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SUM launches several new courses

In 2020 SUM will offer more elective courses than ever before. Six of these will be intensive 5 credit courses.

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SUM is currently revising its master's program, and several new courses will be offered in the spring semester of 2020.

Head of Studies, Kristian Bjørkdahl

- The idea is that these courses will give our researchers the opportunity to teach topics close to their own research. At the same time, they will offer current and former students a chance to get updated on current research, says Head of Studies Kristian Bjørkdahl.

Open to all

All courses are free and open to all, with the only requirements being a completed bachelor's degree and payment of the annual student fee for the University of Oslo. One of the aims is also to attract people who are not students.

- We also wish to reach out to people in the corporate world, from organizations, politics and management. For instance, we offer courses on the SDGs, inclusive energy transformation, Latin America, resource politics, and much more. We think many of these topics will be interesting to people outside of academia, says Bjørkdahl.

Several of the 5 credit courses are extra intensive and will take place over the course of one week, followed by an exam. This is a format which SUM has experience with from its research school.

Students who are not affiliated with SUM can apply for the courses here.


Learn more

You can read more about each of the courses here:

Published Nov. 20, 2019 9:35 AM - Last modified Nov. 20, 2019 10:01 AM