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 major in circumpolar studies consists of 4 introductory courses (60 ECTS) and 3 specialized courses (30 ECTS). The following main courses are all available on-line:
The specialized courses are offered in the autumn semester. Other UArctic member institutions offer courses in the spring semester. BCS students may, for this reason, proceed with the specialization component of their programme in a semester of their choosing.
Students who wish to take specialized courses at a networking institution of UArctic may apply for scholarships (North2North). The academic advisor for the programme at UiN must that the chosen courses will be accepted as part of the BCS programme.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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.
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