UIT The Arctic University of Norway

Introduction

UiT The Arctic University of Norway The University of Tromsø merged 1st August 2013 with the University College of Finnmark and became UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

UIT The Arctic University of Norway is the northernmost university of the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, and which the University of Tromsø takes special interest in. At UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Knowlege on top of the world

Life in the High North is shaped by wild nature, contrasting light and weather conditions, geographic distances and multiculturalism. Many of UiT´s research centres and study programmes reflect the specific character of Arctic Norway.

UiT´s key research focuses on the polar environment, climate research, indigenous people, peace and conflict transformation, telemedicine, medical biology, space physics, fishery science, marine biosprospecting, linguistics and computational chemistry.

UiT´s Centre for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, CASTL, and CTCC, Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, have both been designated Norwegian Centres of Excellence. In 2002 the Tromsø-based NST, Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, was appointed a World Health Organization Collaboration Centre.

The ARCTOS network at the Faculty for Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, is a leader in research on marine arctic ecosystems and an important partner of the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø. The Department of Physics focuses on northern lights and space research. All these institutes are of high international reputation.

The university is part of the FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (Fram Centre) in Tromsø. Every January the international conference Arctic Frontiers invites researchers, politicians and business representatives to discuss Arctic issues across disciplinary borders. The Secretariat of the Arctic Council is located at the Fram Centre. Researchers from the University and Fram Center are involved in several international programmes of the Arctic Council.

An international hub

12000 students and 2700 staff study and work at the University of Tromsø. Teaching is research-based. UiT´s seven faculties offer, in spite of a dedication to Northern issues, a broad range of study programmes. The academic community in Tromsø is highly international. More than 20% of the academic staff and 10% of the student body are from abroad. The University offers more than 20 English taught master´s degree programmes, and all faculties offer English taught courses at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a founding member of the University of the Arctic, an international network of 140 study and research institutions of the circumpolar region. But the University cooperates with all parts of the world. 200 international agreements secure an active academic exchange of students and staff with partner institutions worldwide.

On the 1st January 2009 the University of Tromsø merged with the University College of Tromsø. On 1st August 2013 the University merged with the University College of Finnmark. The new university has now four campuses. They are locaded in Tromsø, Alta, Hammerfest and Kirkenes. The number of students and study programmes increases due to this merger. The new university has become an even more important driving force for Northern Norway and international cooperation in the High North.

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Indigenous Studies - Master

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and... [+]

Master in Indigenous Studies The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and contemporary context that indigenous people experience across the globe. During the two years of studies, students will take courses totalling 120 credits (120 ECTS). One 10-credit course can be chosen from other courses offered by the University. This elective course must be approved by the Academic Coordinator and should be based on the interests of the individual student as a preparation for the master's thesis. The remaining courses are obligatory. They are designed to give a broad base, from which the individual student may choose a relevant topic for the master's thesis. The thesis work is supervised by academic staff from the cooperating units at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and topics are chosen in cooperation with the appointed advisors. It is customary to conduct data collection for the master's thesis in the end of the second semester. Learning outcomes Each programme at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, and skills and competences that students should have reached by the end of their studies. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies requires a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification in social sciences and the social application of law and humanities. A special interest in indigenous issues is a precondition. Applicants must enclose a statement of purpose written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include a description of their motivation for, interest in, and expectations concerning their master's degree studies. Documented experience from work related to indigenous peoples and/or studies will be an advantage. Applicants from universities other than the University of Tromsø should enclose a short description of all relevant courses mentioned in applications and certificates. The programme aims to recruit Sami, Nordic and international students. A mixed group of students will strengthen the comparative aspects of the programme, and will contribute to international network building. The admission of students from different countries and regions will be emphasized in order to ensure a varied student group. Ethnic background will also be relevant in this respect. Teaching and assessment The organisation of the teaching will depend on the character and the content of each course. The type of examination is specified in each module. More information about the teaching and examination can be found in the description of each individual course. Seminars in methodology and thesis writing run parallel to the other courses throughout the studies. The course in methodology ties together the different courses and disciplinary approaches. This constitutes the basis both for the development of the students' individual research design and for the integration of indigenous perspectives in research. All students will be appointed an academic supervisor in the second semester. Supervision is to be given both through seminars and individual supervision. Language of instruction English. Job prospectives With a master's degree in Indigenous Studies, students are qualified for work within: teaching and education, promotion and implementation of indigenous issues internationally, civil society organisations, government and public sector, project management, research and studies in indigenous issues. [-]

Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. [+]

The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Programme description The Master's degree programme in English Linguistics covers graduate level studies in English linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The programme has a strong comparative component, although the study of English naturally maintains a central place in the programme. Students will develop insight into the structure of language in general and of English in particular, social and geographic variation, as well as the historical development and acquisition of English. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers whose main empirical focus should be on English. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either one (1) thesis, or two (2) articles Both the coursework and thesis/articles must have English as their main empirical focus. The three elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. If their relevance for the programme can be demonstrated, other courses may be accepted by application. Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but may be part of a larger research project being carried out at the faculty, especially projects being carried out at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). The topics for this work will be chosen in consultation with one of the academic staff, who will serve as a supervisor. Those opting to write two papers, must write one of them in the core disciplines phonology or syntax. The two papers cannot be in the same field. Part-time studies In principle, the programme is open for part-time studies, however the structure of the programme is not designed to accommodate part-time students. Interdisciplinary courses Some of the Master's degree programmes offered by the faculty overlap to a certain degree in that they offer a range of "interdisciplinary" courses. For example, the core disciplines of phonology and syntax are taught as part of both Theoretical Linguistics and English Linguistics, and are therefore assigned a HIF-code in the university catalogue. Not all of the HIF-courses, however, may be appropriate for incorporation into a given programme. To find out which HIF-courses are accepted as part of the Master's degree programme in English Linguistics, please contact the programme staff. Progression The following courses are compulsory in Semester 1: HIF-3010 Syntax I, HIF-3022 Phonology I. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. The following course is compulsory in Semester 2: Either HIF-3011 Syntax II or HIF-3021 Phonology II. In addition students are required to complete two elective courses. Learning outcomes After completing the Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics the students will have acquired the following: Knowledge and understanding: specialised knowledge of a linguistic subfield through work with the Master's Thesis deeper knowledge of English linguistics through the study of core subjects broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research Skills: The students will have achieved ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research skills in problem solving, analysis of linguistic data, and in presentation of findings according to academic standards skills in communicating scientific content in English at a high level Competence: The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in English Linguistics requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in English Linguistics, or a degree combining English language and literature, or equivalent qualification. The applicant should have at least three semesters (minimum 80 ECTS) of concentrated work in English linguistics and/or language. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master's Thesis project. More information on admission requirements: Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Teaching and assessment Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each course on the basis of a portfolio of the students written work. As a Master's student, you will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. The Master's Thesis will be assigned a grade (from A to F); the coursework will be graded on the same scale. For information about examinations; please see the individual course descriptions. Exchange possibilities Students can apply for exchange studies or field work abroad according to the available cooperation agreements within scholarship programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus, Barentsplus or North2North. Please consult the international coordinator at the faculty for more information. Job prospectives The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work, for example teaching, programming, administration, industry or the media. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD in Linguistics. [-]

Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. [+]

The programme is well suited for students who wish to study language from a comparative perspective. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. The Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics covers graduate level studies in theoretical linguistics, and is to be seen as an extension of work at the Bachelor's level. The programme places special emphasis on the formal aspects of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology. The approach to these disciplines relies on comparative studies of many languages. Students will develop insight into the structure of language, comparative aspects of linguistic research, social and geographic variation, the historical development of languages and language acquisition. At the Master's level, students will develop special interests based on their coursework and will write either a Master's Thesis or two article-length papers. The programme consists of the following components: 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for either (1) one thesis, or (2) two articles. The two elective ten credit courses can come from any 3000-level course in language or linguistics offered by the groups for English and General Linguistics. By application, other courses may be accepted (e.g. courses in philosophy, psychology, mathematics, and so on). Master's Thesis The degree includes 60 ECTS which must be earned either (i) by writing one Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) or (ii) by writing two papers (30 ECTS each). This work is normally done individually, but may be part of a larger research project being carried out at the faculty, especially projects being carried out at the Center for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). The topics for this work will be chosen in consultation with one of the academic staff, who will serve as a supervisor. Those opting to write two papers, must write one of them in the core disciplines phonology or syntax. The two papers cannot be in the same field. Interdisciplinary courses Some of the Master's degree programmes offered by the faculty overlap to a certain degree in that they offer a range of "interdisciplinary" courses. For example, the core disciplines of phonology and syntax are taught as part of both Theoretical Linguistics and English Linguistics, and are therefore assigned a HIF-code in the university catalogue. Not all of the HIF-courses, however, may be appropriate for incorporation into a given programme. To find out which HIF-courses are accepted as part of the Master's degree programme in Theoretical Linguistics, please contact the programme staff. Progression The following courses are compulsory in Semester 1: HIF-3010 Syntax I, HIF-3022 Phonology I. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. The following courses are compulsory in Semester 2: HIF-3011 Syntax II, and HIF-3021 Phonology II. In addition students are required to complete an elective course. Elective courses may be selected from the list of courses offered by the groups for English, Finnish, French, Linguistics, German, Scandinavian, Russian and Saami. Note that elective courses must be oriented to theory of language rather than practical language learning. It is also possible to take courses offered by other Faculties as long as their relevance to the degree can be documented. Learning outcomes After completing the Master's programme in Theoretical Linguistics the students will have acquired the following: Knowledge and understanding: specialised knowledge of a linguistic subfield through work with the Master's Thesis deeper knowledge of theoretical linguistics through the study of core subjects broadened knowledge of adjoining fields through elective courses a critical view of the theories and methods that have been underlying linguistic research Skills: The students will have achieved the ability to orient themselves in linguistic scientific literature with special regard to the development of theory and methods, and to earlier research skills in problem solving, analysis of linguistic data, and in presentation of findings according to academic standards skills in communicating scientific content at a high level Competence: The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Theoretical Linguistics requires a Bachelor's Degree (180 ECTS) in a language or linguistics, or a degree combining linguistics and literature, or equivalent qualification. The applicant should have at least three semesters (minimum 80 ECTS) of concentrated work in linguistics and/or language. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master's Thesis project. More information on admission requirements: Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Applicants from Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Danemark) with upper secondary education from these countries must apply as regular applicants. Foreign non Nordic applicants with valid residency in Norway and proof of Norwegian language proficiency must apply as regular applicants. Norwegian citizens with upper secondary education from a non-Nordic country must apply as international applicant. Teaching and assessment Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each course on the basis of a portfolio of the students written work. As a Master's student, you will be assigned a supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout your studies. The Master's Thesis will be assigned a grade (from A to F); the coursework will be graded on the same scale. For information about examinations, please see the individual course descriptions. Exchange possibilities Students can apply for exchange studies or field work abroad according to the available cooperation agreements within scholarship programmes such as Erasmus, Nordplus, Barentsplus or North2North. Please consult the international coordinator at the faculty for more information. Job prospectives The core goal of the programme is to prepare students for study at PhD level. It also qualifies for work in occupations that require thorough knowledge of human language and/or experience with independent project work, for example teaching, programming, administration, industry or the media. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD in Linguistics. [-]

Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. [+]

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? At Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic film making in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and written thesis. The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology offers a two-year full-time Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies (VCS). The aim of this programme is to teach students how to produce knowledge about people's lives and cultures through an exploration of their everyday lives based on the use of qualitative social science research methods and ethnographic film. The programme combines lectures in academic theory and method, filmmaking and practical instruction in camerawork, sound recording and editing. The students at the Master's programme follow a set of courses the first two semesters before they travel on fieldwork. Based on this fieldwork, the students write a Master's Thesis and make an ethnographic film. For a complete setup of the programme, please refer to the Programme structure below. The films produced at VCS are well known for their quality. Every year several films are selected for international documentary and ethnographic film festivals. The originality of the program has led to a special educational prize from UiT, the Arctic University of Norway and a further award for educational quality from the Ministry of Education. Learning outcomes After completing successfully the programme, students are expected to have acquired the following learning outcomes. Knowledge The candidate has knowledge of the evolution of the social scientific tradition in general, and advanced knowledge of theoretical perspectives within the field of Visual anthropology especially. has thorough knowledge of the region and/or the field where his/her proper Master project takes place and solid knowledge of the cutting edge of his/her Master project¿s theme. has thorough knowledge of ethnographic research methodology and the different steps in a research process which involves the use of the video camera. can apply the acquired methods and theoretical perspectives in the description and analyses of new areas within the academic field of Visual Anthropology. can reflect critically on the use of different filmic languages and narrative structures as `ways of knowing¿ in specific historical and societal contexts. has technical knowledge of how to handle and use the recording and editing equipment for video. Skills The candidate can in a systematic way manage, process and analyze critically material from various sources and use them to structure and formulate a written scholarly argument. Is able to capture the narrative conceptualizations of their field partners by the use of video and create intelligible narrative strategies with a future audience in mind. is able to demonstrate how film and text mutually inform, inspire, and contradict each other, and critically evaluate the role of film in the creation of social scientific knowledge. can under supervision carry out an independent research project which makes use of participant observation and audiovisual tools, with applicable norms for research ethics. is able to make use of video as a tool in the acquisition and dissemination of social scientific knowledge. General competences The candidate is able to identify, analyze and discuss different theoretical and methodological approaches to their own empirical material and apply it in the description and analysis of other sociocultural phenomena. masters the language and terminology of visual socio-cultural research and can communicate to colleagues, partners, and public audiences, the methodological/analytical approaches used in- and the final results of- his/her own work. is able to build up responsibility towards partners in the field and thereby a profound consciousness of the ethics and potentials for empowerment of research and dissemination. can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes based in the exploration of the possible potentials of visual and analytical tools. is in an independent way able to apply audiovisual tools creatively and critically to enhance/clarify their story narratives within a social science framework. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Visual Cultural Studies requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification in the social sciences or a related field in the humanities. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required. Applicants must enclose an application essay written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master`s Thesis project. Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is 15 April for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for international applicants is 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2038 Teaching and assessment The programme is organised as a continuous participatory learning process: lectures, screenings, writing and filming assignments, and seminars make up the unique cumulative learning process of the two year course. Students are encouraged to collaborate with each other in developing skills and understandings throughout the study. The programme includes various types of examinations and coursework requirements, such as essays, research papers, and film presentations. Please note that some courses have coursework requirements. Only students whose coursework requirements have been approved will be allowed to sit the examination. Teaching and assessment methods are described in the course plan for each course. This Master's degree is an intensive programme. All courses are compulsory and demand active participation from the students. Exchange possibilities Students have the possibility to carry out their fieldwork abroad. Job prospectives The VCS degree can open doors to a variety of national and international positions in social research, television and film production, administration, communication, museums, youth and education programmes, etc. Studying in such an international environment develops competences in cross-cultural communication as well as valuable assets to a number of career options. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD programme in a number of academic areas at the UiT, the Arctic University of Norway or elsewhere. [-]

Tourism Studies - Master

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Alta

The master of tourism studies programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or positions in commercial, public, or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and... [+]

Master of Tourism Studies The master of tourism studies programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or positions in commercial, public, or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and consumption, as well as society, culture, and nature. The programme places particular emphasis on how nature and culture can be used by a responsible industry. It builds on theories of marketing, event management, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The programme also focuses on gender perspectives and gender equality. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and consumption, as well as society, culture, and nature. The programme places particular emphasis on how nature and culture can be used by a responsible industry. It builds on theories of marketing, event management, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The programme also focuses on gender perspectives and gender equality. The programme provides a scientific understanding of travel and tourism which is to be implemented in a master thesis. It also emphasises research ethics and the development of analytical, critical thinking. Programme structure Philosophy of Social Science Tourism Theory Heritage tourism Tourism Consumption and Practice Nature Based Tourism Event Management Travel & Tourism Marketing Research Methods Master Thesis Learning outcomes Knowledge: advanced knowledge of tourism specialized knowledge of tourism consumption and practice, travel and tourism marketing, and event management specialized knowledge of heritage tourism specialized knowledge of nature-based tourism thorough knowledge of scientific perspectives and methods within the field of tourism Skills: analyse existing theories and methodologies within the field of tourism work independently with practical and theoretical solutions to problems relevant to tourism conduct a limited research project under supervision and in accordance with applicable ethical standards critically analyse sources of information and use these to structure and formulate reasoning independently conduct tourism research General competence: analyse tourism in critical and ethical ways apply knowledge of tourism in new projects communicate reflexive thinking on tourism development contribute to innovation and innovation processes within tourism assess sustainable development of tourism Admission requirements Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science or humanities which includes at least 80 credits that are considered to be relevant for this study. The application deadline is April 15th for norwegian applicants. For international applicants the deadline is 1th of December. Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science or humanities which includes at least 80 credits that are considered to be relevant for this study. All applicants must document an minimum grade of C from the undergraduate degree. Non-EU applicants need to have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification from their home countries and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site for the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT`s GSU-list. For students from non- English speaking countries, an English language test is usually also required. Teaching and assessment Research-based teaching takes place in seminars with lectures and commitments from the candidates in the form of group work, discussions and presentations. Candidates are trained in statistical computing. Some topics can be given in collaboration with other institutions. Before the candidates may sit for the exam, all required work must be approved. If the required work has not been approved, the candidate may not sit for the regular exam until he/she has passed a separate written exam. Candidates are appointed a supervisor to the thesis after submitting the mandatory proposal. Scandinavian speaking candidates are allowed to use first language in the final assessments. Language of instruction English Job prospectives The study forms the basis for a range of fields of work: Development of sustainable tourism and adventure products Marketing and communication of tourism and adventure products Establishment of culture-based and nature-based enterprises Travel Life's organizational unit (Norwegian Hospitality, Innovation Norway, etc.) International organizations (NGO) Public affairs and regulatory framework for tourism Consultant working for the tourism industry Investigation Work Research and development Teaching Access to further studies The study lays the foundation for doctoral studies. [-]

