Why study Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living - Nordic perspectives in a global context:

  • You want to learn about the Nordic welfare model
  • You want to learn about ecological processes and biodiversity
  • You want to learn about how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental Development

What kind of expertise will I gain?

Hedmark University of Applied Sciences (HUAS) currently holds the UNESCO chair to promote education for sustainable living. As part of this effort, HUAS offers an international program which highlights the Nordic perspectives on diversity and sustainable living within the field of education.

The program is interdisciplinary, comprised of contributions from Education in Natural Science, Social Science, and Religious Education. The program will provide students with insight into the Nordic response to the call for Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living. Students will approach the issue theoretically and practically, through observation and involvement in educational practices. The program will prepare students to be critical discussants on how to educate for diversity and sustainable living.

About the programme

The program is in bachelor level and all teaching and teaching materials are in English.

The program is offered in spring semester (from early February to the end of June) and composes 3 courses with 10 ECTS credits each:

  • Course 1  «Education for Sustainable Living and the Nordic Welfare State»
  • Course 2  «Environmental education»
  • Course 3  «Nordic perspectives on cultural and religious diversity»

Teaching is organized as lectures, workshops, web discussions, excursions, practical laboratory work, seminars and student presentations.

There will be different excursions to learn about winter biology, cultural landscape, marine ecology, sustainable energy etc.

A total of 5 days of internship at a suitable workplace will be organized.

Admission requirements:

All applicants must meet the general entrance requirements for Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway. International students must document a minimum of two years of higher education before undertaking the study program.

Non-native English speakers must document formal English competence in one of the following ways:

- TOEFL with a minimum score of 500 (written) 170 (computer based) 60 (internet based); or

- IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0; or

- Relevant English language modules at university level (both oral and written)

Further studies:

The program can be a part of a bachelor degree.

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