Circumpolar Studies

One-year programme (E-Learning)

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Registration and important information

Welcome to the one-year programme in Circumpolar studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences

​The teaching is held digitally on this one-year programme.

Registration
You can reg​ister as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and the e-learning platform Canvas. Registration deadline is September 1st.​​


Timet​​ables
The class timetable will be available in TimeEdit in the course of the summer holidays. Follow the links below to check if your timetable has been published.


After you have completed semester registration, you can log in to TimeEdit and see your personalized timetable.

Course literature

Any questions?
​Please visit our page >> New student​

Are you intrigued by the wild and icy regions of the High North? Are you interested in the history and living conditions of indigenous peoples? Do you want to know more about the unique arctic environment and its natural resources as well as contemporary political debates around social, cultural and environmental issues?

The Northern Studies programme provides students with a broad introduction to social, environmental, cultural and political topics relevant in the High North. It provides a solid foundation for further High North studies or can be taken as an independent unit for those who just wish to learn more about the region. The programme is taught on-line.

Programme description

Are you intrigued by the wild and icy regions of the High North? Are you interested in the history and living conditions of indigenous peoples? Do you want to know more about the unique arctic environment and its natural resources as well as contemporary political debates around social, cultural and environmental issues?

The Northern Studies programme provides students with a broad introduction to social, environmental, cultural and political topics relevant in the High North. It provides a solid foundation for further High North studies or can be taken as an independent unit for those who just wish to learn more about the region. The programme is taught on-line.

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Study model

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

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Job opportunities

The Northern Studies programme provides a solid background for further study within the social sciences. As an addition to other bachelor level studies, it provides students with the critical skills and knowledge-base to work in a range of positions related to the High North. These could include teaching, tourism and work in cultural and communication sectors.

Further education

The one year study programme in Northern Studies qualifies graduates for admission to further studies at the Bachelor level in Circumpolar Studies at Nord University, or at other universities. It can also be incorporated into other Social Science degrees.

Study abroad

There are no student exchange possibilties on this programme.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15
ECTS Credits 60
Study level One year programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus E-Learning

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15

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