Nord University Faculty of Social Sciences and Its Study Programmes

Nord University Faculty of Social Sciences and Its Study Programmes

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Nord University is one of Norway’s largest centres for education and research in the field of social sciences. The faculty has active researchers in disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, history, journalism, political science, social work and psychology. Research carried out at the faculty also takes the form of applied and cross-disciplinary projects. Several researchers at the faculty participate in international research networks. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Nordland Research Institute cooperate closely on various types of research projects. 

Geography (One year programme)

History (One year programme) 

History (Bachelor) 

History – E-Learning (One year programme) 

Human Resource Management (One year programme) 

Human Resource Management (Bachelor) 

International Relations (Bachelor)

International Relations (One year programme) 

Norwegian Language and Society (One year programme) 

Sociology (One year programme) 

Vocational guidance (One year programme)

Do you have questions about our study programmes?

Contact one of our study advisers:

​Master in Social Science​Margit Konstanse Jensen​(+47) 75 51 71 69
Introduction to Norwegian society, welfare, development and language​Norwegian Language and Society​Synnøve Dalmo Tollåli​(+47) 75 51 72 63
3D art, Animation and VFXCircumpolar studiesFilm and TV ProductionGames and Entertainment TechnologyNordic Politics and Society​Ole Christian Tidemann​(+47) 74 11 20 31
​PhD in Sociology​Mathilde Dagsvik Ottesen
​ (+47) 75 51 79 49 

Research Areas:

Global challenges and local transformation: sustainable development in the North
Northern regions face new challenges in regards to shifts in international conflicts, political leadership, and climate. Security and climate transformation are central challenges to a establishing sustainable society in the future, and that is reflected in today’s policy making and research both nationally and internationally. Global change will require major transformation, requiring research on how society can counteract and/or adapt itself to these challenges. Through interdisciplinary social research, we will develop both analysis and concrete solutions that can contribute to security and sustainable development in the North.

Innovation for Sustainable Welfare
Strong welfare systems and relative social equality have been central to the Norwegian and Nordic social model. This so-called Nordic model is receiving increasing international attention because it has supported strong competitiveness and proved sustainable in the face of economic crises. At the same time, the welfare society faces considerable challenges. An aging population, high migration, and increasing isolation and exclusion among youth creates challenges which can, in the long term, threaten the welfare model. The research area for Innovation for Sustainable Welfare is a collaboration between several strong research communities at the faculty, and contributes to real innovation and concrete solutions that support the welfare society’s sustainability.
Among the research topics and research areas covered are:

• Social services for disabled people
• Rehabilitation services
• Welfare provision for children and youth (Child protection)
• Methods in social pedagogy
• Gender, ethnicity and self-image
• School dropout and career planning
• Allocation of natural resources
• The rights of indigenous people
• The history of Nordland county
• The cold war period
• Municipal administration
• Human resource management
• Political behaviour and election turnout
• Press ethics