Biosciences

Master's degree in Bodø or Steinkjer

Natural resources are of great value to humankind and must be maintained for future generations. Master's students will gain knowledge on the living organism in the marine and terrestrial environment. The importance of sustainability in a wide context. The study programme aims to give the students advanced knowledge in biosciences within specializations available in the four fields: aquaculture, genomic, marine or terrestrial ecology. A Master of Biosciences gives you a competitive edge in the job market, and we give you the flexibility to choose from a range of profiles, depending on your career goals.

Programme description

Natural resources are of great value to humankind and must be maintained for future generations. Master's students will gain knowledge on the living organism in the marine and terrestrial environment. The importance of sustainability in a wide context. The study programme aims to give the students advanced knowledge in biosciences within specializations available in the four fields: aquaculture, genomic, marine or terrestrial ecology. A Master of Biosciences gives you a competitive edge in the job market, and we give you the flexibility to choose from a range of profiles, depending on your career goals.

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 from the university level.

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Job opportunities

A master's degree in Biosciences will qualify for jobs in both public and private sectors, for example in consulting and investigation both privately and in various ministries, directorates, county and municipal authorities. Depending on the Master's degree specialization the student will qualify for many different positions in molecular biology laboratories, environmental consultants, Norwegian and international aquaculture industry within feed production, vaccine and commercial aquaculture businesses.

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.

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

AUSTRALIA
James Cook University

EUROPE
Germany:
Unversity of Bremen
Leuphana University Lüneburg

Netherlands:
University of Groningen
University of Wageningen

Russia:
Staint Petersburg State University

UK:
University of Newcastle
University of Stirling

Specializations



Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​  EU/EEA: April 1 Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15
ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø or Steinkjer

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Non-EU/EEA: December 1​​  EU/EEA: April 1 Norwegian citizens/residents: April 15

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