Master's Degrees in Master of Science in Norway

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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

Studying in Norway

The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.

188 Master of Science Master's degrees in Norway

M.Sc. Marine Geology and Geophysics

The Master program in Marine Geology and Geophysics consists of acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data (seismic, bathymetry, gravimetric and magnetic measurements) and geological sampling of marine sediments and rocks. Analysis of sediment cores provides insight in composition, origin and age of marine deposits, as well as information on paleo-climate and former ocean currents.

Department of Earth Science
M.Sc. Maritime Management

The Master of Science in Maritime Management offered by the University College of Southeast Norway is intended for students looking for management positions within the maritime industry, a highly international and globalized industry with a number of exciting challenges and opportunities.

M.Sc. Sport Management

The MSc in Sport Management at Molde University College is designed to prepare students to work in management positions in the sport and sport-related industry. It intends to convey a solid understanding and knowledge about sport management as it is practiced globally.

M.Sc. Contemporary Art

The programme Master in Contemporary Art offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice.

Faculty of Fine Arts
M.Sc. Ship Design

A ship is a very complex organism. Various systems act in concert to perform the different tasks a ship may be designed to carry out. Aalesund University College is situated in the middle of the worlds largest maritime cluster, and you will benefit from international and regional expertise. The Ship Design programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

NTNU in Ålesund
M.Sc. Natural Gas Technology

The Natural Gas Technology programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science (NTNU). Natural gas is gaining increasing importance world-wide as energy carrier and chemical feedstock. At NTNU and the collaborating research institute SINTEF, about 300 people are working with natural gas technology. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry - Chemistry

The programme in Organic Chemistry - Chemistry offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway will give the students a good knowledge of different aspects of organic chemistry. Scientific methods will be emphasised at all stages and the student will be given training in scientific presentations, in writing as well as verbal.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Master's in New Business Development

Technological advancements and globalisation challenge organisations, industries and national economies needs to be on constant alert to explore, develop and exploit new business opportunities. This requires an understanding of processes in innovation and entrepreneurship in all stages of new business development.

M.Sc. Biology

The Biology Master's programme offered by the University of Oslo deals with the development and diversity of species, the relationship between organisms and their environment, and processes in populations and ecosystems.

M.Sc. Geology

Geology gives an understanding of earthquakes, volcanoes, slides and other natural hazards, climate and green house effect. You can study tectonics and volcanoes, climate change or specialize yourself into interpretation of seismics or sediments which tell a story of how the environment was millions of years ago in Geology programme offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme's main focus is to train entrepreneurial and innovative leaders of tomorrow. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Climate Change Management

Climate change poses a range of new challenges for society and has created a great demand for candidates with up-to-date climate and planning competence. This master programme will give you a broad understanding of the challenges society faces with climate change, and the competence to generate knowledge across traditional scientific disciplines.

M.Sc. Telemedicine and E-Health

Become a sought-after Adviser in Health Services? The Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway prepares students for challenging careers in health sectors and organizations as well as research and teaching in academic institutions.

Faculty of Health Sciences
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering

The Industrial Engineering programme is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway. Industrial Engineering is about to see "the big picture" when one is dealing with complex processes and systems. The field focuses on analyzing the many 'wheels' that must work together so that an organization is able to function in the most efficient and profitable way.

Department of Technology
M.Sc. Simulation and Visualization

Industry and society is getting more complex, providing engineers with new challenges. Simulation and Visualization are powerful tools to test new ideas, to optimize performance of systems, and to provide support for making decisions. The Simulation and Visualization programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

NTNU in Ålesund
M.Sc. Strategic Marketing Management

The Strategic Marketing Management programme at BI Norwegian Business School could be your path to a leadership career in marketing management. Your understanding of digital platforms and new ways of reaching the market will be highly sought after.

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Aquaculture Biology

The goal of the Aquaculture Biology specialization at University of Bergen is to give a theoretical basis and practical experience for understanding the biological principles in aquatic food production.

Natural Sciences and technical subjects
M.Sc. Economics

With the Master of Science in Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) you will study at one of Norway’s leading schools in economics, with an international reputation in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics and development economics.

School of Economics and Business
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Physics

Electrical engineering is about developing solutions to the technical challenges of our society. Electrical Engineering - Physics offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway is a discipline of the Master's degree programme in physics.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Business Analytics

To make the best decisions, businesses need to master both business and analytics. Through the Master of Science programme in Business Analytics at BI Norwegian Business School, you will develop the analytical knowledge and skills within an applied business context. 

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Maritime Operations

This program is a joint master study program between The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Emden/Leer. The program takes 4 semesters. The first semester is compulsory in Haugesund (Norway) and the second semester compulsory in Leer (Germany).

