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Nord University

24 months
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About

The Master in Social Science at Nord University provides an in-depth knowledge of analytical, methodological and theoretical approaches to Social Science. The two specializations are Social Work, and Arctic Societies and Climate Change.

Overview

The Master in Social Science at Nord University comprises 120 ECTS credits, which is the equivalent of 2 years full-time study. The programme offers two specialisations; Social Work, and Arctic Societies and Climate Change. The master's thesis comprises 30 ECTS credits and is written in the final semester of the programme.

The specialization courses comprise 30 ECTS credits taken in the first two semesters of the programme (autumn and spring). The specialization courses are mandatory for students on the respective specialisations. (The course `Introduction to Circumpolar Studies, which is a part of the specialization in Arctic Societies and Climate Change, is offered at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.) There are also two mandatory courses, common for both specialisations, during the first study year - Social Science Analysis and Quantitative and Qualitative Methods I.

During the third semester, both specialisations offer specialisation-related courses comprising 30 ECTS credits. The specialisation in Arctic Societies and Climate Change also offers the opportunity for an exchange semester abroad during this semester, provided that there are exchange student places available at partner institutions.

Courses with less than 10 registered students will be provided as reading courses.

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student will have:

  • Thorough knowledge of social sciences and his or her selected specialisation, as well as a reflective attitude towards this knowledge
  • Thorough knowledge about scientific theory and research methods, and the ability to apply this critically and in keeping with his or her own competence
  • The ability to analyse professional issues based on a social science perspective

Skills

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Bring forth and discuss ethical issues in social sciences and in society at large
  • Apply methods and perspectives of social sciences on practical challenges and specific tasks
  • Keep him- or herself updated on new and relevant research, and to apply this on his or her own academic work and professional practice

General competences

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to:

  • Use his or her own competence to interpret a single phenomenon in a broader social science context
  • Develop, plan and conduct research work in accordance with academic requirements to methods and content that lead to new and relevant knowledge and understanding
  • Communicate, argue and present his or her knowledge and skills

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science Analysis
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 
  • Social Work Theories
  • Ethics in Social Work
  • Social Policies in the Nordic Welfare States
  • Social Science Analysis
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 
  • Foundations of Northern Development
  • Semi Society and Identity in the Past and Present
  • Climate Change as a Current Issue in the Northern Regions
  • Social Science Analysis
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 
  • Introduction to Circumpolar Studies
  • High North Dialogue
  • Climate Change as a Current Issue in the Northern Regions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other 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

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.

Funding

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