Biosciences

Master's degree in Bodø and Steinkjer

Welcome to start your studies 2021

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 15 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.

Wednesday 18 August

10.15 – 14.00
Meet inside the main entrance

Physical event in auditorium A12 Elsa Laula Renberg

Welcome to the Master studies at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
 

14.15 – 15.30

Auditorium A5 Petter Thomassen

Theoretical lab safety course

Thursday 19 August

Half of the class will spend the day doing the practical part of the lab safety course.

Half of the class will go for a tour of Mørkvedbukta Research Station.

08:00 - 10:00
Studentinord treats new students to free breakfast in the main canteen.

09.00 – 16.00

Group 1 and 2

 

Meet inside the main entrance

Practical lab safety course in room 1471

 

Group 1 before lunch

Group 2 after lunch

09.00 – 16.00

Group 3 and 4

Meet outside the main entrance

Tour and activities at the faculty's research station

Go together from Campus.

https://link.mazemap.com/RpvWS4v7

Friday 20 August

Half of the class will spend the day doing the practical part of the lab safety course

Half of the class will go for a tour of Mørkvedbukta Research Station

09.00 – 16.00

Group 1 and 2

Meet outside the main entrance

Tour and activities at the faculty's research station​

Go together from Campus.

https://link.mazemap.com/RpvWS4v7


09.00 – 16.00

Group 3 and 4

Meet inside the main entrance​

Practical lab safety course in room 1471

Group 3 before lunch

Group 4 after lunch


Programme / study start - Steinkjer

Students in Steinkjer will meet at campus on August 18 from 13.00​

On August 19 new students will go on a fieldtrip.

We will update as more information becomes available.

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. The Master of Biosciences at Nord University educates scientists to have a fundamental understanding of the importance of sustainability and advanced knowledge within their chosen area of specialization.

Students can choose from specializations within Aquaculture, Genomics, Livestock science, Marine Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology. A Masters 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. The Master of Biosciences at Nord University educates scientists to have a fundamental understanding of the importance of sustainability and advanced knowledge within their chosen area of specialization.

Students can choose from specializations within Aquaculture, Genomics, Livestock science, Marine Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology. A Masters 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. Students need a minimum of 60 ECTS in biosciences courses and must have basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and chemistry at university level.

How to apply

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 commercial aquaculture, feed production and vaccincation, and work in all levels of the public sector, from munipal authorities to national government and agencies.

Further education

Graduates qualify to apply for admission to PhD programmes at Norwegian and foreign universities. If students take additional teaching training programme, they will also be qualified to teach in secondary school.

Study abroad

Ever thought of spending part of your degree in another part of the world? Our cooperations with universities in Europe and other parts of the world can offer you exciting opportunities to study one or two semesters abroad.

A study abroad complements your degree studies well. We are flexibel and will do our best to help you with your stay abroad. The world is yours to explore.

We recommend to go abroad in the second semester of the master degree.

Below you will find an overview of our partner universities which offer subjects within Biosciences at master's level:

AUSTRALIA James Cook University Charles Darwin University INDIA Department of Aquaculture, Karntaka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangalore JAPAN Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology CANADA Memorial University of Newfoundland Lakehead University University of Saskatchewan USA Humboldt State University University of New England

EUROPE Netherlands: University of Groningen University of Wageningen

Russia: St. Petersburg University Murmansk State Technical University (MSTU) Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU)

Scotland: University of Stirling

Germany: University of Bremen Leuphana University Lüneburg Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg Spain: University of Barcelona University of Alicante

Denmark: Roskilde University

Sweden: Gothenburg University Iceland: University of Akureyri Holar University College

Portugal: University of Algarve France: Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, IUT St.-Étienne Université de Bourgogne, IUT Dijon Université Francois-Rabelais, TOURS Hungary: Szent Istvan University Italy: University of Sapienza

​​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​​

​​Specializations​






Application deadline and admission

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

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