MSc

Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Norway Narvik

The master programme in electrical engineering is suitable for students with the interest of electrical power systems and electrical energy sources, power electronics and electrical motor drives, and electrical engineering is a fast growing field with a lot of career opportunities. [+]

The master programme in electrical engineering is suitable for students with the interest of electrical power systems and electrical energy sources, power electronics and electrical motor drives, and electrical engineering is a fast growing field with a lot of career opportunities. Electrical Engineering deais about applied electrical technology. It is a complex and dynamic discipline ranging from microelectronics through electromagnetism to high-power technology, from development of tomorrow's information technology to automation and instrumentation of complex industrial processes. Electronic engineers have for decades revolutionized our ordinary day. The concept "high tech" is largely based on innovations in the fieldelectrical engineering. Within the range of this discipline, you have the opportunity to learn to master a diverse range of skills. Renewable energy Stability and reliability in power systems Operation, control and economics in power systems Power electronics and electric motor drives Control theory The Master program will provide you a solid understanding of areas such as computer engineering, signal processing, control engineering, power electronics, microprocessor technology and programming, mechatronics and electric motor drives and electromagnetism. You will also work in practical, industry-related project, which provides additional opportunity for academic study. Both the projects and the final thesis is usually performed in cooperation with companies. This gives you the unique opportunity to get in contact with a possible future employer. Learning outcomes During the Master study program in Electrical Engineering should aquire a sufficient knowledge about electrical power systems and renewable energy sources, control theory, power electronics and electric motor drives, among other subjects. They should be able to design, construct and operate advanced and innovative electrical systems with a wide range of applications. Admission requirements A relevant undergraduate bachelor engineering programme with minimum 30 credits mathematic/statistics topics. Teaching and assessment Teaching and Learning Methods Most of the courses are based on lectures, self-study and exercises, individually or in groups. Exercises can be either voluntary or mandatory. There are several laboratory exercises included in projects. Please refer to the individual course descriptions for additional information. To some extent there are also mandatory projects to be done. These are carried out by groups of students working out a final project report which is to be presented to a teacher, an examiner or fellow students. Topics for such a project may be based on laboratory experiments, relevant business issues or similar. Some courses are entirely based on projects with some guidance from teachers. The final master thesis may be performed in close cooperation with relevant industry partners and/or on basis of existing R&D projects. The student work is normally done individually. During the work period there will be presentations and milestone status meetings. Form of assessment Throughout the program, various forms of evaluation are used for the different subjects, depending on the preferences of the teachers. In most cases a written exam provides the main evaluation. In addition to the written exams, mandatory assignments or projects (individually or in groups) will often be included in the final evaluation. Portfolio assessment is used for some subjects, while others are evaluated on basis of the final report and maybe also a presentation. The master thesis is solely evaluated on the basis of a written final report. More information about the different courses is to be found in the course descriptions. Exchange possibilities It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must in this case be made in accordance with the program leader. Job prospectives You can work in development, construction, research and project management within electronics, automation, telecommunication,environmental surveillance, data technology, electrical supply and instrumentation. Employers are often in the process industry and the power sector. Access to further studies PhD students carry out their research work in the research group Electromechanical Systems. The program qualifies students to take a PhD, and campus Narvik can offer such an education in collaboration with other universities in Norway and Sweden. [-]

Master of Science - Engineering Design

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Norway Narvik

Engineering Design, is design based on engineering science and includes knowledge about product design and computational technology. The main ingredients in Engineering Design Technical scientific computaions/calculations and applied mathematics which is applied to problems related to design, geometry and materials science. Engineering Design course provides students with an understanding of design and aesthetic design in addition to deep understanding of mathematical and physical principles and methods in the design process. We place special emphasis on the geometry and shape, product and design processes, strength calculations and analysis, materials, computer-based modeling and simulations. [+]

