Backend-utvikling årsstudium

Professional Degree

Back-end Development

Online Study Programme

Tech education for those who want to work on the web solutions of the future. The development and maintenance of server-based software solutions are becoming increasingly important, making back-end developers one of the most sought-after roles in the tech industry.

Online Studies

13 August 2024 More startups

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

11 March 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Oslo, Bergen*, Kristiansand*

12 August 2024

1 year full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

*Pending NOKUT Approval for Bergen and Kristiansand

Why study Back-end Development?

As a back-end developer, you will be the architect of digital solutions, working with a wide range of technologies and enjoying the opportunity to continually develop your skills. Given the high demand in the job market, back-end developers with programming language skills, an understanding of development phases, and proficiency in front-end languages are in high demand.

Throughout the programme, you will acquire the skills to design and implement server-based solutions, manage databases, and ensure optimal performance. You will gain hands-on experience across various development phases, incorporating industry standards and methodologies such as Agile. You will also develop complementary skills that will prepare you for employment, either as an independent professional or as a valuable member of a development team.

The programme is designed to equip you with practical skills and applicable solutions in the development of server-based systems. It comprehensively covers all aspects of web development and introduces you to the latest technology used in the industry.

Two-year Programme also available

After completing this one-year back-end development program, many students are ready for employment. If you want more advanced technical programming skills, you can apply directly to the second year of the two-year Back-end Development program. This will also prepare you to work as a full-stack developer.

Career Opportunities

After completing the back-end development program, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Backend Developer
  • System Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
  • API Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
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Programme information

You will commence the program by building a solid foundation where fundamental programming concepts are explained. This foundation will be further reinforced through object-oriented programming to develop structured and reusable solutions. To ensure a holistic approach to the development process, methodologies for project planning and management are introduced. Through in-depth learning of JavaScript on the server side, database administration, and the design of RESTful APIs, you will acquire other essential skills.

Throughout the program, you will have practical assignments ensuring your ability to perform development in practice with the help of relevant theory. As a backend development student, you will develop your competence through professional work and software methodologies commonly used by professional backend developers.


  • Programming Foundations
  • Front-End Technologies
  • Programming with Objects
  • Project Methodology
  • Semester Project
  • JavaScript Servers
  • Databases
  • Server Deployment
  • Exam Project
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:

  • 500 GB Hard Disk (or 250 GB + cloud storage: e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive - recommended).
  • 8 GB RAM.
  • Core i5 or above.
  • Both PC and Mac can be used.
    • PC - Windows 10/11.
    • Mac - macOS Catalina (10.15)or later.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

What is the Difference Between Back-end and Front-end?

Noroff offers study programs in both Front-end Development and Back-end Development. Choosing between these programs may be challenging. Here you will find help to navigate through the fields of front-end and back-end development.

Difference between på Back-end and Front-end

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