Northern Studies - one year programme

STUDIESTED: Online, Other
Northern-Studies-one-year-programme

The World of the High North - How does life in the northernmost part of the world affect nature resources, politics and economy? What is unique about this region? And how can its inhabitants be best prepared for the coming century? If you want to make a difference to the peoples of this region, and prefer an online study, we welcome you to this amazing multidisciplinary one-year experience. The study can be extended to a bachelor in Northern Studies. You will see the world with new eyes. In a good way.

Facts
Duration:1 Years
Location: Online Other
Credits (ECTS):60
Qualification:None
Admission requirements:Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English
Application deadline:December 1st
Application code:2066
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The aim of the program on Northern Studies is to provide a broad introduction to different issues affecting land, environment and sustainability of the worlds northern areas and resources, peoples and living conditions. The educational program consists of five courses, all taught online. The core courses are all designed for self-study/ online teaching backed up by a manual for self-study situations.

If you want, you can proceed with the advanced emphasis courses of minimum 30 credits/ ECTS and electives of 90 credits to make up a complete bachelor degree program, Bachelor of Northern Studies of 180 credits (ECTS).

Core courses

We can offer you the following introductory courses:

BNS 100 X An Introduction to the Circumpolar World (Spring and Autumn term) 10 credits
BNS 115 X Land and environment of the Circumpolar World (Spring term) 15 credits

BNS 120 X Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World (Autumn term) 15 credits

BNS 131 X Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World I (Autumn term) 10 credits

BNS 132 X Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World II (Spring term) 10 credits

Progress

Semester start for the online courses will be on September 1st for the Autumn semester and February the 1st for the Spring semester. The core courses are taught by making use of an internet based teaching program, Classfronter, and all of the exams are carried out online.

Students who complete the one year program in Northern Studies can apply for admission to our Bachelor degree in Northern Studies.

Objectives of the program

  • To provide knowledge of environmental issues, nature, natural resources, management and sustainability in the circumpolar areas of the North.
  • To provide knowledge in cultures, politics and living conditions in the Northern areas, with a special focus on the indigenous populations.

Learning outcomes:

By the completion of the program students have acquired knowledge, skills and competence on

  • an inter-disciplinary approach to High North issues
  • knowledge on essential features of land, ecology and environment
  • analytical capacity in ecosystem and communities
  • analytical capacity in High North politics and cooperation
  • competence on peoples and cultures of the High North
  • competence on politics and economy of the High North

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.

Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:

  • The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

  • The application deadline for self-financing applicants is December 1st for admission to the autum semester.
  • Online application, study code 2066.
Are you an international applicant? Read more here.

All these courses are taught online by the use of the teaching program Classfronter. The courses are made up by modules corresponding to lectures on different subjects and followed by questions for self-testing as well as for exam purposes. While studying and answering module questions, you are also doing parts of the course exam, all by the use of Classfronter. All of the study material and additional syllabus for the courses will be found on the home page for the course (Classfronter). All you need is access to a PC and Internet. You can then study wherever you are staying as long as you are registered as a student at UiT - The Arcitc University of Norway and have access to internet.

Assessment

Each course is divided into modules with compulsory module questions to answer. The course instructor will give feed-back on these answers to the students.

The students' academic performance will be assessed both through answers to given questions and a final written home-based exam, lasting for three days. The final exam result is assessed and graded.

The one year program is offered in English and constitutes a part of the Bachelor of Northern Studies degree program, which is designed to serve international students in combination with one semester stay at the campus.

An online study program elaborates skills in continuous learning which is a demand for being updated on societal development in general and on High North issues in special.

If you want, you can proceed with optional (four options) advanced emphasis courses of minimum 30 credits/ ECTS and electives of 90 credits to make up a complete bachelor degree program, Bachelor of Northern Studies of 180 credits (ECTS).



Contact
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Møller, Per Magne


Universitetslektor
Phone: +4778450232 per.m.moller@uit.no

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