Key Points:

  • Modular course structure, teachers from around the world
  • Design your own thesis topic: subjects and advisors from all over the world
  • Small groups, good access to teachers and staff
  • Experience life in a rural sub-Arctic coastal community
  • Field trips, company visits, and practical projects
  • 120 ECTS (75 courses, 45 thesis); 18 months total length, starts in late August

Courses and thesis topics include:  Community and stakeholder engagement, Arctic ocean governance, gender and equity, marine spatial planning, communicating climate change, global to local economics and policy, innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainable fisheries/aquaculture, future scenario development, education and outreach, coastal tourism, marine renewable energy and much more!

Application deadlines:

  • February 15: Non-EU/EEA citizens
  • April 15: EU/EEA citizens

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The University Centre of the Westfjords has been a member of the University of the Arctic since 2006.