Northern Studies

This three-year multidisciplinary degree focuses exclusively on the Circumpolar World, posing the questions: How can people in the northernmost part of the world make the most out of this coming century? Will their lives be affected by environment changes? How can intelligent governance give way to new ideas and innovation?


The Circumpolar World- How can people in the northernmost part of the world make the most out of this coming century? Will their lives be affected by environment changes? How can intelligent governance give way to new ideas and innovation? If you see yourself as one who could make a difference for this region, we welcome you to this amazing three-year multidisciplinary degree. It will make you a better world-citizen. And that's a promise.

The Northern Studies degree program consists of five introductory courses and three advanced emphasis courses and an elective section consisting of 90 credits. The aim of the foundation courses about the Circumpolar North is to provide a broad introduction to different issues affecting the Northern areas and living conditions. The core and the advanced emphasis courses are all offered in English and have been designed for online/distance teaching or on-site teaching. If you are doing BNS as a double degree, you can use credits from other programs for the elective part (90 credits) of Northern Studies.

Program details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyHumanities (broad programmes)Political science and civicsEconomics
Tagsarcticenvironmenthigh northculturemultidisciplinarycircumpolarenglishgovernment
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