M.Sc. Radioecology

With the Master in Radioecology offered by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) you will gain knowledge about radioecology; behaviour of radionuclides in the environment, as well as impact and risk assessment based on radiochemistry and radiation protection, the nuclear industry and waste management, project management and research methods.

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
M.Sc. Didactics of Mathematics

The Didactics of Mathematics programme at University of Agder is a joint Nordic master suitable for those who want strong academic and didactic skills in mathematics in terms of teaching positions.

M.Sc. Fisheries Biology and Management

The aim of the Fisheries Biology and Management specialization offered by University of Bergen is to give post graduate students a comprehensive insight into the discipline fisheries biology with emphasis on how to conserve living aquatic resources while securing a sustainable yield. This includes a solid understanding of the internal and external drivers that determine fish dynamics.

Department of Biology
M.Sc. Risk Management

The Master of Science in Risk Management offered by the University of Stavanger providess a strong academic basis for future work within risk management in the offshore industry as well as other industries.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. Mechatronics

Would you like to learn more about mechanical systems involving control of heavy forces? Then you will probably enjoy the Master's Programme in Mechatronics. A master’s degree in mechatronics will make you eligible for more interesting and challenging tasks in industry and business than with a bachelor's degree alone.

M.Sc. Maritime Management

The Master of Science in Maritime Management at Buskerud and Vestfold University College is intended for students looking for management positions within the maritime industry, a highly international and globalized industry with a number of exciting challenges and opportunities.

Maritime Management
M.Sc. Interaction Design

The Master program in Interaction Design teaches the students to put the users’ needs and requirements first in digital user interfaces and interactive environments. The program provides the students with knowledge and awareness of human factors and conditions in interface and interaction design. 

NTNU in Gjøvik
M.Sc. Public Health - specializing in Global Health

The Public Health - specializing in Global Health programme offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will provide a theoretical base on health and health systems, and an emphasis on methodology and training in different research methods. There will be a special emphasis on innovation and technological support and services in global health.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms: bacteria, archaea, fungi, single-cell algae and protozoa, and includes also viruses. Fundamental to the field is the study of the microorganisms' properties and their functions in different environments. University of Bergen offers the MS in Microbiology programme.

Department of Biology
M.Sc. Meteorology

The Master's programme in Meteorology and Oceanography with study specialization in Meteorology provides a broad foundation and a good understanding within actual topics in meteorology and atmospheric physics. This programme is delivered at University of Bergen.

Department of Meteorology and Oceanography
M.Sc. City and Regional Planning

Are you interested in how cities can becomes more sustainable, efficient, safe and livable? There is an increasing need for competent urban planners who understand sustainable urban development and design. The master program in City and Regional Planning qualifies you to understand and shape the cities of the future.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. Leadership and Organisational Psychology

The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology at BI Norwegian Business School will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Business - Finance

Finance is ultimately about taking optimal and strategic decisions in an uncertain environment, which applies to all areas of business. A modern manager requires insight into the drivers of the financial situation of an enterprise, which is intimately connected with its success.

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Civil and Constructional Engineering

With a master’s degree in civil and constructional engineering you will be better prepared for the needs and changes in the job market. You will be capable of finding new and more environmentally-friendly solutions and using new materials to improve the efficiency of building operations, both on land and offshore.

M.Sc. Exercise Physiology

The Exercise Physiology programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It is associated with the research group in Exercise Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. This group searches for the mechanisms for limitations for the supply and demand of oxygen transport, as well as the muscular and neural limitations for strength and coordination.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Molecular Medicine

The International MSc programme in Molecular Medicine is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Rapid developments of medical technology and new kinds of conceptual thinking within the field of biology have increased the need for laboratory specialisation. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Molecular Environmental Biology - Biology

The Master`s discipline in Molecular Environmental Biology - Biology from UIT the Arctic University of Norway focuses on the molecular analysis of plants and microorganisms. Research areas cover a broad range of modern research topics ranging from molecular communication within plant cells to functional microbiology and plant/microbe interactions.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Quantitative Finance

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance programme at BI Norwegian Business School provides you with both quantitative and programming skills from topics covering numerical analysis, stochastic models, statistics, and econometrics

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Chemical Oceanography

The Master programme in Meteorology and Oceanography with study specialization in Chemical Oceanography offered by University of Bergen gives the student a deep understanding of the distribution of the chemical components of the ocean, the cycling of key components, which chemical/biological/geological processes influencing the cycling, and how the cycles are coupled to climate and climate changes.

Department of Meteorology and Oceanography
M.Sc. Biochemistry

The Biochemistry Master is offered by the University of Oslo. In modern biomedical research, we study biological macromolecules and the processes in which they are involved, using modern equipment and advanced techniques.

