Study plan

Molecular Biosciences

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Programme description

Students may choose any three of the following 10 ECTS-credit courses:
  • Molecular cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Scientific Methods

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Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme the student should:


  • Understand the principles and theories of using various scientific methods to address biological questions
  • Understand the basic structure and functions of the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Have a broad know of the developments in Biotechnology


  • Perform a critical evaluation of published scientific information
  • Be able to carry out various types of basic biology techniques
  • Be able to use basic biology terminology

General competence

  • Present and disseminate scientific results to other scientists and the public

Admission requirements

Minimum 1.5 years of full-time studies within biology or related fields.

Please note: this semester package is designed specifically for exchange students.

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Job opportunities

For students who transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Biology, this programme provides career opportunities for graduates in both the private and public sector.

Further education

The semester package can generally be acknowledged as one semester of undergraduate education at universities, related to study programmes within aquaculture, marine biology or ecology. Upon transfer to our BSc in Biology and graduation in the programme, students are qualified for MSc in Biology and Aquaculture.


Semester registration fee (except for exchange students) and course literature. No tuition fees.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".

Refer to applicable legislation, rules and regulations

Assessment methods

See individual course descriptions.

Programme evaluation

Students take an active part in the evaluation of the courses in the programme through mid-term and final evaluation. Dialogue meetings are also conducted between students and the programme director every semester.


Qualifications requirements and regulations

ECTS Credits 30 Study level Half-year programme and shorter Teaching language English Faculty Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture Course location Bodø