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BNS-2002 Nature Resource-Based Industries - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier

Type of course

The course is an elective for the Bachelor of Northern Studies.

The subject can be taken as a single course. 

Course contents

The course provides an overview of natural resource-based businesses and industries in the Barents region and presents selected social science literature on natural resource management issues, specifically:

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October 

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read:

Admission code: 9199

Objective of the course

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:



General competence

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and tutoring associated with the writing of the term paper.

An excursion will be organised visiting some of the businesses described in the course, with lectures held by the management.

Quality assurance; Upon completion, students will anonymously evaluate the course.



Development of a term paper. The term paper has to be approved by the course-responsible teacher(s) before students are allowed to sit the final exam. Class attendance is obligatory (at least 75 %).


Home exam, 3 days.

Grading scale; A-F, A is the highest mark; E is the lowest mark for a passing grade. F is a fail. Re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Guidelines for retaking examination see Regulations for examinations at the UiT, Chapter IV for Postponed, re-sit and extraordinary examinations, etc.

Date for examination

Take-home examination hand out date 11.05.2022 hand in date 13.05.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.