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Borderology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
How do you collaborate across borders? How do you understand traditional, cultural and environmental differences? The study programme explores how collaboration in border zones can develop tools for solving conflicts locally, nationally and globally - thereby creating a new type of international dialogue largely neglected in traditional state diplomacy.


The programme aims to develop students' knowledge about, understanding of and critical thinking around cultural interaction between Western Europe and Russia, through philosophical reflection as well as study of the literature.

The programme is designed around twelve modules, which focus on philosophy of science, ethics, history and philosophy in order to strengthen international leadership and communication concerning global economic and environmental challenges.

The study elucidates the cultural contact between Western Europe and Russia by "measuring Kant against Dostojevskij" i.e. by picturing the relationship between Russia and Western Europe in philosophy terms, and not only by looking at literature.

To strengthen the international atmosphere of the programme and the networking, the students study together with half of the seminars taking place in Northern Norway and the other half in the Murmansk-region in Russia.

Year 1: BO301P: Writing subjectivity (30 ECTS)

Year 2: BO302P: Borderology (30 ECTS)

Year 3 and 4: BO303P: Master thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing subjectivity 
  • Borderology 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Copies of your high school/secondary school diploma and transcripts
  • For admission to most master degree programmes and courses at Nord University, applicants require a bachelor degree or other tertiary qualifications equivalent to a Norwegian bachelor degree. Nord University will evaluate your qualifications upon application and receipt of required documentation.
  • Copies of your final diploma and transcripts from higher education.
  • Proof of English requirements.
  • Copy of passport. We require only the pages that contains your full name, date of birth and photo identification.
  • Documentation of name change (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

Semester registration fee and course literature, in addition to travel and accommodation costs.

Living costs for Bodø

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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