Courses for Exchange Students

The University of Bergen offers a large number of courses taught in English at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

 

Below you can find a list with course descriptions for the courses that are taught in English and other foreign languages in the academic year 2014/15.


100-, 200- or 300-level courses: Normally, 100-level courses may only be included at bachelor's level, while 200-level courses may be included at both bachelor's and master's level. 100-level courses and 200-level courses are listed as undergraduate courses. As a rule, 300-level courses may only be incorporated into master's programmes and are listed as postgraduate courses.

Course descriptions and ECTS credits: Click on each course to check which semester (autumn or spring) the courses you wish to apply for are taught to make sure that they are offered during your study period in Bergen. You can also find a course description, number of ECTS credits etc. here. Please check if the courses you wish to apply for have any pre-requirements. You can find this under ‘Course description’ for each course.

A full work load for one semester is 30 ECTS credits, but we recommend that you choose a few extra courses in case any of your choices are not approved, or if some of the courses have overlapping time schedules etc. Further queries about courses may be directed to the faculty or department, see contact information by clicking on each course.

 

Norwegian language courses: Applicants to Norwegian language courses can check the course descriptions under 'Humanities and aesthetic studies'. Please note that the Norwegian courses amount to between 10-30 ECTS credits and have mandatory attendance throughout the semester. New exchange students may apply for one of these when they apply for admission. UiB also offers an intensive summer language course from 17 July-9 August with a separate application procedure.

 

 

Social sciences, Law and Psychology

Undergraduate Courses

 

  • AORG105 - State and Governance in Developing Countries
  • AORG106 - State and Governance in Developing Countries
  • AORG107 - EU and International Organisations
  • ECON115 - Development Economics I
  • EUR105 - European Union Institutions and Politics
  • GEO204 - Quantitative Analysis -1
  • GEO206 - Qualitative Analysis
  • GEO215 - Geographical Information Systems: Theory and Practice
  • GEO221 - Globalisation and Development of Place
  • GEO231 - Theories about Development and Migration
  • GEO-SD201 - Principles of Dynamic Modeling and Policy Design
  • INFO115 - The Social Web
  • INFO116 - Semantic Technologies
  • INFO216 - Advanced Modelling
  • INFO262 - Interaction Design
  • INFO282 - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • INFOMEVI201 - Technology, Culture and Society
  • KOGVIT101 - Introduction to the Cognitive Sciences
  • MEVI111 - An Introduction to the Norwegian Media System in a Global Context
  • PED114 - Education in a Changing Society
  • PSYK106 - Personnel Psychology
  • SAMPOL115 - Democracy and Democratization
  • SAMPOL120 - Scandinavian Politics and Government
  • SAMPOL204 - Varieties of Political Regimes: Latin America in Comparative Perspective
  • SAMPOL205 - Regions, Federalism and EU Integration
  • SAMPOL206 - Constitution-Making, Democracy and Development: Africa, Middle East and Comparative Perspectives
  • SAMPOL207 - Citizenship: Theories and Policies
  • SAMPOL214 - Political Economy
  • SAMPOL270 - American Government and Politics
  • SANT104 - Culture, Meaning and Communication
  • SANT220 - Anthropology, Intervention and Development
  • SANT230 - Urban Anthropology
  • SAS8-GEO - Scandinavian Area Studies - Geography: Environment and Society
  • SOS110 - Global Dynamics

 

 

Postgraduate Courses

 

