Social Science

The Master in Social Science provides an in-depth knowledge of analytical, methodological and theoretical approaches to social science. Specialization in Social Work - with a comparative perspectiveYou will learn to understand the impact of cultural, political, social and economic conditions on individuals and communities. You will learn how to apply you knowledge to improve the living situations of individuals and groups. The specialization has a strong focus on combining local and global perspectives and strategies. Specialization in Arctic Societies and Climate Change Climate change is one of the most important issues humanity faces today. This specialization will focus on the many aspects related to continuity and change, and examines the interconnections between climate change, community development, and politics and ultimately how these impact and shape local communities and individuals in the Arctic. This specialization is a part of the two international initiatives; the West Nordic Studies Master Programme a collaboration between Nord University, the University of Iceland, the University of Akureyri, the University of Greenland, and the University of the Faroe Islands; and The International Northern Development collaboration between Nord University and University of Northern British Colombia (UNBC) in Canada, giving the students an unusual opportunity to tap into broad international networks of scholarship.
Application deadline Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 1
Non-EU applicants: December 1
Formal prerequisites

Higher education entrance qualification

Documented proficiency in English language

Completed Bachelor degree of 180 ECTS, or equivalent education of minimum 3 years duration, with an average grade of C, which also meets the criteria for the chosen specialization.

Specific requirements for specialisations

  • Arctic Societies and Climate Change: Relevant bachelor within Northern Studies, Business or Social Sciences.
  • Social Work with a Comparative Perspective: Relevant bachelor within Social Work or related areas

For vocational backgrounds, the average is calculated based on relevant subjects in the transcript. For other applications, the average is calculated from the major (min. 80 ECTS) plus research methods. Improvement of marks or other relevant education may be calculated in the average.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bodø
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English