Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine Bioresources

Joint Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Welcome to study start 2022

Register as student

Welcome as a student in the Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresources.

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 14
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 22 August

​10.15 – 14.00

Meet inside the main entrance

Physical event in room 2442

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 23 and Wednesday 24 August
​10.00 – 16.00
2443
​Start-up of course
BI300F Scientific communication and research methodology​

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 August

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

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

Next day the groups switch

09.00 – 16.00

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

Meet inside the main entrance

Practical lab safety course in room 1471



Plan for Nordic Master 2022 weeks 34 to 37 

Week 34: Master Start-up 

Week 35: Nordic master start-up 

       Bodø digital week 1 

Week 36: Nordic master  

       Bodø digital week 2    

Week 37: Nordic Master  

       Bodø physical week​

Time schedule, curriculum and other information

​Time schedule

The timetable will be published in the timetable tool TimeEdit during the summe

r.

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 that 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

MAR-BIO is a research-based master's programme combining competence from three Nordic countries to educate next-generation professionals within the area of blue growth and marine circular economy.

Through an interdisciplinary study programme in three Nordic countries, students gain insight into the interaction between fisheries, aquaculture, environment, law, management, production and utilisation of marine bio-resources.

Programme description

MAR-BIO is a research-based master's programme combining competence from three Nordic countries to educate next-generation professionals within the area of blue growth and marine circular economy.

Through an interdisciplinary study programme in three Nordic countries, students gain insight into the interaction between fisheries, aquaculture, environment, law, management, production and utilisation of marine bio-resources.

Study model


​1.semester
​Introduction to Sustainable Production and Utilisation of Marine Bioresources BIO5003 (15 ECTS) + Scientific Communication and Research Methods BI300F (10 ECTS) + Elective course (5 ECTS) 
2.semester

Elective courses at the partner universities

Elective course (30 ECTS
3. and 4. semester
Master thesis (60 ECTS) ​


To view a complete overview of elective courses available at our partner institutions, visit the website of The University of Gothenburg.​

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are:

• Higher education entrance qualification

• Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) within bioscience or social science, including socio economy

• Average grade of C or better (laudabilis) in the Bachelor’s degree.

• A motivation letter must be uploaded to the application portal within the specified deadline.

For applicants outside the Nordic countries, applicants are asked to document proficiency in English language.


Applicants are ranked by:

1. Motivational letter

2. Grades of the Bachelor’s degree

3. An interdisciplinary constellation of the class.

Applicants will be ranked by their motivation letters. The applicant’s motivation for the study, and his/her motivation for the idea of travelling between the partner universities, as well as his/her academic background and future career plans will be emphasized.

Applicants apply to the preferred university. It’s possible to apply to more than one.

General admission and documentation requirements

Learning outcomes

Knowledge:

After completion of the MAR-BIO programme the candidate:

  • has thorough knowledge of the broader perspective on sustainable production and utilisation of marine bioresources, especially within aquaculture in a Nordic perspective.
  • depending on the profile of the master’s thesis, has an understanding of the impact of marine bioresources on coastal communities
  • has thorough knowledge of theories on sustainability and value creation of marine bioresources
  • has a thorough knowledge about scientific theories and methods in the field of marine bioresources.
  • knows the basics of project formulation and research design.

Skills:

After completion of the MAR-BIO programme the candidate can:

  • analyse and relate critically to different sources of information and use these to structure and formulate scholarly arguments
  • use relevant methods for research and development work in an independent manner
  • carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics
  • present acquired knowledge as well as own analyses and syntheses, both orally and in writing

General competence:

After completion of the MAR-BIO programme the candidate can:

  • analyse and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scientific arguments
  • evaluate facts from different sources, discuss them and take a stand for the pros and cons with different theories
  • communicate academic issues, analyses and conclusions both with specialists and the general public

Job opportunities

Depending on the master's thesis profile, candidates will be well qualified for positions in relevant business sectors such as Aquaculture, Fisheries, further development and production of marine food, utilization of waste bi-products, Biological Consultancy, Municipal Planning, municipal and state management of environment, nature and aquaculture resources, as well as the development of coastal communities.

Further education

Further education will depend on background also from the bachelor's degree. Assuming biological background from a bachelor's degree and completed MAR-BIO, the candidate will be able to proceed with a PhD in Aquatic Biosciences at Nord University, or equivalent PhD degrees at the University of Gothenburg. Candidates with a Social Sciences background on their bachelor's degree will, after completing MAR-BIO, also qualify for doctoral degrees at other institutions in Norway or abroad.

Study abroad

The students enrolled in the programme will do a minimum of 30 credit exchange to one of the partner universities; University of Gothenburg or Holar University College.

Costs

Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

The first semester the students will attend an compulsory course spending one week in Bodø, one week in Gothenburg and one week in Akureyri/Holar. These expenses are covered by the Nordic Council funds that accompany the master.

In addition, there is a compulsory exchange of at least 30 credits one of the partner universities within MAR-BIO, which results in travel, housing and food expenses. The students can apply for extra grant from the “Norwegian Lånekasse” if Norwegian, or from ERASMUS + from the EU system.



    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 20




    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 20

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