texts, and also apply precise and customized concepts in working with texts
  • can explore historical, contemporary, children’s and young adult literature as a means of learning about language, values, and cultures
  • can use both oral and written English functionally and confidently for varied audiences


After graduation, the candidate

  • can convey relevant subject matter in English in an appropriate way
  • can use digital technologies as a means of learning and reflection
  • can work independently and with others

No tuition fees for students within EU/EEA/EFTA.

Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

More information for students with citizenship outside te EU/ EEA and Switzerland: