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About us

What makes the Norwegian Study Centre at York special?

We are the only permanent study centre based in the United Kingdom for students from Norwegian universities and colleges and teachers of English in Norway.  We are based at the University of York which is just a short walk from the beautiful city of York in Northern England.

Our courses

Our courses are tailor made for our students by experts within the field. They are taught solely in English with an emphasis on using the English-speaking environment to do in York what cannot easily be done in Norway, often this involves project work and visits to appropriate venues.

We offer a number of different courses for different student groups. Briefly they are:

1) Short courses

Our short courses on British Literature, Culture and Linguistics are typically one or two weeks in length and cater primarily to Students studying English at a Norwegian University/College, Teacher Trainees and/or Existing Teachers (In-service courses).  Specialised courses for groups from the public and private sector in Norway may be available on request.

2) YorkCourse in English at either the 200-Level (undergraduates) or 300-Level (postgraduates)

Our YorkCourse in English covers three modules: English Literature, Cultural Studies and Language/Linguistics and is available at undergraduate and postgraduate level.   These modules count for 30 ECTS credits. Undergraduates can study with us in York for a semester or an academic year, and may choose to write their Bachelor's thesis/dissertation (oppgave) whilst in York should they wish to do so.  Postgraduate students can take a semester-length MA-level YorkCourse as part of their master's degree in Norway. Students on the YorkCourse do not pay any tuition fees.

3) A term studying on a Masters programme

This course, administered but not taught by the NSC, is for students completing their masters in either English Literature or Linguistics in Norway who would like to study modules at the relevant department in York for one term (Spring term only).  Fees apply.

Further details about each of these courses can be found using the links on the left.

Our teaching

Our teaching takes many forms: from one-to-one consultations with tutors, through small-group seminars, to larger workshops and lectures.

Tutors are always available for contact, and every YorkCourse student is also assigned a personal supervisor who’s available for advice and support on any aspect of university life.

For more information about NSC staff and their research and teaching interests please visit our staff pages.

Our university

The University of York is amongst the top ten British Universities for both research and teaching quality and is located in one of the most beautiful and historical cities in England making it the perfect place to visit for both teaching excellence and to experience British culture.

Established in 1963, the main campus is about three kilometres from the city centre. The total student population is now more than 20,000.

The university is organised around eight colleges, each of which has its own computer rooms, common room, cafeteria, dining room and bar. Our students are free to use the facilities in all colleges.

There is a lively and stimulating student scene on campus, with over 100 different student societies, 2 concert halls and a large sports centre.

For more information about the University click on the links below:

Three students walking on campus

I highly recommend the courses at the NSC. Through a wide range of courses, you get the opportunity to acquire lots of new knowledge within new fields. All this with good support from knowledgeable professors.

Anonymous, YorkCourse student Spring 2022