The Nordic Master in Friluftsliv/Outdoor Studies (NOFRI) gives you the option to study people’s nature-culture relations in three Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden and Iceland. NOFRI gives you the knowledge you need to contribute to adventurous explorations, environmental learning, active living and well-being.
Why Nordic Master in Friluftsliv/Outdoor Studies?
NOFRI offers the students two years of high quality, cross-border and cross-disciplinary studies in the cultures and practices of Nordic Friluftsliv. NOFRI leads to a joint master’s degree and a joint master’s diploma. You get to live and experience the diversity and similarities in the outdoors in three Scandinavian countries.
NOFRI is designed to start in the fall 2020, with the first of (at least) three cohorts of international students.
What kind of job do you get?
With a Master in Friluftsliv/Outdoor Studies, students can
- take employment in the private, civic or public sectors
- work as a manager or administrator in (eco-)tourism, health promotion, recreation, management
- teach in nature and green areas
- take jobs in the education sector, such as in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, folk high schools or boarding schools, if combined with at bachelor’s degree from a teachers’ education or another formal teacher certificate
- take jobs in higher education, if combined with the further studies for PhD degrees
Working with local business communities
Students are encouraged to write their master’s thesis in cooperation with or on behalf of external actors in one of the collaborating countries or North Atlantic Region.
What will you learn
Through NOFRI you will examine the problems and potentials related to the changes relevant to friluftsliv studies past, present and future.
You will gain the skills in dealing with current and impending research of sustainable and healthy learning and development.
You will learn to work systematically and critically with research-based knowledge, methods and concepts in order to understand and develop new knowledge about how humans relate to, conceptualize and make sense of nature and friluftsliv (outdoor studies).
Further study opportunities
Students who graduate from this programme can apply on available PhD programmes in PhD in culture studies or similar fields of research.
Studying in three countries: Norway, Sweden and Iceland
NOFRI is run collaboratively by a consortium of four Nordic universities, each of which recognized as nationally leading HEIs in the field of Friluftsliv/Outdoor studies.
You will spend the first semester at The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Stockholm. Sesond semester at University College of Southeast Norway (USN), Telemark in coorperation with The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH), Oslo.Third semester at University College of Holar (UCH) department of rural turism.
A studyplan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study modell that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you’ll also find links to each subject plan.
The program is taught in English and open to students worldwide who has a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or comparable qualification in Outdoor Education, Sports, Physical Education or Nature based/ecotourism studies.
In addition, we require a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the Norwegian system (we do the grade conversion).
Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.
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