  • AORG320 - Organization and Politics
  • AORG321 - Methodology
  • AORG324 - Scandinavian Public Administration
  • GEO306 - Methods in human geography
  • GEO308 - Theory of Science and Research Design for Geographers
  • GEO324 - Firm Strategies, Governance and Regional Development
  • GEO326 - Geographical Perspectives on Food
  • GEO337 - Critical Perspectives on Environment and Development
  • GEO338 - Theories about Development and Migration - II
  • GEO901 - Production and interpretation of qualitative data
  • GEO-SD302 - Fundamentals of Dynamic Social Systems
  • GEO-SD303 - Model-based Analysis and Policy Design
  • GEO-SD304 - System Dynamics Modelling Process
  • GEO-SD306 - Experimental Methods in Social Systems
  • GEO-SD308 - Policy Design and Implementation
  • GEO-SD321 - Model-based Socioeconomic Planning
  • JUS250-2-C - Health and Human Rights in the Welfare State
  • JUS258-2-B - Competition Law
  • JUS270-2-A - Economic Analysis of Law
  • JUS271-2-A - Energy Law
  • JUS271-2-B - Comparative Energy law - Renewable energy and energy market
  • JUS272-2-A - American Law
  • JUS273-2-A - Legal Philosophy
  • JUS273-2-C - Law and Justice
  • JUS274-2-A - Comparative Company Law & Economics 1: Theory and Structure
  • JUS276-2-A - Human Rights Law: Special Focus on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • JUS277-2-A - Introduction to Copyright Law
  • JUS277-2-B - International Copyright Law
  • JUS278-2-A - Comparative Private Law
  • JUS279-2-A - Transnational Commercial Law I
  • JUS279-2-B - Transnational Commercial Law II
  • JUS280-2-A - Alternative Dispute Settlements
  • JUS281-2-A - Comparative Constitutional Law
  • JUS282-2-A - International Business Contracts: Structures, Negotiation, Conflict Avoidance and Resolution
  • JUS283-2-A - Arbitration Theory and Practice
  • JUS285-2-A - EU and EEA Public Procurement Law
  • JUS287-2-A - EU and EEA Commercial Law
  • JUS288-2-A - International Criminal Law
  • PSYCH301 - Quantitative Methods
  • PSYCH302A - Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH302B - Term Paper, Developmental Psychology
  • PSYCH303 - Medical Health Psychology
  • PSYCH304A - Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH304B - Term Paper, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYCH305A - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH305B - Term Paper, Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCH310A - Culture, Positive Development and Health
  • PSYK302G - Culture and Psychopathology; Mental Health in a Cross-Cultural Perspective

 

 

Health and welfare

Undergraduate Courses

 

  • NUTR150 - Food Knowledge
  • NUTR207 - Macro- and Micro Nutrients
  • NUTR230 - Research Methods in Nutrition
  • NUTR240 - Lifestyle and Lifecycle  
  • PSYK140 - Behaviour, Health and Nutrition

 

 

Postgraduate Courses

 

  • FYST333 - Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • HUIMM303 - Human Immunobiology
  • HUIMM306 - Molecular and Cellular Methods in Immunology
  • HUIMM307 - Basic Course in Flow Cytometry
  • HUIMM308 - Advanced Course in Flow Cytometry
  • HUIMM901 - Wednesday Seminars
  • HUIMM902 - Friday Seminars
  • HUIMM903 - Human Immunobiology
  • HUIMM905 - From Innate to Specific Immunity
  • HUIMM906 - Molecular and Cellular Methods in Immunology
  • HUVIR320 - Human Vaccinology
  • INTH313 - Globalisation and Health
  • INTH314 - Applied economic evaluation in health care
  • INTH321A - Experimental Epidemiology
  • INTH323A - Qualitative Methods for International Public Health
  • INTH325 - Culture and Psycopathology - Mental Health in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • INTH328A - Global TB Epidemiology and Intervention
  • INTH329 - The HIV pandemic: Research challenges to improve prevention, support and care
  • INTH356 - Observational Epidemiology: Survey, Cohort and Case-Control Studies
  • INTH360 - Global Nutrition
  • LAS201 - Animal Science Course
  • LAS202 - Mammal Science Course
  • LAS203 - Fish Science Course
  • MEDFØD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • MEDPED - Paediatrics
  • NUCLI362 - Genetic disorders in nutrient metabolism
  • NUTR300 - Human Nutrition - Macronutrients
  • NUTR301 - Human Nutrition - Micronutrients
  • SYKVIT302 - Kulturteori og globale perspektiv

 

 

Humanities and aesthetic studies

The Faculty of Humanities offers a number of courses taught in other foreign languages, such as French, German, Italian and Spanish, and courses in Norwegian philology and literature (taught in Norwegian) that may be relevant for exchange students with a good command of Norwegian.