Bachelor in engineering with knowledge in materials, mechanics and modelling, but also others may be suited to the masters programme in engineering design. Special interest in understanding mathematical and physical theories and descriptions of for instance different constuction behaviours, design processeses, materials behaviour may be a benefit for maximizing the learning outcome in the education. Engineering Design, is design based on engineering science and includes knowledge about product design and computational technology. The main ingredients in Engineering Design Technical scientific computaions/calculations and applied mathematics which is applied to problems related to design, geometry and materials science. Engineering Design course provides students with an understanding of design and aesthetic design in addition to deep understanding of mathematical and physical principles and methods in the design process. We place special emphasis on the geometry and shape, product and design processes, strength calculations and analysis, materials, computer-based modeling and simulations. The main feature of a product is that it can withstand the stresses it is intended to be exposed to. For example, design and materials adapted to extreme heat or cold, heavy loads over long or short time, and electric or thermal radiation. Sometimes the friction should be as large as possible, while other times it should be as small as possible. Flexible hinges (eg, plastic tops) should withstand being opened and closed many times without going failing. In addition, we may have different requirements and wishes for instance that the product should be as light as possible, as stiff as possible, as cheap as possible or as soundproof as possible, which means that the design and materials must be optimized accordingly. This process requires careful analysis and calculations, specific processes and techniques that you learn during the study period. Good and appropriate solutions to advanced engineering scientific problems can be solved by using the knowledge in the mathematical and physical theories that you work with in the course of the study. During the course there are also projects where students design, calculate, model, simulate, redesign and create prototypes. With a master degree in science, in Engineering Design, you will have a broad theoretical platform. This will make you an indispensable resource for any company that is eager to be at the forefront of the technological development. You learn about the systematic ways to make the right choice of materials and design of various products and structures. Composite materials, modern and advanced materials and structures are important elements of the program. In addition, you learn applied mathematics and theories that are used, among others, to model, visualize, simulate and perform calculations on the products and structural elements. In addition to performing the design, modeling and visualization projects on computers, we also use modeling workshop and the layered production technique (SLA) or the 3D printer to create a variety of physical prototypes of the products in projects. Learning outcomes Knowledge: has advanced knowledge within the academic field of mathematics, physics and engineering and specialized insight in a limited area within the field of engineering design (K1) has thorough knowledge of different theories and methods in the field of engineering design (K2) can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field of numerical and analytical calculations, computations, materials, systematic design process, computational methods, engineering design (K3) can analyze academic problems on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field in engineering (K4) Skills: can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments (S1) can analyze existing theories, and interpretations in the field of engineering design and work independently on practical and theoretical problems (S2) can use relevant methods in engineering design for research and scholarly in an independent manner (S3) can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics (S4) General competence: can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems (GC1) can apply the knowledge and skills within engineering design in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects (GC2) can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field of engineering design (GC3) can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of engineering design, both with specialists and the general public (GC4) can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes (GC5) Admission requirements Bachelor degree in Engineering design with minimum 30 credits in mathematics/statistics. Teaching and assessment Teaching and Learning Methods The programme involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The projects are concerned with relevant topics within the field of engineering design. Form of assessment Through the two year master programme in Engineering Design, the students are evaluated in both theoretical knowledge and engineering skills. This evaluation is based on written or oral exams, in addition to written reports and presentation of project results. The programme aims at being international and research-based, and the students will therefore acquire state-of-the-art technological competence. Exchange possibilities It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must in this case be made in accordance with the program coordinator. Job prospectives You can work for anyone who is dependent upon continual development of their products, such as, for example, manufacturers, constructors or consultancy firms within car production, space technology, the oil branch, boat and mobile lightweight constructions, house and building detailing, technical equipment or consumer goods. In addition, you can work in teaching, research and development, or you can be a candidate for management positions within the public and private sectors. Based upon former experience, design engineers are extremely sought after and easily find themselves interesting jobs. Access to further studies After completing the master study in Engineering design the candidate has a MsS degree which qualify to start as a PhD-student within relevant ph.d.-areas (i.e. mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, computaional methods). UIT Campus Narvik has a ph.d. education within the field of Applied mathematiccs and computational engineering, which students from Engineering design are qualified to get a position at, if the grading is good enough (for instance for acceptance as a doctoral student), and if there are available positions. [-]

Master of Science - Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Norway Narvik

A Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering will provide students with the knowledge and capabilities to use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve industrial engineering problems. [+]

