Knowledge Production and the Global South (FLKM4210)

Master's course
For exchange students

In this course, students will explore the concept of knowledge production, and associated core paradigms in the production of knowledge about the world. This extends to consideration of Global South / North dynamics in the production and dissemination of knowledge, and decolonial challenges to European universalism.

  • Admission requirements

    Reference is made to the Regulations relating to Admission to Studies at OsloMet. In addition, the following applies to the to the Master Programme in International Education and Development:

    The general basis for admission must be completed and passed:

    • Bachelor of education, preschool/early childhood education, pedagogy or equivalent, with 60 credits of specialisation in multicultural or international studies, social sciences or religious studies.
    • A bachelor’s degree in development studies or other relevant social science disciplines.
    • For specialisation in International Education in the Global South (see below) 60 credits of educational science is needed.

    International courses and relevant social science subjects include social geography, sociology, social anthropology, political science, economics, history and area studies that cover developing regions or other development-related areas.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    The application deadline is 15 April.

  • Content

    The academic content of this course is centred on the concept of knowledge production, with particular reference to the Global South. It consists of some ‘philosophy of science’ covering core paradigms about knowledge production and how we can know about the world. This is extended to consideration of Global South / North dynamics in the production and dissemination of knowledge, including in formal education, and their relationship to models of and approaches to (sustainable) development.

    Decolonial challenges to European universalism are addressed, including questions of the use and place of languages in education and knowledge production, differential economic and political power, and associated histories of development.

  • Course description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

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