Please note that there are specific admission requirements for all exchange students who wish to take English courses at the Department of Foreign Languages. Please see the information for applicants to the Faculty of Humanitites if you intend to apply for English courses.

 

Undergraduate Courses

 

  • DASP107 - Introduction to Language and Computers
  • DASP109 - Language on the web
  • DASP252 - Recent Trends in Computational Linguistics
  • DIKULT103 - Digital Genres: Digital Art, Electronic Literature, and Computer Games
  • DIKULT104 - Computing Technology: History, Theory and Practice
  • DIKULT105 - Web Design
  • DIKULT106 - Culture and Norms in the Information Society
  • DIKULT203 - Electronic Literature
  • DIKULT205 - Web Design II
  • DIKULT207 - Digital Humanities in Practice: Project Work on Developing a Scholarly Database of Electronic Literature
  • DIKULT250 - Specialisation in Digital Culture with BA Thesis
  • DIKULT251 - Critical Perspectives on Technology and Society with Bachelor Thesis
  • ENG101 - English Linguistics I
  • ENG106 - English Linguistics II
  • ENG122 - American Literature and Culture
  • ENG125 - British Literature and Culture
  • ENG211 - English Language Studies
  • ENG212 - English Literature and Culture
  • ENG251 - English Language Studies with Term Paper
  • ENG252 - English Literature and Culture with Term Paper
  • EUR103 - Europe after 1945: Resources, Demography, Economy
  • FIL125 - Introduction to Theoretical Philosophy
  • FIL217 - Wittgenstein Studies
  • FIL230 - Open course
  • FIL231 - Open course
  • FIL232 - Open course
  • FRAN102 - French Literature
  • FRAN105 - French Literature
  • FRAN253 - Specialization in French Literature
  • HIM111 - Global perspectives on African History
  • HIS111 - History of the United States
  • ISL102 - Icelandic Literature and Society
  • ISL103 - Icelandic Grammar and Phonetics
  • ISL104 - Icelandic Language and Society
  • ITAL001 - Introductory Course in Italian
  • ITAL252 - Studies in Early Italian Literature
  • KUN253 - Ancient Art an the Classical Tradition with Bachelor Thesis
  • KUN255 - Architecture and Heritage with Bachelor's Thesis
  • KVIK206 - Specialism in Gender Studies
  • LING250 - Language Typology with BachelorThesis
  • MUG105 - Music in World Cultures
  • NEU201 - Neuroaesthetics
  • NOFI101 - Old Norse Language
  • NOFI106 - Old Norse Mythology
  • NOFI107 - Old Norse Literature and Culture
  • NOFI108 - Old Norse Texts in Unnormalized Orthography
  • NOFI109 - Old Norse Poetry
  • NOFI110 - Old Norse Literary Culture
  • NOFI112 - Old Norse Literature in Translation
  • NOFI210 - Old Norse Special Course
  • NOFI250 - Old Norse Bachelor's Thesis
  • NOLI102 - Nordic Literature: Literature after 1900
  • NOLI103 - Nordic Literature: Literature up to 1900
  • NOLI211 - Nordic Literature: Literary Specialization C
  • NOLI212 - Nordic Literature: Literary Specialization D
  • NOLI250 - Nordic Literature: Literary Analysis and Theory
  • NOLI251 - Nordic Literature: Literary Specialization A
  • NOLI252 - Nordic Literature: Literary Specialization B
  • NORAN107 - Multilingualism in a Sociolinguistic Perspective
  • NORAN109 - Testing and Assessing Language Proficiency
  • NORAN250 - Second Language Linguistics
  • NOR-U01 - Introductory Course in Norwegian
  • NOR-U1 - Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students, level 1
  • NOR-U1/2 - Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students, level 1+2
  • NOR-U1-INT - Intensive Norwegian Language Course
  • NOR-U2 - Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students, level 2
  • NOR-U2/3 - Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students, level 2+3
  • NOR-U3 - Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students, level 3
  • NOR-U4 - Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students, level 4
  • NOSP102 - Nordic Linguistics: Modern Languages
  • NOSP103 - Nordic Linguistics: Language History and Spoken Language
  • NOSP210 - Nordic Languages: Language Use
  • NOSP212 - Nordic Languages: Linguistic Specialization
  • NOSP214 - Nordic Languages: Language in the Nordic Countries
  • NOSP221 - Nordic Languages: Language Variation and Change
  • NOSP222 - Nordic Languages: Onomastics
  • NOSP250 - Nordic Languages: Language Use with BA thesis
  • NOSP251 - Nordic Languages: Language Variation and Change with BA thesis
  • NOSP252 - Nordic Languages: Onomastics with BA thesis
  • NOSP254 - Nordic Languages: Language in the Nordic Countries with BA thesis
  • PSANA101 - Introduction to Psychoanalysis
  • PSANA201 - Identity, Gender and Self in Modern Psychoanalysis
  • RELV208 - Sami Religion
  • RELV210 - Selected Themes in Religious Studies. Assisted Reading with Term Paper
  • RELV228 - Religion and Politics
  • RELV230 - Religion and Media
  • RELV231 - Religion and Tourism
  • SAS1 - Norwegian Language - Scandinavian Area Studies
  • SAS13 - Norwegian Culture and History - Scandinavian Area Studies
  • SAS14 - Norwegian Art, Theatre and Cultural Studies - Scandinavian Area Studies
  • SAS2A - Scandinavian Literature - 19th Century - Scandinavian Area Studies
  • SAS2B - Scandinavian Literature - 20th Century - Scandinavian Area Studies
  • SPLA102 - Latin American Literature
  • SPLA103 - Latin American History
  • SPLA104 - Latin American Culture and Society
  • SPLA201 - Studies in Spanish Language
  • SPLA202 - Studies in Latin American Literature
  • SPLA203 - Studies in Latin American Culture
  • SPLA251 - Studies in Spanish Language with Bachelor's Paper
  • SPLA252 - Studies in Latin American Literature with Bachelor's Paper
  • SPLA253 - Studies in Latin American Culture with Bachelor's Paper
  • TYS112 - German Culture
  • TYS201 - Studies in German Language
  • TYS202 - Studies in German Literature
  • TYS251 - Studies in German Language with term paper
  • TYS252 - Studies in German Literature with term paper

