Postgraduate course


  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO330
  • Number of semesters2
  • Language


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Teaching semester

Irregular. The course runs over two semesters. Starting in spring semester and ending in autumn semester. Not taught 2018. 

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


Course Evaluation

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.


Contact Information

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

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