Academic disciplines

Our specialist areas of focus are where we bring a range of academic disciplines together in order to contributes to knowledge-based development at the regional, national and international level.

Programmes and Courses at UiT are categorised in to ‘Academic disciplines’, also called ‘Fields of study’. It is a classification system used as an umbrella term to describe specialisations (concentrations), areas of research and disciplinary areas within the university. The academic disciplines include:

  • Humanities and Media Studies
  • Engineering and Civil Engineering
  • Fine Arts, Dance, Drama and Music
  • Teacher Training and Educational Sciences
  • Marine Studies, Fisheries and Biosciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences and Social Work
  • Tourism, Sports and Outdoor Recreation
  • Social Sciences and Law
  • Safety, Societal Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Language and Literature
  • Economy, Management and Business Administration


International cooperation is a precondition in order for UiT The Arctic University of Norway to offer outstanding education and world-leading research for students, trainees, researchers, academic groups and staff from our partner universities.

Click on the links below for more information about our international contacts, cooperation and research possibilities at UiT.


UiT has partner institutions from all over the world. We welcome students through bilateral agreements or international exchange programmes and networks, such as Erasmus+, Nordplus, Barentsplus, Fulbright and North2North.

Click on the following links to learn more about the process of nominating students for exchange, admission requirements for exchange or Fulbright students:


UiT offers all students a distinct advantage over many universities around the world: there are no tuition fees.

We welcome applications for admission from students from all over the world with no discrimination to race, religion, age, gender or nationality to study in Norway. At UiT, we use a web-based application service called SøknadsWeb (Application Web) for the submission of online applications. The admission intake starts in October and the deadline for submitting all required documents is 1 December every year.

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UiT offer a variety of module courses and programmes taught in English at both Master's and Bachelor's level in subjects such as: Fisheries, Tourism, Engineering, Peace and Conflict, Technology, Marketing, Buisness, Mathematics, Biology, Economy, Contemporary Art, Geology, Linguistics, Indigenous Studies, Health/Medicine and Law.

Please consult our online Study Catalogue to learn more about our offers by clicking here:

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