Biosciences

Master's degree in Bodø and Steinkjer

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Semester registration and attendance

Welcome to the Master in Biosciences at Nord University. The autumn semester promises to be exciting​, inclusive and, not least, safe for all our students.

The Master in Biosciences will be delivered through a combination of online and onsite learning in autumn 2020.

Registration 

You can register as  a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and the e-learning platform Canvas. 

This year, it is especially important that you participate in digital learning arenas.  

Received a student number? >> Register as a student at Nord University. 


Start date

New Master of Biosciences students are invited to attend an online commencement meeting.

Monday, August 17, 2020
Time and link to online meeting will published here soon.

We recommend that you attend the meeting, in which we will provide useful information and where you will have the chance to get to know your study advisor and lecturers.

Contact information

Academic advisor for specialisaiton in aquaculture, genomics and marine ecology (Bodø):
Mats Pedersen​ ​- mats.pedersen@nord.no
​​Tel: +47 75 51 73 51

Academic advisor for specialisation in terrestrial ecology (Steinkjer):
Linda Kristin Evenset - linda.k.evenset@nord.no
Tel: + 47 74 11 20 33

Equipment

Digital learning forms an important part of education at Nord, regardless of mode of delivery.  It is important to have the right equipment. All student should have access to:

  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet access
  • Headset
  • Web camera

Special learning arrangements

If you have special needs, including if you are in a high risk group for Covid-19, that affect your learning situation, you can apply for special arrangements in teaching and examinations.

>> Read more about special learning arrangements here. ​

Infection prevention and control

Please familiarise yourself with infection prevention and control measures at Nord University and the Faculty​​. We expect all students to adhere to the applicable guidelines in this regard.

Program for commencement

The programme for commencement will be published here when it is available. Class timetables for the entire semester are available below.

New Master of Biosciences students are invited to attend an online commencement meeting. 

Monday, August 17, 2020
Time and link to online meeting will published here soon.

We recommend that you attend the meeting, in which we will provide useful information and where you will have the chance to get to know your study advisor and lecturers.​

Monday, August 31, 2020
Incoming international students plan to arrive on campus for commencement of onsite classes on this date. Late arrival may lead to cancellation of admission. Please contact your academic advisor if you have questions.

Timetables and course literature

Timetables

The class timetable will be available in TimeEdit in the course of the summer holidays. Follow the links below to check if your timetable has been published.

After you have completed semester registration, you can log in to TimeEdit and see your personalized timetable.

Course literature

>> Read our instructions on finding, purchasing and downloading course literature here.​

Student life and practical information

Studentinord

Studentinord is the student welfare organization. They offer student housing, food and drink on campus, kindergartens, counselling services and bookshops, as well as support to recreational activities for students.

>> Studentinord

Getting around campus​

MazeMap provides detailed maps of Nord's campuses

>> Download Mazemap for Iphone / >> Download Mazemap for Android

Bus to and from campus


Steinkjer

>> Train 
>> Bus

New in town and student life

>> Arriving in Norway: good to know upon arrival at your study destination. Everything from sim cards, bank accounts and groceries to notifying immigration authorities.

>> Student life in Bodø

>> Student life in Steinkjer

App “Infoskjermen GO"

Stay up to date with what's happening on campus using the app “Infoskjermen GO". Here you will find an overview of activities, news and offers. Download for iPhone / Android. ​


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

Specializations

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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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