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Circumpolar Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Bodø, Norway
With our abundance of natural resources and the right innovative approaches, the Arctic regions can contribute to solving global challenges related to food, climate and energy. The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies at Nord University provides in-depth knowledge about environment and sustainability in the High North.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies at Nord University, minimum 90 ECTS, can be combined with any other major or electives of 90 ECTS. We strongly advise students to use electives to develop a secondary major, which will provide better opportunities for admission to Master degree studies within the UArtcic network.

The major in Circumpolar studies consists of 4 introductory courses (60 ECTS) and 3 advanced courses (30 ECTS). 

The following main courses are all available on-line:

  • An Introduction to the Humanities and to the Circumpolar World 
  • Land and Environment of the Circumpolar World I and II 
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World I and II 
  • Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World I and II 

The advanced courses at Nord University are:

  • Nordic Politics
  • Nordic Societies
  • History, Politics and Northern resources

These are available to take on-line or on campus.

The remaining 90 ECTS of elective courses can be taken at Nord University or at another educational institution. Courses taken at other institutions needs to be recognized, or pre-recognized, by Nord University. Note that Nord University don't offer all the remaining 90 ECTS of electives online or as distance learning.

International candidates who wish to complete the full degree at Nord should plan to move to Norway in the second year, in order to take courses delivered on-site. The faculty can adjust the programme structure to enable international students to take year 3 entirely online.

Job Opportunities

The programme provides a solid academic background for work in the public and private sectors where knowledge and understanding of the High North is an advantage. The programme is also well suited to teaching professionals who wish to broaden their academic foundation.

The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies provides a broad and relevant background for jobs and employment in both the private and public sector where interdisciplinary knowledge on circumpolar issues is required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World
  • History, Politics and Northern Resources
  • Norwegian Politics and Policy
  • Security Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Copies of your high school/secondary school diploma and transcripts.(a) 
  • Copies of your final diploma and transcripts from higher education.(b)
  • Proof of English requirements.(c)  
  • Copy of passport. We require only the pages that contains your full name, date of birth and photo identification.
  • Documentation of name change (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bodø

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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