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Master programme (2 years)


Bodø, Steinkjer

Programme description

Understanding living organisms and their relationship to the environment is crucial to creating sustainable solutions for the future and conserving natural resources. The Master of Biosciences at Nord University educates scientists to have a fundamental understanding of the importance of sustainability and advanced knowledge of their chosen area of specialisation.

Students can choose from specialisations within aquaculture, genomics, livestock science, marine ecology, and terrestrial ecology. A master's in Biosciences from Nord University provides a competitive edge in the job market and our graduates can choose to work in a wide range of industries and fields.

Career opportunities

As a Biosciences graduate and depending on your specialisation, you will be qualified to, for example, carry out laboratory work, environmental consultancy, work in the aquaculture sector, and work in all levels of the public sector, from municipal authorities to national government and agencies.

Student exchange

Ever thought of spending part of your degree in another part of the world?

To promote international competence, it is expected that candidates will spend at least 3 months (usually in the 2nd semester) with our collaborating universities in Europe and other parts of the world. These institutions offer you exciting opportunities to study for one semester abroad, allowing a broader scope and diversity of topics than can be offered by a single university alone.

We are flexible and have dedicated staff who will do their best to help you with your stay abroad. The world is yours to explore!

Please contact the international coordinator at FBA, Jose de Pool, for more information

Following further studies

Graduates qualify to apply for admission to PhD programmes at Norwegian and foreign universities. By taking an additional teacher training programme graduates are qualified to teach in secondary schools.

Higher education entrance qualification

Documented proficiency in English language

Bachelor's degree within a biological field with an average grade of C or better. Of the 180 ECTS students need a minimum of 60 ECTS in biosciences courses and must also have a basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and chemistry at university level. 

How to apply