Master in Social Science

Master of Social Science is offered with three majors of 30 credits, and a master thesis of 30 credits.

The majors are taught in the autumn and spring semester of the first academic year. The master programme offers 20 credits of compulsory courses; Social Science Analysis and Qualitative and Quantitative Methods I.

Two of the specializations (Climate Change and Politics and International Northern Development) have mandatory student exchange in the third semester, while the specialization in Social Work will have 3 compulsory courses, 30 ECTS, in the third semester.

The specialization in Climate Change and Politics has in addition an introduction course in the beginning of the first semester which is held at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.

Contact (person and/or unit) Lars Aksel Stuen Broback
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline The application deadline is February 1st for Non EU citizens, April 1st for EU citizens and May 15th for Norwegian citizens for admission of the respective year.
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites 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.

For professional studies, 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 may be calculated in the average.

Admission criteria for specializations:
Climate Change and Politics: Relevant bachelor within Northern Studies, Business or Social Sciences.

International Northern Development: Relevant bachelor within Northern Studies, Business or Social Sciences.

Social Work with a Comparative Perspective: Relevant bachelor within Social Work or related areas

The Master in Social Science needs to have a minimum of 25 qualified applicants whom are admitted to the program in order for the Master in Social Science to start in Autumn 2016.

Subject area Social Sciences
Degree level Master
City Bodø
Credits 120
Language of teaching English