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The Master in Indigenous Studies at UIT the Arctic University of Norway offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of indigenous issues, intending to equip the students with academic and practical skills, critical thinking and knowledge to fill an important role in an increasingly globalized world


The Master in Indigenous Studies at UIT the Arctic University of Norway actively recruits students with indigenous and non-indigenous background creating an exciting cross cultural teaching and learning environment.

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is multidisciplinary and based on research conducted at UiT The Arctic University of Norway regarding the Sami and other indigenous peoples within the social sciences, humanities and law. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and contemporary context that indigenous people experience across the globe.


The Master's degree programme in Indigenous Studies prepares students for exciting careers in:

  • teaching and education
  • promotion and implementation of indigenous issues internationally
  • civil society organisations
  • government and public sector
  • project management
  • research and studies in indigenous issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Studies
  • History of Indigenous Peoples - Indigenous people, ethnic minorities and the multi-cultural society in the North
  • Indigenous Culture, Resource Management and Human Rights
  • Indigenous Revitalization - Languages, Literature and Arts
  • Methodology and Methods in Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Peoples - Politics, Institutions and Tools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline includes applications from Norway or other Nordic countries.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master's programme in Indigenous Studies requires a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 80 ECTS within social sciences, humanities, education or the social practice of law.
  • Valid international passport
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Proof of name change
  • Completion/fullfilment documentation (applicable to certain countries.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester to The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation.

Living costs for Tromsø

9000 - 15000 NOK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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