Industrial Engineering is about to see "the big picture" when one is dealing with complex processes and systems. The field focuses on analyzing the many ¿wheels¿ that must work together so that an organization is able to function in the most efficient and profitable way. As a student, you will get insight into diverse methodologies, techniques and tools that you may apply to enhance the organization's performance. The capability you gain through this study makes you particularly well suited to a management position. A Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering will provide students with the knowledge and capabilities to use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve industrial engineering problems. With normal progress, a student will be able to obtain a master degree after two years, corresponding to 120 credits. If the student wants to combine the master study with work in an external company, it is possible to extend the program to three or four years. A customized education plan will then be suggested. After finishing this education, the students will have a solid foundation to enter a variety of positions at global base. The typical positions are senior engineer, project managers, developers, consultants, managers and researchers. Many of our former students are holding managerial or senior research positions in public organizations or private companies. Learning outcomes Knowledge (K): K1: Has advanced knowledge within the academic field of mathematics, physics and engineering, and specialized and updated knowledge within the field of industrial engineering. K2: Has thorough knowledge of the different theories and methodologies that enhance industrial enterprise performance from a holistic perspective. K3: Can apply knowledge as to different industrial processes especially related to manufacturing and relevant technologies, concepts and systems such as robotics, CAD/CAM, CIM, virtual manufacturing, manufacturing logistics, supply chain management, operations research, quality management & improvement (Lean Six Sigma), project management as well as new development within the academic field of industrial engineering. K4: Can analyse academic problems based on the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field of industrial engineering. Skills (S): S1: Can analyse and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments. S2: Can analyse existing theories and interpretations in the field of industrial engineering and work systematically and independently on practical and theoretical problems. S3: Can use relevant methods in industrial engineering to perform research and development work in an independent manner. S4: Can carry out an independent, limited research or development project within the field of industrial engineering under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics. General competence (GC): GC1: Can analyse relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems. GC2: Can apply the knowledge and skills within industrial engineering in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects. GC3: Can communicate about academic issues, analysis and conclusions in the field of industrial engineering by using the terminology in the field to communicate with both specialists and the general public. GC4: Can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes by using the knowledge from the methods and theories in industrial engineering. Admission requirements To be admitted to the study program, a bachelor degree in mechanical, electrical power or electronics is required. Applicants with other backgrounds may be admitted based on a professional evaluation. Teaching and assessment Teaching and Learning Methods The study program is structured with concentrated courses where students work on one subject at a time. This provides for a uniform workload throughout the program. The program is R&D-based, and the professors are often using their own research results in lecturing. Most courses are based on traditional lectures, theoretical exercises, laboratory exercises, excursions, and self-studies. Exercises can be either voluntary or mandatory and performed individually or in teams. Mandatory project works are also often used in connection to the different subjects. The projects are normally executed by student teams. The teams are preparing project reports that are presented to the professors, examiners and sometimes also to the fellow students. The projects may be based on laboratory experiments, business cases or similar. Some subjects are entirely based on a project supervised by the actual professor. The final thesis is characterized by a topic of scientific nature and can be performed in close cooperation with a relevant industry partner and/or based on an existing R&D-project. The work is divided into two phases where the first phase normally consists of a literature study in order to provide the students with a stronger theoretical basis to execute phase two. Phase two is the main part of the thesis and is a dedicated R&D task where the students will gain in-depth knowledge of the chosen topic. The result of the work is to be presented in the form of a scientific report in order to document all work that is performed in connection with the thesis. The work is normally performed individually, but in special cases by a group of two or three students. There will be milestone status meetings and presentations during the working period, and the final results are presented to faculty staff and fellow students. Form of assessment Throughout the program, various forms of evaluation methods are used in connection to the different subjects. In most cases individual written examinations are used as the main form of subject grading. In addition, mandatory projects (individually or in groups) are used in order to set the final grade. Some subject evaluations are based on a portfolio of performed assignments, while others are based on project works in which the grades are determined based on written reports, sometimes followed by oral presentations. The grading of the final master thesis is based only on the written report with relevant attachments. Further information about the evaluation method of each subject is defined in the respective course description, but the grading is normally based on the ECTS system with grades A, B, C, D, E and F, where F is "not passed". Exchange possibilities The students have great possibilities to take some parts of the study program at other universities abroad, especially in connection with the final master thesis. Our university college has active collaborations with other universities in countries like China, Japan, USA, Hungary, Sweden, Germany and Spain. Job prospectives With a M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering, you will have excellent job opportunities as the study equips you with a comprehensive knowledge set in dealing with technical and managerial challenges in manufacturing industries; i.e. automation, oil and gas, mechanical and electrical, logistics and shipping. [-]

Master of Science - Satellite Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2017 Norway Narvik

The master program in Satellite Engineering is applicable for students with interest in learning, developing, and applying state-of-the-art technology for space-related purposes. This type of technology has also large similarities with technologies for other extreme environments, such as in arctic regions and subsea, and students with interest in development of technologies in such fields will also find this program as relevant. [+]

