Arctic Studies - Culture, communication and globalization

Aalborg University offers an exciting, new specialization under the Master’s programme Culture, Communication and Globalization, with a focus on Arctic communities and globalization. The region of interest in “Arctic Studies” is the Circumpolar North, including Greenland, the northern parts of Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska and Russia, the North Atlantic and the Polar Sea.

In the present years Arctic scholars have to rethink how we approach and understand the Arctic, not only because the ice is melting, but also because the political and societal scenes are chang-ing rapidly. The specialization in Arctic Studies provides an advanced understanding of the Arctic region and its relationship with the rest of world, seen in historical, social, political and cultural di-mensions. Arctic Studies contribute with new problem-based research and teaching that engages the real-life problems which Arctic communities are facing today. This specialization gives partic-ular attention to studies in the human sciences within the areas of social, cultural and political analysis, inter-cultural communication, nation-building, post-colonialism, geo-politics, international relations, globalization, governance and sustainable development (including tourism and the management of the natural and cultural heritage).
Students acquire strong analytical skills, the ability to conduct independent research, and an op-portunity to gain practical experience in relevant professional fields (internships facilitated in a broad range of institutions across and beyond the Arctic).

The program includes the following modules:

  • Cultures, Societies and Histories of the Peoples of the Arctic
  • The Arctic in the Age of Globalization
  • A project oriented course
  • A master’s thesis

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Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionAalborg University
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesHumanities (broad programmes)
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