Faculty of Social Sciences

Study at The Faculty of Social Sciences

Semester Startup autumn 2018

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences! We are very happy to have you as a student at our faculty, and wish that your stay here will be an interesting and rewarding experience.

Student sitting in the sun outside the faculty building.
Eivind Senneset

A visit to the Faculty of Social Sciences

On Friday 10 August at 13:15 you are invited to visit the Faculty of Social Sciences for orientation on courses and practical information. Meet up at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Fosswinckels gate 6, Stort Auditorium.

13:15 – 14:00 – Welcome, practical information on registration, exams and courses

14:00 – 15:00 – Welcome market
Departments and student advisers represented at stands outside the Students' Information Centre on the third floor. They will answer practical and academic questions. The Centre is open for signatures on Learning Agreements and other documents. Coffee and snacks.

15:00 – 17:30 - Preparations for the mentor week, games and pizza. Register for the mentor groups.

A visit to the University of Bergen Library 

Monday 13 August from 10:30 - 11:30 - Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. A new visit will be announced later. However, we recommend that you visit the Library of Social Sciences on your own. You will find it in Fosswinckels gate 14, next door to the faculty. Books can be ordered online directly from the library website.

Practical Information

Remember that semester registration deadline is the 1st of September

→ Make sure exam dates and lecture times of your courses do not conflict

→ It is not possible to make individual ot special exam arrangements unless you have an illness or other needs that cause significant  disadvantages in the examination situation. The application deadline for special arrangements is the 1st of September.

MittUiB – your personal pages for timetables, curriculum, messages, course information

→ For signatures (Learning Agreement, Confirmation of Arrival/Departure) Contact the Information centre   at the Faculty of Social Sciences after semester registration 

→ Late arrival - see this checklist for important dates and deadlines 

Information meetings for new master students

All new master students are invited to an information meeting at their department in the beginning of the first semester.
You will get practical information about master's studies at the faculty in general and at your department in particular. Relevant areas for master's theses will be presented. You will meet your professors and fellow students, and you have the opportunity to ask questions.

Master programmeTimeRoomNo. on map

Master's Programme in
Public Administration

Thursday 09.08
11:00 - 12:00

Christies gate 17, Sem.room 17.112    32
Master's Programme in
Development Geography
Thursday 16.08
13:15 - 14:00
SV Sem.room 744    19

Master's Programme in
System Dynamics 

European Master in System Dynamics

Thursday 16.08
15:15 - 16:00

SV Small auditorium


Programme Mentor Week  

Monday 13 August

13:30: Appointment of Mentor Week groups for all students who want to attend. Meet up at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

15:00 - 16:00: Welcome Ceremony at Muséplass

17:00-20:00: Pre-party
Pre-party is an opportunity to come together before going out. The atmosphere is always great, and we encourage all of you to attend and get to know your fellow students better.

20:00-03:00: Mentor Week kick-off at Ricks
The doors open at 19:30, and the programme starts with a stand-up performance from Humorkollektivet at 20:00 hrs. We recommend that you arrive early to get a place. Afterwards there is a club with different concepts in each room at the Ricks.

Tuesday 14 August

17:00-20:00: Pre-party

20:00-03:00: Helhus at Kvarteret

Wednesday 15 August

17:00-20:00: Scavenger hunt
This part of the programme will take place on Campus, and there will be about 15 tasks for you to solve at different checkpoints.

20:00-22:00: Bowling and pizza at Bowling1/Vestkanten – no alcohol

20:00-22:00: Pre-party

22:00-03:00: Mentor Week party at Club KOK/Henrik og Pernille

Thursday 16 August

10:00-16:00: Football tournament at Kronsminde ballpark
Teams can sign up from Monday 13 August in the Mentor Week

17:00-21:00: Pubcrawl in the city centre

20:00-22:00: Lazertag at Wastland with pizza – no alcohol

21:00-23:00: Pre-party

22:00-03:00: Mentor Week party at Club KOK/Henrik og Pernille

Friday 17 August

12:00- 14:00: A visit to Bergen Aquarium

14:00-15:00: Guided tour at KODE art museum

20:00-24:00: Movie and tabeltop night at the faculty

Saturday 18 August

10:00-16:00: Mountain hike from the top of Ulriken to Mount Fløyen

17:00-20:00: Pre-party

20:00-03:00: Banquet
The banquet will take place at the Corner Theatre, Møhlenpris – dress up for party
Tickets will be sold at the Mentors’ office from Monday 13 August