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The next course(s): Spring 2021 or Spring 2021 + Autumn 2021

The deadline for applications for these courses will be 15 October 2020. If you have any query regarding the application process, please contact our Director, Kjetil Myskja, via If you need to register as an exchange student with your Norwegian home institution ahead of our application deadline, please also ask your institution to email the Director.

You will need to apply using the University of York visiting student applications page. Please follow this link to get to the correct form. 

You must also download and follow this step-by-step PDF guide to applying:

Application Guide spring 2021 (Revised application guide spring 2021 09.09. (PDF , 2,229kb))

Please note you will not be able to fill in the form correctly if you do not follow the guide. The application information in this document is hopefully definite, but we may have to revise the document as regards the consequences of the brexit process. This guide also comments on the consequences of the covid 19 and Brexit situations, to the extent this is possible.


1) A minimum of 30 ECTS credits (studiepoeng) in English on entry, with an average of C.

2) If applying without previous credits in English, a minimum of 90 ECTS in relevant humanities or social science subjects is required, with an average of B in the 50 best credits.

3) If an applicant can demonstrate relevant experience in English (such as teaching), these requirements can be modified in individual cases if places are available on the course.

4) The MA level requirements remain as below.


BA Admission requirements (on entry)

The prerequisites for admission to the YorkCourse at the undergraduate (2nd/3rd year BA) level are:

For those studying at a Norwegian University or College:

  • 50 ECTS credits (or more) of English Studies from a University or College with an average of C or over

  • Between 30 and 50 ECTS credits of English Studies from a University or College with an average of B or over  

For applicants to the 'YorkCourse with School Experience':

  • Minimum of 30 ECTS credits in English Studies from a University or College with an average of C or over.

For applicants without any background in English Studies:

  • Minimum of 90 ECTS credits in any relevant Humanities and Social Science subjects, with an average of B or over in your 50 best credits. (Relevance will be decided on an individual basis on application.)

For Norwegian nationals (and other residents of Norway) who are English teachers or can otherwise demonstrate significant professional background in English:

  • The above entrance requirements may be modified. Please contact us with brief details of your experience and qualifications before applying.

 MA admission requirements (on entry)

The prerequisites for admission to the YorkCourse at the master's level:

  • If you are currently studying (or about to undertake) a master's degree in English at a Norwegian institution of higher education you are eligible to apply for the MA level YorkCourse, in either Autumn or Spring. For those in 5-year GLU/Lektor programmes, you need to be in year 4 or 5 of your cycle to be admitted on the MA level YorkCourse.
  • Alternatively, you might be interested in applying to study part of your MA at the University of York (Department of Linguistic Science or Department of English and Related Literature) in the Spring term only (fees apply).

If you think you might be interested in the future, why not get in touch and we can send you reminders of application deadlines and other information.  Email and/or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @nsc_york.