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 course gives also an opportunity to view the Arctic in the context of local processes, national perspectives and global values.
Students and Studies
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
semester 2022. Please note that the ASP is offered only once a year in autumn-winter semester and course’s themes might be changed next year.
Dr. Anna Stammler-Gossmann