Postgraduate Courses

 

    • DASP302 - Statistical Methods
    • DASP303 - Computer Modelling of Language
    • DASP304 - Language Technology Applications
    • DASP307 - Academic Writing for Master´s and PhD Students in Language and Linguistics
    • DIKULT301 - ICT-Based Methods in the Humanities (part of "hovedfag")
    • DIKULT302 - Key Theories of Digital Culture
    • DIKULT303 - Digital Media Aesthetics
    • DIKULT304 - Seminar Topics in Digital Culture
    • DIKULT305 - Praksisprosjekt i digital kultur
    • DIKULT350 - Master's Thesis in Digital Culture
    • FIL310 - Open Research Topic in Philosophy
    • FIL311 - Master Seminar 1
    • FIL312 - Philosophical Sources
    • FIL314 - Open Research Topic in Philosophy
    • FIL317 - Master Topic in Wittgenstein Studies
    • FRAN302 - Grammar, Translation and Literature
    • FRAN303 - Course I, Literature or Linguistics
    • FRAN304 - Course II, Literature or Linguistics
    • FRAN305 - Linguistic and Literary Theories after 1900
    • LING305 - Modern Grammatical and Semantic Theory
    • LING306 - Experimental Psycholinguistics
    • LINGMET - Methods for Language-Related Master's Programmes
    • RELV331 - Religion and Tourism
    • RELV308 - Sami Religion
    • RELV310 - Selected themes in Religious Studies. Assisted reading with term paper
    • RELV328 - Religion and Politics
    • SPLA301 - Spanish Linguistics
    • SPLA302 - Latin American Literature
    • SPLA303 - Latin American History
    • TYS311 - Contemporary German Language, Literature and Culture
    • TYS314 - Selected Topic(s) in German Language II
    • TYS315 - Selected Topics in German Literary Studies II
    • TYS316 - Selected Topics in German Linguistic Studies
    • TYS317 - Selected Topics in German Literary Studies

