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Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas

UIT the Arctic University of Norway

Master
24 months
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About

The Master in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas at UIT the Arctic University of Norway provides interdisciplinary approaches to academic content and includes courses delivered by instructors from different departments and faculties at each partner institution. In addition, the program provides practical content, including technical courses.

Overview

The Master in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas at UIT the Arctic University of Norway affords all students a unique opportunity to conduct applied research with industry, government, and Indigenous peoples and institutions on issues concerning natural resource management, consultations and negotiations, and economic development or other governance issues in the circumpolar north.

The program is offered flexibly, in both a part-time schedule over eight semesters (4 years) and in a full-time schedule over four semesters (2 years). These two formats facilitate the involvement of students who have already begun their careers and wish to complement their education with a master’s degree, while also allowing more academically focused students to complete the program more quickly.

By the end of the program, students will have:

  • advanced knowledge about actors, institutions and processes of vital importance for the development in the circumpolar North, and an understanding how different governance systems may hamper or promote social and economic innovations
  • a solid understanding of the economics underpinning the natural resource industry in Northern and Indigenous regions;
  • a solid understanding of domestic Indigenous rights in different countries, as well as international Indigenous rights;
  • substantial insight into the potential for political, entrepreneurial and social innovations in northern and remote regions, as well as the barriers to positive developments in the circumpolar world;
  • an appreciation for the value of applied research and its integration for effective decision-making, policy development, planning and implementation by Indigenous and northern communities, organizations, businesses and governments
  • a unique understanding of the interconnected nature of the issues and challenges in Indigenous and northern areas.

Careers

The program prepares students for doctoral programs in public policy, indigenous studies, sustainable development, and other related fields. Graduates of the GENI program will be prepared for careers in various levels of government; at economic agencies; with industry and in private entrepreneurship; in consulting, and with non-governmental and community-service organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Graduate Academic Writing
  • Research Methods and Indigenous Research Ethics
  • Professional Communication
  • Circumpolar Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiations and Consultations in Northern and Indigenous Areas

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, law or education and a statement of intent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • semester fee of NOK 625 (57 EUR)

Funding

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