Required Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualifications should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • has an overview of professional terminology in several different sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics
  • can explain the main theories, methods and research areas in biology
  • can acquire and use new knowledge in biology
  • can cite key features in the development of the field of biology and its place in society
  • has a basic understanding of the functioning of organisms, communities and ecosystems
  • has a broad understanding of science and biology from molecular to evolutionary processes


The candidate

  • can use evolution theory as a key to understanding the tree of life and organisms adaptations to the environment
  • can analyse scientific problems and material and use scientific concepts and models
  • can use relevant methods and equipment to investigate phenomena and solve practical and theoretical problems
  • can assess uncertainty in observations, theories and methods
  • can use relevant computer programs to calculate, present, collect, store and report data
  • can obtain and evaluate information and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources of information

General competence:

The candidate

  • has a reflective attitude to ethical questions concerning research, practical experience and teaching
  • can work alone and with others in a group
  • can communicate scientifically in Norwegian and English
  • performs scientific work in accordance with good HSE practices