BSc in English at Nord University, Norway

Nord University 3 Years
Norway Full Time
Bachelor Onsite

In an age where English is emerging as the common, global language for science, society, and cultural exchange, English language skills are essential for participation in cultural and scientific debates.

The Bachelor of English provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of English language, with a focus on its practical, scientific, and artistic aspects. Through engaging the field’s dynamic intellectual tradition, students develop their capacity for critical reflection within a broader cultural perspective.

Our excellent lecturers have long educational and work experience from the UK and USA and can offer students a program with an internationally high standard, in both the linguistic and cultural components.

A Bachelor of English opens the doors to careers and further education for a diverse range of occupations, both in Norway and abroad.

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Course Details:

Mode of delivery – ONLINE ONLY in 2020

The first semester of the Bachelor in English will be delivered entirely online in autumn 2020.*

Online study “trip”
In the autumn semester, new students will have the opportunity to participate in a one-week online course delivered by the Norwegian Study Centre in York, as part of the course SP171 British Studies for Bachelor of English. No international travel is required in order to participate. The online course is free of charge.​

Semester registration

You can register as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and the e-learning platform Canvas.
This year, it is especially important that you participate in digital learning arenas.
Received a student number?

>> Register as a student at Nord University.

Participation and orientation
Students located in Norway are invited to attend an onsite orientation meeting. For new students studying online, the meeting will be streamed in Zoom. We recommend attending the orientation meeting, where you will receive lots of useful information and have the opportunity to see and hear your lecturers.
Orientation meeting
Bodø (Auditorium Regine Normann): Friday, August 14 from 9 am – 11 am.
>> Go to the Zoom meeting in the e-learning platform Canvas (student account required).

Student account required
The Zoom meeting requires you to have a student account, so we recommend completing your semester registration as soon as you receive your student number (see above).


Digital learning forms an important part of education at Nord, regardless of the mode of delivery. It is important to have the right equipment.
All student should have access to:

  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet access
  • Headset
  • Web camera​
We recommend the following standard:
OS PC: Windows 10 // OS Mac: supports​ Mojave (10.14)
Browser: Chrome
Minimum i3 2GHz processor  // Minimum 4GB RAM
10GB available space on the hard drive
Minimum 2 Mbit/s for general IT services
6 Mbit/s for Zoom with video
2 Mbit/s for Zoom without video
Contact information​

If you have questions about the commencement of the program in general, contact the academic advisor:

Anna Elisabeth Kristoffersen
+47 75 51 77 81

>> Book an academic guidance session​

Special learning arrangements

I have special needs that affect your learning situation, you can apply for special arrangements in teaching and examinations.

>> Read more about special learning arrangements here.​

*Please note that online programs do not provide a basis for prolonged stays in Norway. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration will not grant a study permit for the period in which the program is delivered online.
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Enrollment Requirements:

Higher education entrance qualification

Documented proficiency in the English language

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Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free Of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Linguistics and languages

Degree Level:


Language Requirements:

If you have your Higher Education Entrance Qualification from an English-speaking country or have taken higher education in English, you may fulfill the requirements without any of the English tests above.  Check NOKUT’s GSU-list for country-specific information about documenting proficiency in the English language. The test scores provided on NOKUT’s overview are for the bachelor level.

English language tests and scores:

  • Completed and passed an English course (140 hours per year / 5 hours per week) taken at Norwegian upper secondary school.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 500 on the written test or 60 on the online test. Nord University’s TOEFL code is 1648.
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.0.
  • University of Cambridge First Certificate in English OR Certificate in Advanced English OR Certificate of Proficiency in English

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About the University/Institution:

Nord University is committed to delivering relevant educational programs and research, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, and welfare, health, and education. Nord University was founded and accredited on January 1 2016 and is a state-owned higher education institution.

Regional ties

Nord University has a focus on developing regional networks with communities, businesses, and industries, which is strengthened by a decentralized model. Cooperation between the university and community and working life stimulates development, through the education of professionals and leaders and through research that contributes to economic growth.

Global perspective

Nord University has established collaborations with international partners in the High North and around the globe. Established joint degree programs and research projects with, among others, Russia, Ukraine, and Slovakia, build on strong educational networks. Nord University admits exchange students from partner institutions from around the world and supports a lively and diverse student community.

Application Deadline:

Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​ 
EU/EEA: April 1
Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15
NB: We do not review qualifications or applications prior to the applicable deadlines. Applications submitted after the applicable deadlines will not be considered.
Please note: These dates relate specifically to programs taught in English and aimed at the international market. Different deadlines may apply for applicants to the central admissions authority. Programs offered through central admissions (Samordna opptak) require Norwegian language qualifications. SeeNorwegian-taught programs or the Norwegian admissions page for more information.
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