M.Sc. Business - Strategy

The strategic insight you will acquire through this major will enable you to understand industry and market conditions, learn about appropriate strategic decisions, and learn how to implement these decisions in a firm.

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Marine Coastal Development

The Master of Science programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It is especially designed to give the students a broad understanding of the complex interactions in the marine sector. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has excellent research communities within these fields and a close contact with relevant external partners.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Climate Dynamics

The Master's programme in Meteorology and Oceanography at University of Bergen builds on knowledge about the physical processes of the climate system that govern climate and climate variations in different time scales globally and regionally.

Department of Meteorology and Oceanography
M.Sc. Industrial Ecology

The Industrial Ecology programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Industrial ecology aims at giving students a holistic theoretical foundation and analytical skills to address sustainability challenges of companies and organization and to recognize opportunities associated with a greening of the economy. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering

Norway is recognized worldwide as a leader in the advances of offshore petroleum. The city is the oil capital of the North Sea, so the ties with the local and international industry are very strong. The Petroleum Engineering is offered by the University of Stavanger.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. Northern Populations and Ecosystems - Biology

The Northern Populations and Ecosystems-Biology is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway. It is a degree based on field work, theory and statistics for students to achieve research training as well as skills transferable to other disciplines such as nature management and education. 

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
M.Sc. Marine and Offshore Technology

About 97% of the earth’s water is contained in oceans and seas all connected forming an enormous mass of water. Complex marine engineering becomes crucial when obtaining and discovering all the resources that the oceans can bring as for solving the different issues that can occur during this process. The Marine and Offshore Technology programme is offered by the University of Stavanger.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. International Fisheries Management

The Master's degree programme in International Fisheries Management offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway applies a multidisciplinary approach to the management of marine and freshwater resources, including aquaculture.

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
M.Sc. Logistics

Molde University College offers a 2 years international MSc program in Logistics open for both Norwegian and international students. Logistics deals with the organization of the flows of products, services and information from raw materials to the end user.

M.Sc. Freshwater Ecology - Biology

Explore the exiting life in freshwater! Immerse yourself in topics such as competition, predation, parasitism, ecological speciation, migration, population and community ecology in waters, lakes or costal areas. The Freshwater Ecology - Biology programme is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway.

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
M.Sc. Biotechnology

The Biotechnology programme offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) involves studies of molecules, cells and organisms with the aim of understanding how biological processes work, and to be able to develop methods for production of biomolecules like vaccines, enzymes, plants and many others.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Space Physics - Physics

The Space Physics - Physics Master's program offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway gives you a broad education in Space and Plasma Physics and teaches how to observe the physical processes in the ionosphere associated with space weather with the EISCAT radars.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Product and System Design

Advanced Maritime Operations are in the center of Western Norway’s shipping activities. The future for product- and system design is unlimited. You can be part of moulding the offshore-future with a Master’s Degree in Product and System Design offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Ålesund.

NTNU in Ålesund
M.Sc. Business - Leadership and Change

A major in Leadership and Change gives you the skills you need to lead change, innovation, and development efforts in organisations. It has relevance for a broad range of future roles, including those who lead change from below. The major combines an orientation to organisational excellence with psychology, fostering a dual attention to growing business and people at the same time.

Full-Time Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Master's in Economics

The Master's programme in Economics offered by the NHH Norwegian School of Economics teaches tools to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and international organisations.

M.Sc. Mathematics

This Mathematics study offered by the University of Oslo programme focuses on mathematical aspects of problems. You will gain a solid foundation in mathematics, as well as in-depth knowledge in one of many possible fields within the discipline.

M.Sc. Informatics - Design, Use, Interaction

To design good IT services, we need insight into both technologies and how they are used. In this master's program, you will learn to understand how today's computer systems work in practice, and you learn to use the knowledge to create tomorrow's IT solutions. The Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Chemistry

Extensive knowledge of chemistry is becoming ever more important in disciplines like medicine and health, biology, environmental studies, biotechnology and geology remain centrally important in any multidisciplinary scientific field of research. The Chemistry programme is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Electronic Systems and Instrumentation

The Electronic Systems and Instrumentation programme at Mid Sweden University focuses on embedded electronic systems with sensors. Electronics systems are increasingly common and can be found in a wide range of products on the market, among other things in cars, refrigerators, keys and packaging.

M.Sc. Sustainable Architecture

The MSc in Sustainable Architecture offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) aims at educate and train building professionals in the use and development of competitive methods and solutions for lowering GHG emissions of the built environment in a life-cycle perspective.

International Master's Programmes