Nordic Politics and Society

One term programme in Bodø

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The semester package Nordic Politics and Society focuses on the Nordic countries, emphasizing the northern resources, politics and features of the Nordic societies. The semester package consist of three courses of 10 ECTS (studiepoeng) each, and is designed for exchange students. The courses are also offered as specialization courses in our Bachelor in Circumpolar Studies.

Programme description

The semester package Nordic Politics and Society focuses on the Nordic countries, emphasizing the northern resources, politics and features of the Nordic societies. The semester package consist of three courses of 10 ECTS (studiepoeng) each, and is designed for exchange students. The courses are also offered as specialization courses in our Bachelor in Circumpolar Studies.

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Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Language requirement: see general guidelines for admission

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

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

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 if the student is admitted to the Bachelor programme. This Bachelor is a foundation for admission to Master in Social Science - Arcitc Societies and Climate Change.

Study abroad

This semester package is offered for students coming for exchange to Nord University.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline April 15, 2022
ECTS Credits 30
Study level Shorter programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline April 15, 2022

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