The department offers two master’s programmes (taught in Norwegian): Equality and diversity and Science and Technology Studies (STS).

The main emphasis of the two master’s programmes is cultural changes as a starting point for asking new questions about gender, technology and knowledge.

Applicants are not required to have any specific bachelor's degree; hence the diverse student population contributes to the interdisciplinary profile of the department. Our lecturers and researchers have a diverse academic background, which includes sociology, political science, social anthropology and history. Though the department recruits students from other areas as well, the majority of the student population on our master's degree has courses and bachelor's degrees from these areas. Both employees and students thereby study technology and science, and gender, by employing interdisciplinary methods and theories,as well as their top competence.

Master students are given the opportunity to participate in the work of the research groups, and write their master's thesis on the projects of our researchers.

The department has no bachelor programme, but offers two one-year studies,  Equality and diversity and Science and technology studies, which may constitute a part of a bachelor's degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

Studies in English

The department offers two courses in English at bachelor level: KULT2207 Gender and Norwegian Culture, Paradoxes of Equality I (7,5 ects)  and KULT2208 - Gender and Norwegian Culture, Paradoxes of Equality II (15 ects).

These courses offer in-depth cultural analyses of issues concerning gender and equality in Norwegian society. Their main focus is on everyday life enactments and cultural constructions of gender.

The two courses are partly overlapping and can be taken as a part of the autumn semester programme for international students at the Faculty of Humanities


If you meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a related Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, you can apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes. You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

NTNU offers Norwegian courses that meet the Norwegian language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through NTNU søknadsweb.

08 Jun 2017