History and Culture of the Circumpolar World: comparative research

This degree program is designed for those who plan to combine teaching History with a professional career in History research with Arctic focus. The program is aimed at overcoming the national hegemonies in the High North region interpretation. The strong focus on the competition between northern states in claiming sovereignty over resources and areas in the Arctic resulted in the diverse practices of the northern societies histories, cultures and identity interpretation. The multicultural and postcolonial challenges of the globalizing world force us to develop the transnational perspective on the northern societies studies.

Duration: 2 years
Workload: 4 semesters — 30 ECTS each semester (60 ECTS — courses, 60 ECTS — Research and Practice)

Program structure

The program includes 3 modules with compulsory and elective courses:

  • Module "Comparative research of circumpolar countries: history and contemporary time"
  • Module "International cooperation and rivalry in the Arctic: history and contemporary time"
  • Module "EU and Russia in the Arctic: History of Political and Cultural Interaction"


Master’s Diploma by Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History/Humanities, Social and Political Sciences or equivalent
  • English proficiency (B2)

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionNorthern (Arctic) Federal University
Fields of studyHistory and archaeologyHumanities (others)
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