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Do you want to learn more about the environment and sustainability in the High North? Are you interested in indigenous issues, social conditions and politics in the Arctic regions? Do you want an international Bachelor degree with a solid interdisciplinary foundation and the possibility for exchange to a university abroad? The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies can provide insight, skills and more in these areas. This programme offers a combination of online and traditional teaching modes. The first 90 mandatory ECTS is offered as an online study. The specialization, with a focus on Northern Scandinavia and Norwegian conditions, are also offered as on-campus courses at Nord University.
The major in circumpolar studies, minimum 90 ECTS, can be combined with any other major or electives of 90 ECTS. We strongly advise students to use electives to develop a secondary major, which will provide better opportunities for admission to Master degree studies within the UArtcic network.
The major in Circumpolar studies consists of 4 introductory courses (60 ECTS) and 3 specialized courses (30 ECTS). The following main courses are all available on-line:
- BCS105X An Introduction to the Humanities and to the Circumpolar World (15 ECTS)
- BCS115X Land and Environment of the Circumpolar World I and II (15 ECTS)
- BCS125X Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World I and II (15 ECTS)
- BCS135X Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World I and II (15 ECTS)
The international BCS secretariat for the University of the Arctic (UAarctic) offers the same courses on-line, organized as seven 6 ECTS courses. These courses can be combined with our 15 ECTS BCS courses. For further information, see the course information (below) or visit the homepage of The University of the Arctic. www.uarctic.org
The specialised courses at Nord are:
- SA210S Scandinavian Politics, 10 ECTS
- SA212S Northern Scandinavian Societies, 10 ECTS
- SA218S History, Politics and Northern resources, 10 ECTS
These are available to take on-line or on campus.
The remaining 90 ECTS of elective courses can either be taken at Nord university or be recongnized, by an approved application, from another educational institution. Note that the offer of online courses at North university, besides the 90 credits of compulsory courses, may vary from year to year and that there is not necessarily 90 ECTS with relevant elective courses that can be taken online / distance learning.
If the applicant does not fulfill the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification but has experience-based competence relevent to the field of study, he or she may apply for recognition of this competence in order to fulfill the admission requirements.
No tuituion fees