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YorkCourse in English

(BA and MA level)

The NSC’s YorkCourse in English is available to students at Norwegian Higher Education institutions, as well as to qualified teachers of English who are either Norwegian nationals or who are working in Norway. It provides a unique opportunity for students to deepen and expand their expertise in the languages, literatures and cultures of the English-speaking world while living in the UK. We are now back to the course being offered face-to-face in York.

The YorkCourse can be taken either at the undergraduate/BA level (2nd or 3rd year), or at the postgraduate/MA level (as part of a master’s degree in Norway). Students on the 5-year GLU or Lektor master’s programmes in Norway are counted as undergraduate students when in their first cycle (years 1-3) and as master’s students when in the second cycle (years 4-5). 

Students taking the undergraduate level course may opt for the Research Extension Module, which enables them to write their BA thesis (bacheloroppgave) while in York, subject to approval from their institution in Norway and the NSC.

It is at present unfortunately not possible to apply to the (undergraduate) ‘YorkCourse with School Experience’ option, which integrates up to 10 days of school observation in an English primary school into the course: because of lingering uncertainties in connection with the Corona virus situation, we dare not at present open up for students only interested in this option. There is also a relatively new option of applying to the undergraduate level course without previous university credits in English (if you have sufficient credits in other related studies). See the ‘How to Apply’ section to find out more.

Please browse the sections below to find out more about these courses, or email with any questions.

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What our students say....

"Best time of my life so far.  I have met lots of people, visited lots of places and learnt about lots of things from the friendly and funny staff. THANK YOU."

"This course features some of the best lecturers I've ever had. And they'll fatten you up with biscuits."

"A perfect way to get to know more of the English language and society."

"The teachers at the NSC are friendly and helpful and you get lots of feedback on your essays."

"The good thing is that for all three modules you are free to choose your own essay topic, so you will always find a topic that interests you."