Biosciences

Master's degree in Bodø and Steinkjer

Welcome to the start of your studies 2022

Register as student

Welcome to the Master programme in Biosciences. We have planned an autumn semester that will be exciting, safe and inclusive for all our students.

Registration

All students at Nord University must register in Studentweb at the start of the semester. You can pay the semester fee and register as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing the payment and registration, you must register for teaching and exams. You also get access to important learning tools and digital meeting rooms at Nord University. Deadline for payment and registration is September 1.

Register as a student at Nord University here

Programme / study start - Bodø

DATE TIME / PLACE WHAT HAPPENS
Sunday August 14th 18:30
University backyard

PreStudy BBQ

All new students are welcome to join in an informal «Meet and greet» with barbeque
Brought to you by StudentiNord.

Monday August 22nd  

10.15 – 14.00
Meet inside the main entrance

Physical event in room 2443

Welcome to the Master studies at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture

14.15 – 15.30

Auditorium A3 Matthias Bonsach Krogh

Theoretical lab safety course

Tuesday August 23rd

10.15 - 16.00
2443
Start-up of course BI300F Scientific communication and research methodology​
​Wednesday August 24th

10.15 - 16.00
2443

Bi300F Scientific Communication and Research Method

​​Thursday August 25th

Practical lab safety course

09.00 – >

 

Meet inside the main entrance

Practical lab safety course in room 1471
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Friday August 26th

Tour of Mørkvedbukta Research Station


09.00 – >

Meet inside the main entrance​


Guided tour and courses at the Faculty's research station



Programme / study start - Steinkjer

Start-up of the master's programmes at Steinkjer is Wednesday 17 August at 10 am.


August 17:

10:00 Opening for master

12:30 Official opening all studies in Origo

 

August 18:

The specializations go on a trip with their mentors. Details will come later.

 

August 19:

10.00 Information Meeting


August 23

Start-up of joint methodology course BI300F Scientific communication and research methodology

Time schedule, curriculum and other information

Time schedule

The timetable will be published in the timetable tool TimeEdit during the summer. Choose your study program to find the timetable:

>> Time Schedule

After you have registered and signed up for courses in the autumn, you can also find your individual time schedule here.

Curriculum

Here you will find the curriculum of your various courses:

>> Leganto

Equipment

All students should have access to:

  • PC/Mac/Pad with internet access 
  • Headphones
  • Webcamera
  • Lab coat (some courses)

Special learning arrangements 

Nord University aims to facilitate learning and enjoyment of the learning environment for students with disabilities and special requirements.

Application deadline: 1 September

>> Read more about special learning arrangements

>> Apply

We recommend you also check out

>> Main new student page

>> Checklist new students
>> Frequently asked questions (nord.no)

>> Mazemap

Life on campus and the buddy​ scheme

​We want all our students to get to know their place of study well. We have gathered information on how to get to and from campus, how to find your way around campus and how to stay informed about what is happening at your campus.

>> Student life at the different campuses
>> The buddy programme 2021


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.

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.

Study model

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Admission requirements

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

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes:

On completion of the programme graduates will possess advanced knowledge within the field of biology depending on the specialisation within aquaculture, genomic, marine or terrestrial ecology, or livestock science. The training offers a thorough knowledge of relevant scientific methods used in biological research

Skills

Graduates of the programme can:

  • analyse and critically relate to various information sources and apply them to structure and formulate questions in biology
  • objectively assess existing theories, methods and research strategies within the field
  • use relevant methods in an independent way to collect, analyse, interpret and understand biological data
  • carry out an independent, limited research project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics

General competence

Graduates can:

  • analyse relevant biological and ethical issues
  • apply their knowledge and skills to participate in scientific research and professional research related to the master's specialisation
  • perform advanced tasks and projects within the field
  • communicate extensive independent work and master's level language and terminology in the academic field
  • communicate about academic biological problems to both scientists and the general public
  • contribute to new thinking and innovation processes

Job 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.

Further education

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.

Study abroad

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

For more information on our partner institutions, visit Utvekslingsavtaler (nord.no)

​​The University Centre in Svalbard

In addition to the opportunities to study abroad, the faculty kindly suggests one semester at the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS).

UNIS offers a number of exciting courses in Arctic biology at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The courses are offered in spring, summer or autumn, and most have a strong focus on fieldwork.

Students apply for admission directly to UNIS.

For information on topics and admission requirements see: UNIS | The University Ce​ntre in S​valbard​​

​​Specialisations​






Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: November 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15
ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: November 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 15

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