The Arctic Studies Program (ASP) offers a unique opportunity to
specialize in Arctic issues. Multidisciplinary approach provides comprehensive knowledge of the
physical, environmental, social and cultural aspects of the Arctic. In
addition to the courses the students do individual research on Arctic
issues under the supervision of Arctic Centre’s senior scientists. The ASP is designed for Finnish and foreign degree students and the courses are taught in English.
The program is administrated by the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is
connected to the Arctic Centre’s Research Department, and the courses are taught by senior scientists and other researchers at the
The Arctic Centre’s researchers, who represent various nationalities
and disciplines, use an interdisciplinary approach to study northern
questions. The research sheds light in many ways on opportunities in and
threats to Arctic areas. In addition to a comprehensive foundation on
all aspects of the Arctic, students have an opportunity to specialize in
advanced themes such as Arctic indigenous studies, Arctic governance,
and Global change and sustainability. The program also contains field
trips, e.g. to Kola Peninsula in Russia.
Please visit www.ulapland.fi/asp for further information on Arctic Studies Program and courses offered.
Please note that the Arctic Studies Program does not award a degree!
International Studies Coordinator
University of Lapland
Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel. +358 40 484 4195 (internal 2644)
Fax +358 (0)16 341 4222