PhD in Aquatic Biosciences

Doctoral degree in Bodø and Steinkjer

Aquatic Biosciences at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture is the study of the structure, function and behaviour of living organisms in aquatic ecosystems, predominantly related to the marine sector.

Programme description

Aquatic Biosciences at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture is the study of the structure, function and behaviour of living organisms in aquatic ecosystems, predominantly related to the marine sector.

Study model

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Admission requirements

The Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA) welcomes applicants who have successfully completed their master's degree (120 ECTS) in Aquaculture or Marine Ecology or other related fields within biology, with a minimum average grade C (or its international accepted equivalence) or better. Potential candidates with master´s degree in other areas may be considered depending on the nature of the proposed research project.

In order to be admitted to the PhD programme applicants must source financing for the entire period of the doctoral studies (3 years). Possible funding sources are PhD fellowships funded by FBA or other external sources. Self-financed applicants are normally not accepted (documented funding from governmental or non-governmental bodies is required). Available PhD scholarships funded by FBA will be publicly available on the website: https://www.nord.no/en/about/jobs/Pages/default.aspx

Please review the Regulations for the doctor of philosophy degree at Nord University, including the Supplementary regulations for the PhD in Aquatic Biosciences for more detailed information on admission requirements for the PhD programme.

Complete applications will be forwarded to the Faculty Research Board and Dean, which take the decision on admission.

Job opportunities

The PhD in Aquatic Biosciences will first and foremost qualify the students for positions within higher education institutions and for research and development work at research institutes. They would also have opportunities within the aquaculture or marine life science-related industries in Norway and abroad. Non-Governmental agencies interested in marine environmental issues will also be an attractive employer.

Further education

PhD is the highest form of academic education offered, and signifies the conclusion of studies.

Study abroad

Based on the nature of the research project, there will be research visits/stay at national or international institutions.

Application deadline and admission

ECTS Credits 180
Study level Ph.D
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø and Steinkjer

Application deadline and admission

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