Circumpolar Studies

Bachelor's degree in Bodø

New students 2020

Registration and important information

Welcome to the Bachelor in Circumpolar studies programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences

​The teaching is held digitally the first year of this programme.

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Semester registration
All students must register and pay the semester fee. This year it is especially important that students register and pay the semester fee early to be able to access digital platforms. You can register when you have received your student number. Please follow this guideline:


Reading list
You will find the reading list by clicking on each course description in the study model below.

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At Nord University, we believe the Arctic is an important player in our global future. With our abundance of natural resources and the right innovative approaches, the Arctic regions can contribute to solving global challenges related to food, climate and energy. The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies provides in-depth knowledge about environment and sustainability in the High North. Candidates gain insight into indigenous issues, social conditions and Arctic politics.

Programme description

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At Nord University, we believe the Arctic is an important player in our global future. With our abundance of natural resources and the right innovative approaches, the Arctic regions can contribute to solving global challenges related to food, climate and energy. The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies provides in-depth knowledge about environment and sustainability in the High North. Candidates gain insight into indigenous issues, social conditions and Arctic politics.

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Study model

The information applies to the current academic year. Changes may occur.
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Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification. Documented proficiency in English language

Job opportunities

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 of Circumpolar Studies provides a broad and relevant background for jobs and employment in both the private and public sector where interdisciplinary knowledge on circumpolar issues is required.

Further education

The programme provides a foundation for application to various master degree programmes, including the Master in Social Science at Nord University.

Study abroad

The specialized courses are delivered both at Nord University and at other UArctic member institutions located both in Norway and abroad. Students who wish to take specialized courses at UArctic partners may apply for a scholarship (North2North). It is recommended that students go on exchange from semester 4.

Northern Arctic Federal University (Russia):

To qualify for exchange, students must have successfully completed a minimum of 60 ECTS with a weighted grade average of C.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​, EU/EEA: April 1, Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​, EU/EEA: April 1, Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15

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