Experience-based master

Master Programme in Waldorf Education

Are you seeking updated knowledge, inspiration, as well as tools to further develop yourself as an educator?

Consider taking our Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Research!

See the recording of our online admission talk 2023.

Hva lærer du?

Learning outcomes

In this experience-based master programme, you will deepen and expand your knowledge, skills and competence by learning to design and implement your own educational research project. We believe that educational research is a tool for renewal on both a personal and societal level. It enables practitioners to reflect on their experiences, give fresh life to professional activities and facilitate further work options. Most of our students experience how becoming an educational researcher empowers them in the sense of creating new visions and levels of consciousness.

The RSUC master programme is not a professional training that provides basic teaching and educational skills needed for instruction or other pedagogical activities. No teacher qualification is awarded on completion of the programme.

Studiets oppbygning

Programme structure

Module-based and part-time

The Master Programme in Waldorf Education consists of five modules, taken over the course of three years. Each module begins with a residential course session of one to three weeks’ duration, comprising lectures, exercises and group work. Residential sessions are followed up by individual written assignments designed to deepen and elaborate on the themes of each module. In most cases, students who cannot be present at course sessions or parts of sessions, can compensate with extra written assignments. An exception is the first module, where students must be present a minimum of two weeks.

Perpetual course calendar

Module A: week 38-40
Module B: week 10-11
Module C: week 43-44
Module D: week 22-23
Module E: week 35 + thesis presentations week 23-24


The course sessions of module B, C, and D, as well as the thesis presentations, take place at our campus in Oslo. The first module A takes place at Vidaråsen Camphill Village, south of Tønsberg, Norway. The course sessions of module E are held online.

In Oslo, students become part of the college's academic and educational community situated in the urban centre in the capital city. At Vidaråsen Camphill Village, the location’s beautiful natural setting and cultural community, into which students are invited, provide a peaceful frame for concentrated study and group building during the course session. The international community of students, usually coming from several countries and continents, is creating an atmosphere of shared academic enthusiasm, friendship and global togetherness. Most students combine work and studies.

Read more about the programme in the RSUC MA Student Handbook.

1. semester

Module A - Educational theory relevant for Waldorf education

2. semester

Module B - Methods in educational research

3. semester

Module C - Becoming a scholar: Theory, literature review and research questions

4. semester

Module D - Philosophy of education

5. semester

Module E (autumn) - Master thesis and academic writing

6. semester

Module E (spring) - Master thesis and academic writing

7. semester

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8. semester

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9. semester

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10. semester

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Videre studier og jobb

Further studies and work

Opptak og opptakskrav

Admission criteria

Applicants must have two years of educational practice, in addition to relevant studies on a level equivalent to a bachelor degree. Students should be able to master English at an appropriate level. RSUC can demand documentation.


The application deadline is 15 April 2024.

Applicants fill out an electronic application form. Please consult the admission and application criteria carefully before deciding to apply.

Prepare electronic versions of the following information and documents:

  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Diplomas or supportive certificates/documentation of higher education
  • Attestation of relevant work experience including specifications of work tasks, duration and percentage of a full-time position
  • Motivational letter (ca. one page) stating motivation, research orientation, and interest in Waldorf education

Documents in other languages than the Scandinavian languages, English or German, must be provided with an authorised translation into English. All documents are to be provided in pdf-format. Please ensure that all scans are of good quality. Maximum file size is 2 MB.

Ranking of qualified applicants

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places on the study programme, the following criteria form the basis for ranking: Relevance, level, and extent of studies; relevance, breadth, and scope of educational experience.


All instruction and discussions are held in English. Assignments can be written in English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or German. The master thesis can be written in English, Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish. Students can apply for writing the master thesis in a different language.

Tuition fee

To comply with new government regulations, the tuition fee is 60 000 NOK per term for students from outside EU/EEA who are enrolled in 2023 or later.

For students from Norway and EU/EEA, and other students who were inrolled in 2022 or before, the tuition fee is 13 150 NOK per term.

In addition for all students comes a student association membership fee of 690 NOK.

Fees are normally adjusted once a year.

Relevante dokumenter for utdanningen


Student handbook

More information

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