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Borderology (Joint Master Degree)

The Joint Master Degree in Borderology is a new Master programme offered by Murmansk Arctic State University (MASU) in Russia and Nord University (Nord) in Norway. The Master programme has a focus on political philosophy and is delivered in the border zone between Russia and Norway. The programme covers culture and cooperation in the relevant border zones, especially how local cross border cooperation can function as a bridge between traditional cultural and environmental differences. The programme explores how cooperation in border zones can generate "tools" for solving conflicts, both locally and globally, thereby creating a new type of international dialogue largely neglected in traditional state diplomacy.

NB: This programme is not open for applications 2017-2018.

Joint Master Degree in Borderology

ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Start semester
Teaching language English
Faculty The Faculty of Education and Arts
Campus Murmansk and Kirkenes
Application deadline

Job opportunities

Graduates can choose from careers within cultural administration, business, resource administration (especially seafood, oil and petroleum in the Barents Region), multilateral project work (between Western European and Russian institutions), peace building and conflict prevention.

Further education

Graduates are qualified to apply for admission to the PhD in Professional Practuce at Nord and at other institutions in Norway and abroad.

Students should contact MSHU about admission requirements for their doctoral programmes.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

 

Proficiency in English language

 

Completed Bachelor degree equivalent to a Norwegian Bachelor degree, with an average grade of C or better.

 

Frequently asked questions about admission

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

February 1 Local admission for non-European Union/EEA citizens

March 1 Applications based on prior learning or exceptional circumstances

April 1 Local admission for European Union/EEA citizens

April 15 Central admission for applicants with Norwegian education (refer to information about admission to Norwegian-taught programmes)

April 15 Local admission for applicants with Norwegian education (refer to information about admission to Norwegian-taught programmes)

NB We do not review qualifications or applications prior to the applicable deadlines. Applications submitted after the applicable deadlines will not be considered.

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Study plan

Programme description

The programme aims to develop students knowledge about, understanding of and critical thinking around cultural interaction between Western Europe and Russia, through philosohpical reflection as well as study of the literature.

The programme is designed around twelve modules, which focus on philosophy of science, ethics, history and philosophy in order to strengthen international leadership and communication concerning global economic and environmental challenges. The programme has a foundation in the principles of the Bologna Declaration.

The study elucidates the cultural contact between Western Europe and Russia by ¿measuring Kant against Dostojevskij¿ i.e. by picturing the relationship between Russia and Western Europe in philosophy terms, and not only by looking at literature. the study programme is built up around 12 modules in the philosophy of science, ethics, history and philosophy in order to strengthen international leadership and communication concerning global challenges in economy and the threat against the environment. The programme is based on the ideas established in the Bologna Declaration.

To strengthen the international atmosphere of the programme and the networking, the students study together. 50% of the programme takes place in Norway (Kirkenes) and 50% in Russia, Nikkel/Murmansk. The study is organised as a part-time programme, spread over 4 years with 7-8 teaching sessions each year. Suitable for all with a professional education (nurse, teacher, journalist etc.) including a Bachelor-degree.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
The candidates will:

  • Have advanced knowledge in the field of political philosophy and how the border zone can be used as a zone for dialog and development.
  • Have advanced knowledge of how the study of the various philosophical disciplines may lead to a systematic strengthening of his/her basic individual capacity of reflection.
  • Get advanced knowledge about the conceptual background of their actual professions and practice.

Skills:
The candidate will:

  • Be able to analyze and make critical reflection concerning professional experience and research.
  • Be able to evaluate and criticize scientific work and research.
  • Be able to discuss and resolve philosophical problems.
  • Be able to give a lecture demonstrating knowledge in philosophy and borderology.

General competence:
The candidate will:

  • Get a broader philosophical competence and training in scientific research methods, up to master degree level; build on his/her own practical knowledge and life's experience.
  • Be qualified to deliver a larger philosophical work in the field of borderology
  • Be qualified to use their personal and professional experience and practise in their area of work as a basis for further development of knowledge and competence.
  • Be qualified to create arenas for cultural dialog

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

 

Proficiency in English language

 

Completed Bachelor degree equivalent to a Norwegian Bachelor degree, with an average grade of C or better.

 

Frequently asked questions about admission

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

February 1 Local admission for non-European Union/EEA citizens

March 1 Applications based on prior learning or exceptional circumstances

April 1 Local admission for European Union/EEA citizens

April 15 Central admission for applicants with Norwegian education (refer to information about admission to Norwegian-taught programmes)

April 15 Local admission for applicants with Norwegian education (refer to information about admission to Norwegian-taught programmes)

NB We do not review qualifications or applications prior to the applicable deadlines. Applications submitted after the applicable deadlines will not be considered.

Further education

Graduates are qualified to apply for admission to the PhD in Professional Practuce at Nord and at other institutions in Norway and abroad.

Students should contact MSHU about admission requirements for their doctoral programmes.

Study abroad

This programme is based on the ideas established in the Bologna declaration. To strengthen the international atmosphere of the program and networking, the students will study together. 50% of the duration will take place in Norway (Kirkenes) and 50% in Nikel/Murmansk.

Costs

Semester registration fee and course literature, in addition to travel and accommodation costs.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

If the applicant does not fulfill the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification but has experience-based competence relevent to the field of study, he or she may apply for recognition of this competence in order to fulfill the admission requirements.

 

General arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Grades can also be awarded as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".

 

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Graduation requirements

Master thesis

Programme evaluation

The programme is evaluated via student questionnaire, as well as by the programme director. The evaluations form a part of the university's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Refer to

Regulations concerning studies and examinations at University of Nordland

 

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