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Programme of study

Master's Programme in Marine Biology

Objectives and content

The goal of the programme is to give students a deep insight in and an overview of the discipline marine biology. Within the Master's Programme in Marine Biology you can choose between three different directions:

- Marine biodiversity

- Aquatic ecology

- Fish biology

Depending on the chosen direction students who have succeeded will have a good knowledge of flora and fauna in Norwegian and Nordic seas. They will have insight in and gain experience when it comes to the use of marine biological field and lab methodologies, general methods for studying biodiversity and ecology and a good knowledge of aquatic ecological processes and patterns. They may specialise in physiology and anatomy, fish behaviour, genetics and systematic and larval ecology. They will also be trained in conducting an independent scientific study.

Admission Requirements

Main intake in the autumn semester. For more information about the application procedure please see:

For international applicants residing abroad (Application deadline 1 December) http://www.uib.no/education/admission/master/international-applicants-residing-abroad

For international applicants residing in Norway (Application deadline 15 April) http://www.uib.no/education/admission/master/international-applicants-residing-in-norway

 

The selection of students for admission to the Master's programme in Marine Biology is based on

the following criteria:

* The average grade of the Bachelor's degree must be at least 2nd class upper division/B or the equivalent as academic result. Please notice that a first degree is required to be accepted to the Master's Programme in Marine Biodiversity.

* Academic degree not older than two years (exceptions can be made if the applicant has relevant work experience)

* Your Bachelor's degree must include knowledge and competence in biology corresponding to 60 ECTS (one academic year) and should be documented with course descriptions and learning outcomes for the degree

* A good command of English

 

Additional consideration is given to the following:

* Laboratory and practical field experience (must be documented)

* Depth and relevance of educational training

* Extent and relevance of work experience

* Connection to cooperating institutions of UiB (required for the Quota Scheme)

* The applicant's prospects for having a productive career in the special field of study

* Consideration to ensure diversity in the pool of students admitted to the programme

  

Number of self-financing students admitted to the master's programme: max 3 students

  

Applicants for the Quota Scheme, from the following universities:

Makarere University, Uganda

University of NhaTrang, Vietnam

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

 

Name of qualification

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Marine Biology. It is a two-year programme (120 ECTS).

 

 

Objectives and content

The goal of the programme is to give students a deep insight in and an overview of the discipline marine biology. Within the Master's Programme in Marine Biology you can choose between three different directions:

- Marine biodiversity

- Aquatic ecology

- Fish biology

Depending on the chosen direction students who have succeeded will have a good knowledge of flora and fauna in Norwegian and Nordic seas. They will have insight in and gain experience when it comes to the use of marine biological field and lab methodologies, general methods for studying biodiversity and ecology and a good knowledge of aquatic ecological processes and patterns. They may specialise in physiology and anatomy, fish behaviour, genetics and systematic and larval ecology. They will also be trained in conducting an independent scientific study.

Admission Requirements

Main intake in the autumn semester. For more information about the application procedure please see:

For international applicants residing abroad (Application deadline 1 December) http://www.uib.no/education/admission/master/international-applicants-residing-abroad

For international applicants residing in Norway (Application deadline 15 April) http://www.uib.no/education/admission/master/international-applicants-residing-in-norway

 

The selection of students for admission to the Master's programme in Marine Biology is based on

the following criteria:

* The average grade of the Bachelor's degree must be at least 2nd class upper division/B or the equivalent as academic result. Please notice that a first degree is required to be accepted to the Master's Programme in Marine Biodiversity.

* Academic degree not older than two years (exceptions can be made if the applicant has relevant work experience)

* Your Bachelor's degree must include knowledge and competence in biology corresponding to 60 ECTS (one academic year) and should be documented with course descriptions and learning outcomes for the degree

* A good command of English

 

Additional consideration is given to the following:

* Laboratory and practical field experience (must be documented)

* Depth and relevance of educational training

* Extent and relevance of work experience

* Connection to cooperating institutions of UiB (required for the Quota Scheme)

* The applicant's prospects for having a productive career in the special field of study

* Consideration to ensure diversity in the pool of students admitted to the programme

  

Number of self-financing students admitted to the master's programme: max 3 students

  

Applicants for the Quota Scheme, from the following universities:

Makarere University, Uganda

University of NhaTrang, Vietnam

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

 

Administrative responsibility

Study consultant at the Department of Biology

studie@bio.uib.no

MAMN-MAR/Master's Programme in Marine Biology
SP = studiepoeng, S = semester, A = anbefalt semester
Studieretning
Når du søker opptak til masterprogrammet, kan du prioritere mellom studieretningene.
Marine Ecology (krav: 120 SP)
Compulsory subject (krav: 40 SP)
      Mandatory course
Emnekode Emnetittel SP S A
BIO300 Biological Data Analysis and Research Design 10 1-4 2
BIO310 Methods for Marine Sciences 5 1-4 2
BIO211 Marine Flora and Fauna 10 1-4 2
      Choose minimum one of the courses
Emnekode Emnetittel SP S A
BIO213 Marine Ecology 10 1-4 1
BIO217 Microbial Ecology 10 1-4 1
Optional subject (krav: 20 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Fisheries Biology (krav: 120 SP)
Masterprogram i fiskebiologi (krav: 35 SP)
      Mandatory course
Emnekode Emnetittel SP S A
BIO211 Marine Flora and Fauna 10 1-4 2
BIO300 Biological Data Analysis and Research Design 10 1-4 2
BIO310 Methods for Marine Sciences 5 1-4 2
BIO280 Fish Biology I -Systematics and Anatomy 10 1-4 1
Optional subject (krav: 25 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Marine Biodiverstiy (krav: 120 SP)
Compulsory subject (krav: 35 SP)
      Mandatory course
Emnekode Emnetittel SP S A
BIO300 Biological Data Analysis and Research Design 10 1-4 2
BIO211 Marine Flora and Fauna 10 1-4 2
BIO212 Marine Community Ecology - Organisms and Habitats 10 1-4 2
BIO310 Methods for Marine Sciences 5 1-4 2
Optional subject (krav: 25 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Master thesis in Marine Biology (krav: 60 SP)
  Mandatory course
Emnekode Emnetittel SP S A
MAR399 Master's Thesis in Marine Biology 60 3