English-taught Master degree program
The field of expertise of graduate students of this master’s program is identified as regional studies with a focus on the states of Northern Europe and the Arctic Region. Based on the history and current situation, the curricula provide the comprehensive awareness of the interests of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Russia, United States, and Canada in the Arctic, as well as peculiarities of cultural and historical, social and economic development of these states and their interactions.
The master’s degree program in Foreign Regional Studies will provide a deeper understanding of theoretical and applied political analysis, methodology, and scientific research. The program also provides a basis for the independent scientific work of alumni.
Graduates of the program will be ready to:
Perform business communications with foreign partners.
Work for regional and national authorities that deal with foreign policy towards European countries and the Arctic.
Conduct research in the field of social, political, and economic development of European and Arctic states for consulting agencies.
Work for nongovernment organizations in the field of education, social and cultural exchange in Europe and the Arctic
Become an early career scholar at educational and scientific institutions.
Access to further studies
NArFU’s Ph.D. programs: 41.06.01 “Political Institutions, Processes and Technologies”, 46.06.01 “World History” and 47.06.01 “Social Philosophy” (3 years)
Graduates receive a Master degree in Foreign Regional Studies and are qualified for:
In-depth and specialized disciplinary competence in the field of foreign regional studies and international relations.
Research projects and conferences.
Advanced research tasks and projects.
Courses within the program
Countries of Northern Europe and the Arctic: history, foreign policy, international relations
Processes of modernization, transformation, and integration in Europe and the Euro-Arctic region
History and methodology of complex foreign regional studies
Current socio-economic problems of Euro-Arctic region
European countries in the system of international relations
Cultural space of Europe: Arctic vector
Political systems of Euro-Arctic region: theoretical and practical models
EU in the Arctic region
Methodology and methods of scientific research
Swedish (Norwegian, Finnish) language
Total: 120 ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in regional or political studies, international relations, or related subject areas
English proficiency (B2)
Master Diploma from Northern Arctic Federal University
European Diploma Supplement
The Program offers its students opportunities to apply for semester studies abroad under NArFU exchange programs.
The master’s program alumni are expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes.
Find and evaluate relevant sources in a critical manner and analyze political studies of foreign countries.
Present information and ideas in an instructive manner to both researchers and the general public.
Formulate relevant research questions independently and develop research programs in line with scientific and ethical standards.
Explain the causes of integration and disintegration processes in the modern world, and specifically in Europe, analyze their sources, internal contradictions, and potential consequences.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of linguistic and cultural peculiarities of the studied region.
Campus life consists not only of lectures - there is a place for scientific excitement and the desire for new knowledge and discoveries, as well as funny concerts, creative projects, team spirit, and friendship. All this creates an incredible student atmosphere.