The programme provides a solid academic background for work in the public and private sectors where knowledge and understanding of the High North is an advantage. The programme is also well suited to teaching professionals who wish to broaden their academic foundation.
The Bachelor degree in Circumpolar Studies arose from cooperation between the University of Nordland and the University of the Arctic.
The programme is comprised of a core component worth 90 ECTS as well as electives. The core component is taught entirely online and the programme offers otherwise flexible progression for mobile students. Elective courses can be taken at University of Nordland, at another home institution or with one of our exchange partners. The specialisation in Northwest Russian Relations includes one semester in Arkhangelsk.
This programme aims to provide insight into and knowledge about the Circumpolar North with emphasis on:
The programme provides knowledge of and insight into social, cultural, economic and political conditions in the Circumpolar North.
Upon completion, the student should:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
The major in circumpolar studies consists of 4 introductory courses and 3 specialized courses. The following main courses are all available on-line:
The specialised courses at UiN are:
The Higher Education Entrance Qualification is comprised of requirements for the scope and content of secondary (high school) education, as well as language requirements for English and Norwegian.
Regarding the requirements for scope and content of secondary education, most applicants from Europe meet these through completion of a secondary school certificate, which would provide the grounds for university admission in the home country.
Applicants coming from outside Europe may need to demonstrate at least one year of university study in addition to a secondary school certificate. Please consult the GSU list issued by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education for country-specific requirements.
Nord University does not charge tuition fees. However, the Norwegian Government requires that students from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EU/EEA) can provide a minimum amount of money to cover living expenses for one academic year in Norway.
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