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Arctic Nature Guide - one year programme

UIT the Arctic University of Norway

12 months
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About

With the Arctic Nature Guide - one year programme of UIT the Arctic University of Norway, we guarantee you a year of adventures. Followed by a working life of outdoors, where you meet nature every day, in every way. What's there not to love?

Overview

Program description

Safe Guiding in the Arctic, Value-based Guiding and Teaching Arctic Nature and Arctic safety and field leadership are courses taught throughout the whole of the academic year. They are mainly practically oriented, but also includes a theoretical approach. Safe Guiding in the Arctic and Value-based Guiding and Teaching Arctic Nature includes field trips of longer and shorter durations in the varied Arctic nature throughout the year. Arctic safety and field leadership comprises concentrated courses in arctic safety as Polarbear safety, Arctic First aid, sea ice navigation, navigation and communication, using a Zodiac and a snow scooter. Planning risk analysis, HSE, quality assurance and situational leadership.

The History of Svalbard taught during two weeks in the beginning of the second semester. The point of departure of the course is the gradual colonization and exploration of the circumpolar Arctic from pre-historic times until the modern period.

Job prospectives

Future employment opportunities may be found primarily in guiding activities in the Arctic region. After completing the Arctic Nature Guide - one year programme of UIT the Arctic University of Norway, students will have gained expertise that will be relevant for employment on the mainland in outdoor recreation, tourism, education, culture and environmental stewardship, as well as in voluntary organizations. The tourism industry in Svalbard is unique in both national and international contexts; amongst other things, by having a strong concentration of nature-based tourism enterprises in which the guide has a central role in value creation, and where activities take place in a vulnerable and extreme environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arctic Safety and Field Leadership
  • Safe guiding in the Arctic
  • Value-based Guiding and Teaching in Arctic Nature
  • The History of Svalbard

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English

You must document a driving licence, category B (passenger car, etc.) or category S (snowmobile) valid in Norway

Relevant practical experience for admission to the Arctic Nature Guide program is:

  • Work experience as a nature guide, equivalent to a minimum 6 months full time/100 % 
  • Work experience as an officer, outdoor leader or teacher, equivalent to a minimum 6 months full time/100 %

Experience from active outdoor life (eg. volunteer as instructor in winter sport or outdoor life, participation in expeditions or organized outdoor activity, experience as glacier- or climbing instructor) or education in outdoor life can replace lack of work experience. All experience must be equivalent to a minimum 6 months full time/100% and must be documented with valid reference letter.

All work experience, must be documented with a valid employment reference letter.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 12 months.

Funding

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