Level of Study
This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity
You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.
Students following the Master's programme in Marine biology will be prioritized.
The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course provides an overview of Norwegian marine plankton/benthic algae species and their habitats.The course includes lectures, laboratory teaching and fieldwork. The fieldwork will in general be carried out at University of Bergen's Marine Biological Station (Espegrend).
- Describe and name common Norwegian algae species (phytoplankton and bethic algae) covered in the course and knowing what habitats that species are assocoated with. Know which systematic groups the species belong to.
- Have basic species knowledge for further studies in aquatic subjects, and future career in teaching and administratio.
- Have basic knowledge to collecting methods for research and management
Required Previous Knowledge
Compulsory parts of Bachelor's degree in Biology/Sustainable Aquaculture, or equivalent.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
- Participation in all lectures, labs and fieldwork.
Approved compulsory activities are valid for 6 semesters, including the semester of completion. All compulsory activities have to be approved in order for the student to take the exam.
Students' deductible: Participation in field and cruise activities
Students enrolled in courses that include field and cruise activities necessitating overnight accommodation, are required to cover their own expenses for food and drinks during the stay. Due to rules and requirements related to food handling and hygiene, the University of Bergen is required to purchase food from/at the various accommodation locations, and we can therefore not allow students to bring their own food. The Department of Biological Sciences is therefore responsible for ordering food for all students. Students are required to pay a deductible of NOK 100,-/day for these food expenses.
The Department of Biological Sciences covers expenses related to transportation and accommodation, and any food expenses surpassing the student deductible of NOK 100,-/day. Students using their own car must inform the Department of Biological Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 days before departure, and provide name of driver and any possible passengers. The Department does not cover expenses related to private transport.
Forms of Assessment
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2, UiB is closed for teaching and assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment spring and autumn semester 2021:
- Grading scale "Pass/Fail" instead of "A-F"
Examination Support Material
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam