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Programmes and courses

You can view the Spring semester 2022 courses taught in English below.

Update complete, as of 26 November 2021.

 

Social Science
The politics of maritime security in the Arctic ( 10 ECTS )

This course is taught in English.

This course is for both bachelor students (5 ECTS) and master students (10 ECTS).

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International law ( 10 ECTS )

This course is taught in English.

This course is for both bachelor students (5 ECTS) and master students (10 ECTS).

This course covers treaty law, human rights law and fundamental aspects of EU law.

In relation to treaty law, particular mention may be made of the area of the law of the sea, the marine environment and of raw materials.

Information on other legal systems may be included.

Comparative methods ( 10 ECTS )

This course is taught in English.

This course is for both bachelor students (5 ECTS) and master students (10 ECTS).

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Advanced course in political science ( 15 ECTS )

This course is taught in English.

This course is for master students.

The aim of the course is to further develop the skills acquired in the bachelor programme in independent analysis and critical positioning on political problems.

This can be done through a deeper examination of development and modernisation issues, with particular insight into the impact of global and regional processes on the nation and the individual (integration and identity, etc.).

Issues such as nationalism, nation-building and autonomy are addressed in a Greenlandic context.

Arctic relations are also included in the course.

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Translation & Interpreting
Presentations in English ( 5 ECTS )

This course is taught in English.

This course is for bachelor students.

The aim of the course is to enable the student to communicate orally in English in the form of professional presentations and the like.

The student should know basic rhetorical concepts and be able to communicate freely in English without disruptive pronunciation, grammatical and lexical errors and be able to prepare written support material in English in the form of PowerPoint slides with a high degree of grammatical and lexical correctness.

Written and oral English proficiency ( 5 ECTS )

This course is taught in English.

This course is for bachelor students. 

The aim of the course is to enable the student to understand English as it is spoken and written in English and/or American mass media, and to participate in conversations in English using common English terminology.

The course deals with topics related to Greenland's relations with the rest of the world, including the EU.

 

 

If you apply for admission as a guest student, and would like to follow courses in English (please note: we only offer few courses in English) - your international coordinator should confirm your academic English proficiency by issuing an official letter stating that you are competent in the language.

A TOEFL or IELTS with satisfactory results are also accepted.

If you apply for admission as a guest student, and would like to follow courses in Danish and Greenlandic - then you should be a Nordic citizen, or be able to prove that you are able to use the language at an academic level.

There are no tuiton fees for guest students at Ilisimatusarfik.

Guests students are, of course, responsible for all personal expenses and travel costs.

If you are a Nordic or European student, you may also be eligible to apply for support from:

  • Erasmus+
  • Nordplus
  • UArctic (North2North)

Check with your international coordinator at your home university if you are eligible.

You can also check if Ilisimatusarfik has a cooperation agreement with your home university.

Ilisimatusarfik has two semesters:

  • Fall Semester: starts primo September - ends ultimo January
  • Spring semester: starts primo February - ends ultimo June

Each semester lasts about 14 weeks - followed by exams.

Courses at Ilisimatusarfik vary with between five to thirty students.

Ilisimatusarfik offers courses in Danish and Greenlandic in all our programmes (please note: we only offer few courses in English).

At the end of each semester, exams are taken in every course - with a weighting of 100%.

The primary examination period is January and June - even though there may also be exams before or after this period.

Ilisimatusarfik uses European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

A full semester at Ilisimatusarfik equals 30 ECTS.

In Greenland, we use the Greenland Grading System (GGS) - and it looks like this:

Greenland Grading System English

Download Greenland Grading System (GGS) as a pdf-version.


Questions? Just contact:

Per Arnfjord
Special consultant

Post box 1061 | 3900 Nuuk
Phone direct: +299 38 56 24

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