Subject description for 2021/2022

Individual Curriculum (BI308F)

Individual Curriculum


Course description

The course is organised on an individual basis, i.e. the student and his/her supervisor together decide on a curriculum that is related to, though not the very background for, the thesis.


No tution fees. Semester registration and course literature.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course:


The student should:

  • Have an overview of theory and problems in a topic at Master¿s level. The topic will be relevant for biology, chemistry or statistics
  • Be able to acquire new knowledge in this topic


The student should:

  • Demonstrate an overview of problems in this topic at Master¿s level
  • Know how to find relevant literature about this topic

General competence

The student should:

  • Be able to use this knowledge in his or her master thesis
  • Be able to communicate with other biologists about this topic at Master¿s level

Course type

Elective: MSc in Marine Ecology and MSc in Aquaculture

Mode of delivery


Teaching activities and methods

Self-study under supervision

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the university¿s quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Oral Examination, grading scale A-E for pass, F for fail

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2021
ECTS Credits 5 Course location Bodø Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture