autumn 2014
AE_04 Nordic and Russian Government in a Comparative Perspective - 10 ECTS

Last changed 09.01.2016

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Subject can be taken as single course

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:
Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list.

Admission code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Course content

The goal is to provide the students with analytical tools and background for analysis of the Nordic model of government as well as for Russian government.

Objectives of the course

After completing the subject, the candidate:

Knowledge: will be familiar with basic analytical perspectives on political analysis

Skills: will be able to understand how the Nordic consensual democracies are working

Attitudes: will be able to understand the organisation and functioning of Russian government

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Online teaching by presentation of written lectures, eventually in combination with audio-studio lectures.


Final evaluation; including several semester based tasks and one final exam.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course


  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: AE_04