Biosciences

Master's degree in Bodø or Steinkjer

New Students Welcome: Orientation Week 2019

Important information 

Orientation Week is full of exciting events that help you prepare for having a successful start as a student at Nord University. Explore the complete Orientation Week schedule in the menu below.

Mandatory attendance
International full-degree students are required to attend a compulsory orientation meeting held by the International Office on Monday, 12 August. View the full programme here. Please note that the faculty information meeting 14:00 - 15:00 on Monday is intended for exchange students only. Orientation Week events specifically organised for MSc Biosciences students begin on Monday, 19 August. 

Please notify the study advisor, Mats Pedersen, if you are unable to attend Orientation Week.

Timetable
You can view your programme timetable online by clicking on the respective specialisation below. This will show you a weekly breakdown of all classes for the first semester. In some circumstances changes to timetables are unavoidable. Please check your timetable closer to the start of teaching for the most up to date version.

MSc Biosciences Specialisation Genomics
MSc Biosciences Specialisation Terrestrial Ecology and Nature Management

Course description and syllabus
Further below this page you will find an accordion menu called "Study Model". This menu contains an overview of all courses that form part of the study programme. By clicking on an individual course you will be provided with a course description, syllabus and other important course information. 

Find your way around campus
Find your way around by using Mazemap

New student at Nord
Our page New at Nord contains useful information concerning the mandatory orientation meeting organised by the International Office and other practical advise to ensure a successful start as a new student at Nord University. This page is continuously being updated.

Any further questions?
For any other questions please contact the study advisor of the MSc Biosciences programme, Mats Pedersen.

Orientation Week Schedule


Orientation Week events specifically organised for MSc Biology students are held 19 - 23 August.

All i
nternational students are required to attend a compulsory orientation programme held by the International Office on Monday, 12 August. View the full programm herePlease note that the faculty information meeting 14:00 - 15:00 on Monday is intended for exchange students only

Changes to the schedule may occur. Please check the schedule closer to the start of the orientation week for a most up to date version.
MONDAY - FRIDAY, 5 - 9 AUGUST 2019
12:00 - 13:00 Welcome Committee

Where:
 "Welcome Committee" room A134 (entrance A, passed the stairs and the first door on your right hand-side) 
Who: All new students

Between 5 - 9 August, 12:00 - 13:00, you have the opportunity to meet a representative of your study programme at Nord University. But also if you have any question or need help come along and speak to one of the students from Welcome Committee. They will be pleased to offer their assistance. Check out their webpage for more information here.  

SUNDAY, 11 AUGUST 2019

18:00 Pre-study BBQ

Where: Outside the main canteen (find your way here)
Who: All new students

The student's welfare organisation "Studentinord" is hosting a BBQ party for all new students outside the main canteen, where the Rector and Deans at Nord University will be the Head Chefs for the evening and serve food;) This is an exciting event to meet new students.

MONDAY, 12 AUGUST 2019

10:00 - 14:00 Orientation meeting 

Where: A14, Petter Dass, Bodø
Who: All new international students

The International Office at Nord University is holding an orientation day for all international students, which is packed with important information and useful events to help you get familiar with the university. The orientation day is mandatory for international students to attend. View the full programme here. Please note that the faculty information meeting 14:00 - 15:00 on Monday is intended for exchange students only. 

Orientation Week and faculty info meetings specifically organised for full-degree students of the MSc in Biosciences are held 19 - 23 August.  

16:00
BBQ 

Where: 
Outside the main canteen (find your way here)
Who: All new international students

The student's welfare organisation "Studentinord" is hosting a BBQ party for all new international students outside the main canteen. This is a great way to meet other international students.
TUESDAY, 13 AUGUST 2019

11:00 Opening new academic year 2019/20 - Official ceremony

Where: Outside the main entrance (find your way) 
Who: All new students

Please note that the ceremony is held in Norwegian. 

13:0
0 Opening new academic year - Faculty Welcome FBA

Where: A12 Elsa Laula Renberg (find your way)
Who: All new students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)

Please note that the ceremony is held partly in Norwegian, partly in English. 

14:15 Refreshments will be served outside the auditorium

14:30 Meet your buddy - Faculty's student union Nugla

Where: A12 Elsa Laula Renberg (find your way)
Who: All new students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture

Welcome from the student union Nugla. All new students meet the faculty's buddies and become part of a buddy group. The buddies will guide you through the coming weeks and help you settle in. For more information check out the buddy programme.

WEDNESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2019

11:00-12:00 Pizza lunch

Where: Main entrance "Gråsona" (find your way)
Who: All new students at Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)

All new students at FBA can eat as much as they want. Free pizza is served!

14:15-15:30 How to survive as a student

Where: A13 Elias Blix (find your way)
Who: All new students

The student host at Nord University, Øystein Strømsnes, will offer his best tips to help you survive and thrive in your first year of uni. The lecture is held in Norwegian, but stay tuned for a chance to win tickets for the music festival "Parkenfestivalen" in Bodø. They only way in is to win, as the festival is sold out.


Evening activity

The student union Nugla arranges activities in the evening. Tickets for sale

THURSDAY, 15 AUGUST 2019

08:00-10:00 Breakfast hosted by Studentinord

Where: Main canteen (find your way)
Who: All new students

Get a good start in the morning with delicious free breakfast. This is also a good way to meet fellow students.

10:30-14:00 Tour de Nord

Where:
 tba
Who: All new students

Join your buddy group in a scavenger hunt, which takes you around campus. At the end of this not-to-miss event all participants can enjoy themselves with great music and free food. 

FRIDAY, 16 AUGUST 2019

09:00-12:00 Police registration

Place: Kongens gate 81, 8006 Bodø
Who: All new international students outside the EU/EEC - Group 3

Police registration on Friday is organised by the International Office. The International Office will contact you regarding the time and place to meet. For questions please contact the International Office directly.

Information about Orientation Week 19 - 23 August , which is specifically organised for MSc Biosciences students, will be forthcoming.

Services for new students


Studentinord
Do you need housing? Kindergarten? Affordable and healthy food on campus?

Get to kn​ow the services of Studentinord​, the welfare organisation for students at Nord University. Their job is to make your life as a new student easier.

Welcome committee
The welcome committee is run by senior students, who will ensure that you get the best possible start as a new student in Bodø. They can pick you up from the airport, help you find accomodation and arrange guided tourse in and around Bodø. Please follow their link here for more information about their services.

Buddy programme
Buddies are senior students who are helping new students get to know the university, study programmes and student community. In short, they help you prepare for having a successful start as a student at Nord University. Check out the 
buddy programme for more information.

Student life
Want to learn more about life as a student at Nord University? Find out more here.

About campus Bodø
Find out more about campus Bodø.


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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