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Programmes outside the bachelor and master structure


7.Higher Education

7.4Programmes outside the bachelor and master structure

Last update: 27 November 2023

The three-cycle degree system has been introduced throughout. However, in a few fields, there are integrated programmes leading directly to a second cycle degree (either a master’s degree or second cycle degree where the title of the former degree system has been kept). These include the following: Odontology, medicine, veterinary science, psychology, pharmacy, fish sciences, architecture, and theology. (Theology is offered at three HEIs in Norway, and at one of the three, it is given as a two-cycle programme with the possibility of obtaining a bachelor’s degree). General teacher education has been a five-year integrated Master's program since 2017. Previously, it was of four years duration and is as such still an exception to the bachelor + master degree structure.