Lule Saami Language

Programme description

Current research shows that the Lule Saami language has a unique grammar that challenges our understanding of language and grammar and provides new information about the human capacity for language.

Our bachelor degree in Lule Saami Language provides a comprehensive introduction to Lule Saami language, emphasizing the practical, the scientific and the pedagogical. Through this program, students develop their oral and written skills in Lule Saami, learn linguistic terminology and become acquainted with Saami literature and the literature of other Indigenous peoples. By encountering new perspectives on Lule Saami grammar and literature, students strengthen their critical thinking skills and learn to understand language in an entirely new way.

A bachelor degree in Lule Saami can open up many opportunities for higher education and employment in Norway and other countries.

Career opportunities

Candidates with Lule Saami language competence are in high demand in public management, research, education, in the media and as an interpreter in various contexts. There is an increasing need for candidates with Lule Saami language competence in academia, public administration as well as private companies, and candidates are in high demand.

Student exchange

Nord University has relevant partnership agreements with the University of Umeå, Sweden and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Following further studies

The Bachelor program in Lule Saami Language is a flexible programme. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates may qualify to apply for admission to masters degree programs in Saami.
The study is gathering-based, and there are 3-4 gatherings each semester. The gatherings will mainly be at Ájluokta/Drag in Hábmer/Hamarøy.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification with a minimum of Saami as secondary language from upper secondary school or have successfully passed the University`s Lule Saami introduction course levels 1 and 2.