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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Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science - Engineering Design

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science - Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 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:... [-]

Master of Science - Satellite Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 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... [-]

Master of Science in International Fisheries Management

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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... [-]

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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... [-]

MSc Telemedicine and E-Health

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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... [-]

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Indigenous Studies - Master

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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... [-]

Master's of Philosophy in English Linguistics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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... [-]

Master's of Philosophy in Theoretical Linguistics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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... [-]

Master of Philosophy in Visual Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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... [-]

Tourism Studies - Master

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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... [-]

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University of Tromsø

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UIT - Norges Arktiske universitet - Campus Alta

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