 

Natural sciences and technical subjects


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers several courses with field trips, lab work etc. which have limited capacity. For this reason we encourage all applicants to this faculty to apply as early as possible when the application form has opened. Please note that the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences may offer additional courses that are not available for admission before semester start in August/January.

 

Undergraduate courses

 

  • BIO210 - Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO232 - Systematic Zoology
  • BIO241 - General Behavioural Ecology
  • BIO250 - Palaeoecology
  • BIO260 - Cultural Landscapes of Scandinavia
  • GEOF236 - Chemical Oceanography
  • GEOV112 - Physics of the Solid Earth
  • GEOV113 - Seismic Reflection Data: Acqusition and Processing
  • GEOV210 - Plate Tectonics
  • GEOV219 - Computational Methods in Solid Earth Physics
  • GEOV222 - Palaeoclimatology
  • GEOV231 - Marine Geologica Field-and Laboratory Course
  • GEOV241 - Microscopy
  • GEOV243 - Aquatic Geochemistry
  • GEOV251 - Advanced Structural Geology
  • GEOV255 - Seismotectonics
  • GEOV260 - Petroleum Geology
  • GEOV274 - Reservoir Geophysics
  • MAT211 - Real Analysis
  • MAT213 - Functions of a Complex Variable
  • MAT220 - Algebra
  • MAT230 - Nonlinear Differential Equations
  • MAT264 - Computational Science II
  • MOL203 - Gene Structure and Function
  • PHYS231 - Physics of Radiation
  • PHYS251 - Near Earth Space
  • PHYS291 - Data Handling in Physics
  • PTEK202 - Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • PTEK203 - Mass Transfer and Phase Equilibrium
  • PTEK205 - Numerical Techniques for Process Technology
  • PTEK211 - Fundamentals of Reservoir Physics
  • PTEK212 - Reservoir Technology I
  • PTEK213 - Reservoir Technology II
  • PTEK214 - Experimental Reservoir Physics

 

Postgraduate courses

 

