Biology, Bachelor's, 3 years

  • Years3 years
  • ECTS credits180



The Bachelor's programme in Biology gives the student insights into natural processes, and the student learns how to utilize the scientific method, knowledge and research in dealing with natural scientific challenges.

A key goal is to give the student a broad scientific background in the natural sciences, including chemistry, physics and statistics in addition to the core of biology courses. This gives the student a good basis for understanding modern natural science and the fundamental questions about life and nature.

The Bachelor's programme in biology puts the classical disciplines in biology in a broad modern perspective, and trains the students skills through practical work in the laboratory and field, as well as individual tasks. The courses in biology range from ecology, biodiversity and physiology to molecular biology, cell biology and genetics, with the theory of evolution as a common denominator. The instruction is associated with the research at the University of Bergen, with marine subjects an important target area.




Universitetet i Bergen (UiB)

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What you Learn

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
Student på lab på biologi, holder opp en fisk.
Emil Breistein

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