Postgraduate course


  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO330
  • Number of semesters2
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Semester of Instruction

Irregular. The course runs over two semesters. Starting in spring semester and ending in autumn semester. Not taught 2017. 

Objectives and Content

The course consists of field trips in the Bergen region (2 days) and a field course in southern Norwegian mouintain areas (5 days). Some lab teaching connected to the field trips.

The main aim is to give students a practical introduction in the art of identification of plant species by means of artificial keys and descriptions in currently available floras. The course will emphasise the characters useful for separating different species of vascular cryptogams, conifers, and angiosperms occurring in Norway. Also exercises will aim at gaining experience in identifying plants collected in their native habitats. Instructions in the basics on how to collect and preserve (press) specimens to document finds for scientific purposes.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

This course is recommended for students in the Master's programme in Biology - biodiversity, evolution and ecology and students should therefore have a Bachelor in biology including good background in botanics.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

 Field course and laboratory course. Approved mandatory activities are valid for 6 semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam

Grading Scale



Contact Information


Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline