Marine microbiology

Master projects

If you are interested in doing your masters thesis in our group, please consider the general information below.

Deadline for applying: 15 April / 1 November (Applicants financing their own studies: application period 11 October - 1 December) Official information about registering for a master's programme can be found here (in Norwegian) (in English)

UiB has two annual deadlines for masters' programmes: 15 April / 1 Nov. Learn more.
Applicants financing their own studies: application period 11 October - 1 December


Available projects in Marine microbiology:


We encourage you do take contacte with people from our group directly to discuss different options for potential master projects.

Interested in marine ciliates? -> Contact Jorun Egge and Aud Larsen

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Interested in microbial biodiversity? -> Contact Lise Øvreås

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Interested in bacterial and algal virus-host interactions? -> Contact Ruth-Anne Sandaa, Aud Larsen and Gunnar Bratbak

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Interested in primary production and hydrography? -> Contact Jorun Egge and Svein-Rune Erga

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Interested in biogeochemical cycles and climate? -> Contact Gunnar Bratbak, Aud Larsen and Lise Øvreås

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Interested in theoretical ecology and mathematical modeling of microbial food webs? -> Contact Selina Våge and T. Frede Thingstad


A flyer with general information about possible master projects in the Marine Microbiology Group can also be found here.


Job opportunities:

Former master students from our group have for example received jobs as technicians at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, project leaders at Helgeland Havbruksstasjon (LetSea), research assistants at UiB or Haukeland Hospital, and Ph.D.'s at different universities.