The Arctic Studies Programme (ASP) offers a unique opportunity to specialize in Arctic issues while studying at the university located at the Arctic Circle. The approach of the ASP is truly multidisciplinary and provides comprehensive inside knowledge of the physical, environmental, social and cultural aspects of the Arctic.
The ASP is organized and coordinated by the Arctic Centre and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland. The courses are taught by senior scientists and other researchers of the Arctic Centre. The Arctic scholars provide an advanced understanding of the Arctic region as ‘lived-in space’ sharing the knowledge from their relevant professional research fields. While focusing on the specific regional characteristics, the courses give also an opportunity to view the Arctic in the context of local processes, national perspectives and global values.
Coordinator Dr. Anna Stammler-Gossmann
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Please note that the Arctic Studies Programme ASP does not award a degree! If the module is completed successfully, it can be counted as a minor toward a degree.
The ASP is designed for Finnish and foreign degree students, exchange students, and special groups. The courses are taught in English. ASP studies in the autumn semester are basic level studies and are taught during the autumn semester (periods 1–2), from the beginning of September to mid-December.
The programme consists of five main courses (ASPB1101–1105) and three optional courses ASPB1106 (1, 2, 3). The studies can be completed by either taking individual courses or taking part in the whole 25 ECTS module. Three optional (5 ECTS and 1 ECTS) courses are offered in the autumn semester 2021. Students are required to register for all individual courses in advance by using WebOodi system.
Please note that the ASP is offered only once a year in autumn-winter semester and course’s themes might be changed every year.