Technology and Safety in the High North

The natural resources of the High North are attracting the industry. New offshore oil and gas fields are being developed. Minerals and mining are given increased attention.


Maritime transport in Arctic waters is growing. The fisheries have become highly industrialized. The industry faces unknown challenges and new technological solutions will be developed and safety issues must be addressed. The first year consists of 50 ECTS of mandatory courses being common to all students and one 10 ECTS elective course. In the second year the students will achieve a specialization of their field of study through elective courses and by the choice among a number of pre-defined syllabuses. The students will also carry out a specialization project. The last semester is dedicated to a 30 ECTS master’s thesis.

This programme is part of the educational offerings of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Safety and Security.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceEnvironmental protection technology
Tagssafetynatural resourcesoil and gasmineralsminingmaritime transport
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