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

  • Varighet: 0,5
  • Heltid
  • Studiepoeng 30 studiepoeng
  • Søknadsperiode 15 April, 1 May (see below)
  • 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

Om utdanningen

This programme, taught in English language, is interdisciplinary, comprised of contributions from Education in Natural Science, Social Science, and Religious Education. The programme 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 programme will prepare students to be critical discussants on how to educate for diversity and sustainable living.

The programme is at bachelor level and all teaching and teaching materials are in English. The programme is offered in autumn semester (from August to December) 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, practical laboratory work, seminars and student presentations. 

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Admission for Free-movers

Contact: Admission Office 


Application deadline for applicants from EU/EEA, including Nordic countries and Norway: 
- 15 April

Apply here - chose the option English taught programmes


Exchange students

Contact:  Guro Hagen

1 May Application deadline for Exchange students from our partner institutions

Apply here (Exchange students) - chose the application form for Campus Hamar

Next admission is in Autumn 2020.

Mixing international and Norwegian students

This 30 credit unit is for both Norwegian and international students. International students can apply as free movers or as Exchange students

Praktisk informasjon

The three courses run one after the other, with a few weeks overlap. 

Next admission is in Autumn 2020.


Upon completing a full semester programme in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship, candidates will have acquired the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • has knowledge of international agreements relevant to sustainable living
  • understands the interrelationship between individual responsibility and collective action
  • understands the role of civil society and the development of global society
  • has knowledge of central theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • has insight into how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental development
  • has insight into ecological processes and biodiversity and the science of environmental sustainability
  • has knowledge of the discourses related to education for sustainable living
  • has knowledge of the Nordic welfare model


The candidate

  • can identify systems and processes that determine lifestyle and livelihood patterns
  • can critically reflect on and discuss theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • can acquire, assess and use information to achieve a more sustainable future
  • can reflect on and discuss reasonable paths for sustainable development


The candidate

  • is able to discuss values upon which good quality of life is based
  • is able to adapt to new situations (change management)
  • has an understanding of the complexity and interrelatedness of issues about education for sustainability and global citizenship
  • has knowledge of the key learning competencies for sustainability


Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Norwegian language proficiency is not required. 

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Veien videre

The programme can be a part of a bachelor degree or of a teacher education degree.