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Arctic Studies, Specialisation of Culture, Communication and Globalisation

Master (2 years) of Arts (MA) in Culture, Communication and Globalisation,
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3310 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Arctic Studies provide an opportunity for students to focus on the Arctic as a particular field of specialisation within their chosen master’s degree programme. 

Arctic Studies can be chosen as an integral part of a number of AAU's master’s programmes:The geographical area in focus is the Circumpolar North, including Greenland, the Nordic Region, Canada, Alaska and Russia, the North Atlantic and the Polar Sea. However, special attention is paid to global connections, well-established and emerging, in Europe, Asia, Russia, and North America. The Arctic is indeed a global region, and it is important to be attentive to these transregional connections. 

In the present years Arctic scholars have to rethink how we approach and understand the Arctic, not only because the ice is melting, but also because the political and societal scenes are changing rapidly. The specialization in Arctic Studies provides an advanced understanding of the Arctic region and its relationship with the rest of world, seen in historical, social, political and cultural dimensions.

Arctic Studies contribute with new problem-based research and teaching that engages the real-life problems which Arctic communities are facing today. This specialisation gives particular attention to studies in the human sciences within the areas of social, cultural and political analysis, inter-cultural communication, nation-building, post-colonialism, geo-politics, international relations, globalisation, governance and sustainable development (including tourism and the management of the natural and cultural heritage).

Career Opportunities  

In particular, the Arctic Studies specialisation prepares students for employment in areas of community development, tourism, culture dissemination and analysis, intercultural communication and local government in or with reference to the Arctic.


Read about application and requirements of Arctic Studies:
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Website for Arctic Studies:

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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