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Adventure Knowledge

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Programme description

The study program is directed at foreign exchange students who through activities wish to learn about Northern Norway. The study programme is suitable for everyone working with human relations as teachers, in the tourism-industry, as art and culture presenters, or in the health service. The students participate in activities encouraging experience and learning. The learning outcomes through activities in different subjects as geology, outdoor activities, art, cultural heritage, and experience-based pedagogy are articulated in essays and blog. The programme is divided into 3 separate courses of 10 ECTS each: Course 1: Experience of Nature Course 2: Experience of Art, Architecture and Cultural Heritage Course 3: Experience Pedagogy The courses can be taken independently of one another. This makes the courses compatible with other courses offered by Nord university.

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Learning outcomes

The different courses describe specific their different learning outcomes. However, all courses focuses on the natural and cultural landscape of Nordland through geo-, outdoor-, art-, and cultural heritage-experiences. Through different activities the students will, therefore, gain a consciousness and insight of the identity of people, the North-Norwegian society, and the nature people are adapting to.

Career possibilities

Adventure Knowledge provides a great specialization for students who wish to work with programme development, planning or implementation across a range of fields in both public and private sectors, including tourism, culture, social work and education. The package provides a unique experience for teachers.

Further education

The package can be incorporated into a full degree Bachelor programme, either at Nord University or at a partner institution. The package has to be approved by the mother institution.

Study abroad

The programme Adventure Knowledge is directed at foreign students. Norwegian students are also encouraged to join the study programme.


The students are charged for accommodation costs, c. 300 NOK per night, on compulsory field-trips in two of the courses ¿ specified in course-descriptions. No tuition fees. Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

If the applicant does not fulfill the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification but has experience-based competence relevant to the field of study, he or she may apply for recognition of this competence in order to fulfill the admission.



General arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".

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Assessment methods

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Graduation requirements

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Programme evaluation

The programme is evaluated via student questionnaire, as well as by the programme coordinator. The evaluations form a part of the university's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

ECTS Credits 30 Study level Half-year programme and shorter Teaching language
The Faculty of Education and Arts
Course location Bodø