  • BIO203 - Introduction to Aquaculture
  • BIO206 - Fish Nutrition
  • BIO208 - Environmental Impact of Aquaculture
  • BIO212 - Marine Community Ecology - Organisms and Habitats
  • BIO213 - Marine Ecology
  • BIO291 - Fish Biology II -Physiology
  • BIO305 - Marine Juvenile Production
  • BIO311 - Systematics and Biology of Algea
  • BIO333 - Acoustic Methods in Fisheries and Marine Biology
  • BIO334 - Stock Monitoring
  • BIO335 - Population Genetic Methods
  • BIO336 - Responsible Fish Capture
  • BIO337 - Fish Behaviour
  • BIO339 - Fisheries Stock Assessment Models
  • BIO340 - Selected Topics in Fisheries Biology
  • BMED330 - Cell Communication and Intracellular Signaling
  • BMED331 - Tumour Biology
  • BMED339 - Neurochemistry
  • BMED358 - Cellular Neurophysiology - Ion Channels and Membrane Excitability
  • BMED359 - Cardiovascular Physiology
  • BMED360 - In Vivo Imaging and Physiological Modelling
  • BMED380 - Seminar Series
  • BMED381 - Biomedical Nutrition Physiology
  • GEOF210 - Data Analysis in Meteorology and Oceanography
  • GEOF211 - Numerical Modelling
  • GEOF212 - Climatology and climate change
  • GEOF220 - Physical Meteorology
  • GEOF230 - Physical-Biological Relations (NMP1)
  • GEOF310 - Turbulence in the Atmospheric and Ocean Boundary Layer
  • GEOF311 - Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • GEOF321 - Introduction to Methods in Weather Forecasting
  • GEOF322 - Field Course in Meteorology
  • GEOF326 - Dynamics of the Atmosphere
  • GEOF328 - Mesoscale Dynamics
  • GEOF330 - Dynamical Oceanography
  • GEOF331 - Tidal Dynamics
  • GEOF336 - Advanced Chemical Oceanography
  • GEOF338 - Polar Oceanography
  • GEOF351 - Seminar in Meteorology
  • GEOV228 - Dating Methods in Quaternary
  • GEOV254 - Geodynamics and Basin Modelling
  • GEOV276 - Theoretical Seismology
  • GEOV300 - Selected Topics in Geoscience
  • GEOV321 - Quaternary Stratigraphy
  • GEOV325 - Glaciology
  • GEOV331 - Palaeoceanography
  • GEOV341 - Thermochronology and Tectonics
  • GEOV342 - Radiogenic and Stable Isotope Radiogenic and Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • GEOV344 - Geomicrobiology
  • GEOV347 - Instrumental Methods in Analytical Geochemistry
  • GEOV355 - Applied Seismology
  • GEOV375 - Advanced Applied Seismic Analysis
  • INF223 - Category Theory
  • INF227 - Introduction to Logic
  • INF234 - Algorithms
  • INF235 - Complexity Theory
  • INF237 - Algorithms Engineering
  • INF240 - Basic Codes
  • INF244 - Graph-Based Coding
  • INF247 - Cryptology
  • INF251 - Computer Graphics
  • INF252 - Visualization
  • INF270 - Linear Programming
  • INF280 - Searching and Machine Learning
  • INF282 - Methods in Bioinformatics I
  • KJEM214 - Surface and Colloid Chemistry
  • KJEM220 - Molecular Modelling
  • KJEM231 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • KJEM232 - Experimental Organic Synthesis
  • KJEM233 - Organic Mass Spectrometry
  • KJEM243 - Metalorganic Catalysis
  • KJEM244 - Nanochemistry
  • KJEM251 - NMR-Spectroscopy I
  • KJEM260 - Radiochemistry and Radioactivity
  • KJEM306 - NMR-Spectroscopy II
  • KJEM319 - Experimental Techniques in Physical Chemistry
  • KJEM325 - Multicomponent Analysis
  • KJEM336 - Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • MAT224 - Commutative Algebra
  • MAT232 - Functional Analysis
  • MAT234 - Partial Differential Equations
  • MAT235 - Vector and Tensor Analysis
  • MAT243 - Manifolds
  • MAT252 - Continuum Mechanics
  • MAT253 - Hydrodynamics
  • MAT254 - Flow in Porous Media
  • MAT260 - Scientific Computing 2
  • MAT261 - Numerical Linear Algebra
  • MAT262 - Image Processing
  • MAT360 - Finite Element Methods and Domain Decomposition
  • MOL310 - Structural Molecular Biology
  • PHYS201 - Quantum Mechanics
  • PHYS205 - Electromagnetism
  • PHYS206 - Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
  • PHYS208 - Solid State Physics
  • PHYS225 - Measurement technology
  • PHYS232 - Experimental Methods in Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • PHYS241 - Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • PHYS261 - Atomic Physics and Physical Optics
  • PHYS264 - Environmental Optics and Transport of Light and Particles
  • PHYS303 - Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory
  • PHYS331 - Nuclear Models
  • PHYS341 - Selected Topics in Experimental Particle Physics
  • PHYS391 - Data Systems for Experimental Physics
  • PTEK231 - Oil and Gas Processing
  • PTEK241 - Introduction to Multiphase Systems
  • PTEK250 - Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries
  • PTEK313 - Reservoir Characterization and Recovery Techniques
  • STAT202 - Biostatistikk
  • STAT210 - Theory of Statistical Inference
  • STAT211 - Time Series
  • STAT230 - Life Insurance Mathematics
  • STAT231 - Non-Life Insurance Mathematics
  • STAT240 - Theory of Finance