Spacecraft has evolved into an invaluable tool for our society through applications within areas such as environmental, monitoring, metrology, communication and navigation. To exploit space to its fullest, spacecraft must be optimally designed, constructed and utilized, requiring the knowledge for several engineering fields. The master program in Satellite Engineering is applicable for students with interest in learning, developing, and applying state-of-the-art technology for space-related purposes. This type of technology has also large similarities with technologies for other extreme environments, such as in arctic regions and subsea, and students with interest in development of technologies in such fields will also find this program as relevant. The master program in Satellite Engineering at IVT-faculty, UiT Narvik Campus provides a unique education in Norway, where you as a student will learn about the most relevant technologies necessary for design, construction, and utilization of satellites as spaceborne platforms for various purposes. Through the two-year program, important theoretical preliminaries such as applied mathematics, communication, digital system and signal theory, real-time systems, microprocessor-technologies, navigation and automatic control are covered, as well as more specialized topics on rocket dynamics, spacecraft propulsion, guidance and control. Through a multidisciplinary program, students learn the relevant methods and skills in various technological fields, with a commonality through its application in space-related systems. The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from current and future national and international space projects, which UiT participates in, as well as ongoing internal research projects. Therefore, several projects has ended in results at a high international level, published in international scientific journals. The students have also been able to present their results for international audiences at scientific conferences and workshops. In the last few years, such projects have included: Attitude determination and control system design for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) spacecraft under the SSETI-project (http://www.sseti.net/) initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Development of an Aerosol detector rocket payload for collection of ionized dust particles, under the ESPRIT project (http://spirit.ee.psu.edu/spiritiii/home.html) initiated by NASA. Ground station and electric power supply development in the Norwegian student satellite projects NCube 1 and NCube 2. Design, implementation and testing of all subsystems (ground station, power supply, data handling, control, communication and payload) in UiTs own spacecraft HiNCube (http://hincube.hin.no/). Mathematical modelling, synchronization and coordinated control of small spacecraft in formation, in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. Mathematical modelling, guidance and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. To provide a high-quality education with relevance to industry, UiT is cooperating with the national universities in Oslo (UiO), Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (NTNU), as well as European Space Agency, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM). UiT has also a policy for advocating international cooperation, and several students have over the last years performed (parts of) the master project at well-known universities abroad. Learning outcomes Knowledge: has advanced knowledge within the academic field of mathematics, physics and engineering and specialized insight in a limited area within the field of satellite engineering has thorough knowledge of different theories and methods in the field of satellite engineering can apply knowledge in communication, electronics, automatic control and systems engineering to areas within satellite engineering can analyze academic problems within satellite engineering on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field Skills: can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments can analyze existing theories, and interpretations in the field of satellite engineering and work independently on practical and theoretical problems can use relevant methods for research and scholarly work in an independent manner can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics can develop the cooperation skills to work in inter-disciplinary projects and to work in team General competence: can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems can apply the knowledge and skills within satellite engineering in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field of satellite engineering can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of satellite engineering, both with specialists and the general public can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes Admission requirements To be applicable for the master program in Satellite Engineering, you must have a bachelor in engineering, primarily within electronics or space technology, but it may also be within related fields such as automatic control, communications, power electronics or computer science. You must however have a sufficient background in electronics and communications. There is also a requirement of 30 points with preliminaries in mathematics/statistics, equivalent to the Norwegian courses Mathematics 1, 2, and 3, as well as Statistics. Teaching and assessment Teaching and Learning Methods The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from current and future national and international space projects, which UiT participates in, as well as ongoing internal research projects. In the last few years, such projects have included: Attitude determination and control system design for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) spacecraft under the SSETI-project (http://www.sseti.net/) initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Development of an Aerosol detector rocket payload for collection of ionized dust particles, under the ESPRIT project initiated by NASA. Ground station and electric power supply development in the Norwegian student satellite projects NCube 1 and NCube 2. Design, implementation and testing of all subsystems (ground station, power supply, data handling, control, communication and payload) in UiTs own spacecraft HiNCube (http://www.hincube.com/). Mathematical modelling, synchronization and coordinated control of small spacecraft in formation, in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. Mathematical modelling, guidance and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors. To provide a high-quality education with relevance to industry, UiT is cooperating with the national universities in Oslo (UiO), Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (NTNU), as well as ESA, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM). UiT has also a policy for advocating international cooperation, and several students have over the last years performed (parts of) the master project at well-known universities abroad. Form of assessment Through the two-year master program in Satellite Engineering, the students are evaluated in both theoretical knowledge and engineering skills. This evaluation is performed based on written or oral exams, in addition to written reports and presentation of project results. The program aims at being international and research-based, and the students will therefore acquire state-of-the-art technological competence, and be able to deliver research results on an international level. Exchange possibilities It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must be made in accordance with the program coordinator. Job prospectives Successfully qualified candidates can acquire jobs in a range of Norwegian businesses which contribute technical products and services within satellite technology. Companies such as Andøya Rocket Launch Centre (ARS), Tromsø Satellite station, Kongsberg Spacetec, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Nammo Raufoss and Norspace are among the interesting work places for our Masters candidates. Access to further studies After graduation from the master program in Satellite Engineering, the candidates may pursue PhD studies at UiT campus Narvik, in collaboration with i.e. the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim or other faculties at University of Tromsø within fields such as engineering cybernetics, communications or aeronautics. [-]

Master of Science in International Fisheries Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Tromsø

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) programme caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's programme which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM programme. [+]

The International Fisheries Management (IFM) programme caters for students with various scientific backgrounds and nationalities. It is a unique, interdisciplinary Master's programme which opens careers in the private and public sector, as well as further academic studies. So far, students from more than 30 countries have graduated from the IFM programme. The programme emphasizes knowledge of scientific theory and methods, and will offer students experience in the use of these. By facilitating reflection and using case studies from various parts of the world, the programme will develop the students understanding of how fisheries and aquaculture are managed. Students will carry out nine courses over a period of 1.5 years (total of 90 ECTS), before writing the Master's Thesis (30 ECTS). Two out of the nine courses are optional, with certain courses recommended, depending on previous qualifications. A typical thesis is problem-oriented and includes: a literature survey or review, theory, methods and data used, results and policy and management implications. Students may use data from their country of origin, data from a Norwegian setting or other relevant data, all dependent on approval from the designated supervisor. Each student will receive a local supervisor and if needed, an external one. The courses are designed to offer a basic understanding of fisheries biology, technology, economics and management. Through the course FSK-3005 the various subjects are bound together, offering a multidisciplinary view on a number of selected fisheries and aquaculture cases. Learning outcomes For each programme at UiT - The Artic University of Norway there are a set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, skills and competence that a student should have reached by the end of the studies. A graduate from the IFM program should: have thorough knowledge of how fisheries develop and function as biological, economic and social processes including a proper knowledge about the world's fisheries and accompanying management systems have a profound understanding of how fisheries management may be used to meet given political objectives related to the use of aquatic resources and, moreover, have good knowledge of the biological, economic and social properties and consequences of employing different management measures have an understanding of how aquaculture competes and cooperates with traditional fisheries be able to make use of scientific theories and methods related to fisheries management issues and be qualified for carrying out fisheries management tasks or continued studies towards an academic career have good knowledge of research ethics and be able to identify good scientific performance be an interested, critical, analytical and well-informed professional in the field of fisheries and aquaculture Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in International Fisheries Management requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in biology, economics, social sciences, combinations of these, or equivalent qualification. Applicants must enclose an application essay written in English (one page). This should include descriptions of their motivation, interest and expectations related to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master`s thesis project. Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries the application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15. Applicants from outside the EU countries: The application deadline is December 1. Online application, study code 2032. Teaching and assessment Teaching and assessment methods are described in the course plan for each course. This Master's degree is an intensive programme. Most courses are compulsory and demand active participation from the students. Emphasis is placed on direct student participation, in the form of literature search and data retrieval, oral presentations, term papers, fieldwork, laboratory assignments and computer labs. The examination form varies between courses and includes: written examinations, term papers, presentations and laboratory reports. The final examination is based on the Master's thesis and an oral examination. All final exams will have one internal and one external examiner. The grading scale is A-F, where A-E is passed, and F is failed. Exchange possibilities While courses in the IFM study programme are open for incoming exchange students, we normally do not recommend that students take elective courses other than those offered at UiT. Job prospectives Successful completion of the programme allows students to graduate after two years. The degree opens the doors to a variety of national and international positions in fisheries and aquaculture administration, NGOs, international agencies, business and industry, as well as in research and teaching institutions. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, the best ranked students may be qualified for admission to a PhD program in a number of academic institutions. It should nevertheless be stressed that the IFM-study is primarily a management oriented program, aiming at providing more qualified fisheries and aquaculture managers around the world. [-]

