Circumpolar Studies

One year programme (E-Learning)

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 online.

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 online.

Study model

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

Opptak på bakgrunn av realkompetanse etter gjeldende norske regler.

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 Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​  EU/EEA: April 1 Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15
ECTS Credits 60
Study level One year programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Online

Application deadline and admission

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

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