Northern Scandinavian Politics and Society

The semester package Northern Scandinavian Politics and Society focuses on the Nordic countries, emphasising the northern resources, politics and features of the Nordic societies.

Northern Scandinavian Politics and Society - 30 ECTS credits

ECTS Credits 30
Study level One term programme
Start semester Autumn 2017
Teaching language English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Bodø
Application deadline  

Job opportunities

Building knowledge about the Nordic countries, politics, societies, indigenous peoples and topical items, the programme is relevant for a wide range of jobs.

Further education

The semester programme will in combination with the BCS core courses and 90 ECTS electives, constitute a Bachelor in Circumpolar Studies. This Bachelor is a foundation for admission to Master in Social Science - International Northern Development.

 

 

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Language requirement.

This semester package is designed specifically for exchange students. Please go to "How to apply" for more information about becoming an exchange student at Nord University.

Programme overview

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Study plan

Programme description

The Programme consists of 3 courses each providing 10 ECTS:

  • SA 218S History, Politics and Northern Resources
  • SA 212S Northern Scandinavian Societies
  • SA 210S Scandinavian Politics

In conjunction with Advanced Emphasis courses within the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies, this package lays the foundation for further studies at a Masters degree level, in Norway or abroad.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme the candidate will:
  • have knowledge about the political development towards the present political systems in the Nordic countries
  • be familiar with concepts central to the political systems of the Nordic countries, such as Social Democracy, the Welfare State, Consensual Democracy, Corporatism
  • have knowledge about central aspects of the Nordic societies such as educational systems, gender equality, religion, language, welfare systems, Indigenous People and minorities
  • have knowledge about the history and present challenges in The High North, including different agencies of cooperation, foreign and security policy, natural resources, sustainable development, rights of Indigenous People

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Language requirement.

This semester package is designed specifically for exchange students. Please go to "How to apply" for more information about becoming an exchange student at Nord University.

Further education

The semester programme will in combination with the BCS core courses and 90 ECTS electives, constitute a Bachelor in Circumpolar Studies. This Bachelor is a foundation for admission to Master in Social Science - International Northern Development.

 

 

Study abroad

Advanced Emphasis courses as supplementary courses to the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies core courses are delivered at several other member institutions in the University of the Arctic (UArctic), both in Norway and abroad. Students wishing to take Advanced Emphasis courses at a foreign university can apply for a scholarship (North2North) through the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies.

Costs

No special costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Admission based on real life and work experience (formal, informal and non-formal prior learning) according to current Norwegian regulations.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations can be found in regulations for studies and exams at University of Nordland (UiN), as well as the special regulations "Regulations for examination candidates at UiN". The Norwegian assessment and grading system uses the letter grades A-F, in which A denotes the best grade and F denotes failed. Grades can also be given as: passed/not passed or approved/not approved.

Assessment methods

Compulsory work and home examinations.

Graduation requirements

Final graduation requirements for the one semester programme consist of completion of the 30 ECTS required.

Programme evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students using course evaluation studies and by the programme director. The evaluations are included in the university's quality assurance system

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Here we refer to Regulations pertaining to studies and exams at University of Nordland (UiN) as well as local regulations and directives, see University Rules and Regulations.