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

Computer science surrounds us everywhere in everyday life, such as internet and mobile phones. The program is highly practical and experimental, where the students learn to design, develop and program advanced data systems. All teaching will be held in English, and the program has students from all over the world. [+]

The program covers both the theoretical basis and the experimental methods in computer science. Higher level courses are directly connected to the research within the Department. This imply an opportunity for substantial knowledge in the fields covered. The program consists of four mandatory courses in computer science, a total of 40 ECTS credits, and 20 ECTS credits of elective courses. The elective courses may be within topics such as economics, management, psychology and entrepreneurship. The program concludes with a master thesis of 60 ECTS credits. The master thesis can also be done in collaboration with an external IT-company. Learning outcomes For each programme at the UiT there are set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies. Knowledge - The candidate will... Have a broad solid foundation in computer science Have considerable depth of understanding of a selected area of specialization Have a deep understanding on state of the art distributed and parallel software architectures Have a solid understanding of system and application development relevant to the chosen specialty Skills - The candidate will... Work independently on a significant non-trivial problem over a longer time-period Analyze a problem and plan how to work towards a solution Plan, organize and execute the work required to solve the problem. Adapt to changes and limitations. Demonstrate the feasibility of the solution by implementing key parts Collect and analyze relevant metrics characterizing the problem and the solution Write a well-structured and clearly formulated report describing the thesis work and reflecting on its results General competence - The candidate will... Have an interest for the continued development of computer science as a dynamic field under the influences of advances in the discipline, changes in technology, and in application areas, business models, and businesses. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, within the field, and with the public as well as experts in other fields Pursue life-long learning and development Be aware of relevant social and ethical issues and apply this awareness to their professional conduct Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Computer Science requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Computer Science or equivalent qualification. More information on admission requirements: General admission requirements - Master In addition, specialization in Computer Science worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Good programming skills, (preferably in C, Python) at a systems level, and knowledge of operating systems is strongly required. Students are expected to have skills equivalent to the prerequisites the courses in the study program build upon. Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2017. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries must enclose an overview on their practical programming skills and what large implementation projects they have been involved in. The applicants should give examples (refer to URLs) of such projects and their own contribution (the programming part) to these projects. [-]

MSc Telemedicine and E-Health

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

he two-year Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health provides insight into the design, application and implementation of modern technology to public healthcare services. The Master's program is a collaboration between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST), which is internationally recognized for its expertise in telemedicine and e-health. Students will have the... [+]

Master's of Science in Telemedicine and E-health The two-year Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health provides insight into the design, application and implementation of modern technology to public healthcare services. The Master's program is a collaboration between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST), which is internationally recognized for its expertise in telemedicine and e-health. Students will have the opportunities to develop professional cooperation with the Centre (NST). As one of the most internationally renowned Telemedicine research centres in the world, the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine offers a stimulating research and learning environment for students in the Master's program. During the first year, students are required to finish all the mandatory courses. Both the theoretical and methodological dimensions of the program will be covered. The second year focuses mainly on the student's individual research project and the write-up of the Master's Thesis. Two streams are offered: Health and Technology Learning outcomes For each programme at UiT The Arctic University of Norway there are set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of the studies. The candidates should be able to: Describe the main types of telemedical applications in current use in the Norwegian health system as well as identify the primary actors; Understand how technology and e-health services can be exploited strategically to create new ways of working together; Contribute in the design, implementation and use of telemedicine and e-health systems; Promote and introduce telemedicine and e-health services and programs; Identify the conditions for successfully implementing telemedicine and e-health services; Apply telemedicine and e-health services in professional health work; The Master's program will also qualify graduates for researcher education in telemedicine and e-health. The students will acquire: Knowledge and analytical understanding to: Design and implement modern technology in medical practices; Construct e-health processes, systems and strategies. Skills and competences: Relate theoretical and methodological frameworks to telemedicine and e-health processes; Develop communication skills through active participation in group discussions, team work and presentations; Design and carry out a research project that involves the use of evidence-based data collection. Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Telemedicine and E-Health requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent in: Health-related professional studies (for the "Health" stream such as Medicine, Nursing, and Physiotheraphy), OR Computer sciences (for the "Technology" stream. Students must be proficient in core computer science topics and have good programming skills). Teaching and assessment Teaching and assessment methods are described in the course plan for each course. Teaching: Teaching methods consist of a combination of regular and compact lectures, where the students should attend physically on campus and also net-based lectures, exercises and assignments. Assessment: Various assessment forms are used including group presentations, project reports, experimental and laboratorial assignments. The Norwegian grading system is applied: A-E (pass), with F as fail. Language of instruction The language of instruction and all syllabus material is English. Exchange possibilities Study abroad can be undertaken during the second year after the mandatory courses are completed. Job prospectives The Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health qualifies its graduates to: Promote and introduce telemedicine and e-health services and programs; Participate in the development of telemedicine and e-health products and services; Apply telemedicine and e-health services in professional healthcare. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD programme in a number of academic areas at UiT The Arctic University of Norway or elsewhere. [-]

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