Bifröst University is proud to present a Master program fully taught in English. MA International Political Economy is a new 90 ECTS program starting in August 2019.
May 15, 2019
The MA in International Political Economy (IPE) is an interdiciplinary course with a broad scope, and has a solid foundation in Bifröst University’s position as a Nordic university in close proximity to the Arctic region. This study course prepares students for undertaking professional responsibilities in internatinal forums, including international organisations, NGO´s, multinational corporations, media and other agencies and practices in which understanding of global interdependence between processes of economic flows and political governance is valuable.
This master program is mainly taught online but students will clearly see the benefits of living in Bifröst campus with close proximity to inspiring nature, to the campus library and to a part of the faculty that lives on campus. The cost of living in Bifröst campus is relatively low and the student union actively organises events throughout the school-year.
Each semester has two modules with two courses in each module and two ´on campus´ workshops, one in the beginning of the program (August 2019) and one in the end (May 2020). Students can work on the MA thesis from June 2020 to December 2020.
The best thing about this program is the flexibility that the online environment brings to it. Students can go travelling or visit their families during the study period without missing out on studies.
Studying in Iceland is a unique opportunity to get to know the land of ice and fire. Students get the chance to create truly memorable moments in a friendly and peaceful environment, and to explore the unspoiled nature of Iceland.
Did you know that in Iceland:
- 85% of the energy is renewable
- English is a second language
- Gender equality is ranked at the top in the world
- Crime rate is among the lowest in the world
- The locals are generally well educated and friendly
- Most of the food is organic
- Salaries are high as well as the standard of living
- Icelanders have for long time been ranked among the happiest people in the world
- Life expectancy is the among the highest in the world
- The average temperature in the winter time is around 0°C and without humidity.
- The nature is so unspoiled that it is safe to drink water from the nearest creek.
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The Nordic Model
|6||0||Public Protests, Social Media and Intl Movements||6||1|
|Structures, Institutions and Future Challenges||6||1||International Migration and North South Dynamics||6||1|
|Political Economy – Thoughts and Theories||6||1||Nationalism Populism and Post Truth Politics||6||2|
|International Politics||6||2||Conflict and Peace – The Nordic Approach||6||2|
|Globalisation, Global Markets and International Economics||6||2||Roundup (May – Bifröst, Iceland) – The Political Economy of the Arctic||6||3|
|MA Thesis (June - December)||30||1,2,3|