M.S.Sc. in West Nordic Studies

Master of Social Sciences in West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management
  • Study period 2 Years
  • Department Faculty of History and Social Sciences
  • Number of students Approx. 25
  • ECTS 120
  • Tuition fees (Full-time studies) Free for people with danish citizenship and other northern countries, as well as ES/EEA students. International students pay 40.000 DKK yearly
  • Tuition fees (single course) 200 DKK/ECTS


M.S.Sc. in West Nordic Studies

Governance and Sustainable Management

This Master’s programme aims to graduate candidates who understand and meet the complicated challenges that the West Nordic countries face, specifically in relation to climate change, sustainability and ongoing political changes in the Arctic region.

In 2019, the University of the Faroe Islands aims at enrolling one class consisting of up to 25 students for the Master’s programme in West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management. We aim to attract Faroese, Nordic and International students for the programme.

The overall programme aims to provide specific knowledge of the High North combined with abilities to manage and link present day issues and past developments to the major themes of the present debate on societal challenges.

The programme at the University of the Faroe Islands offers a comparative perspective in meeting the urgent challenges the region is facing today. The program  has two main overall themes: the environmental changes and issues related to sustainability, but also challenges related to control and steering of the region.

This Master’s programme provides students with a unique opportunity to take part in shaping the West Nordic region of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, and coastal Norway and offers students a chance for enhanced mobility within the region. The object is to increase knowledge of the common issues of the region and to heighten the level of education.

The programme is a international and interdisciplinary Master’s programme launched by the University of the Faroe Islands, University of Greenland, University of Akureyri in Iceland, University of Iceland and Nord University, coastal Norway.

Please apply here.

For more information about the collaboration and other universities please visit the joint webpage and follow us on Facebook

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