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Understanding living organisms and their relationship to the environment is crucial to creating sustainable solutions for the future. The Biosciences programme at Nord University educates scientists to have a fundamental understanding of the importance of sustainability and advanced knowledge within their chosen area of specialization.


Students can choose from specializations within Aquaculture, Genomics, Livestock science, Marine Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology. The Biosciences programme at Nord University provides a competitive edge in the job market and our graduates can choose to work in a wide range of industries and fields.

Job opportunities

As a Biosciences graduate and depending on your specialisation, you will be qualified to, for example, carry out laboratory work, environmental consultancy, work in commercial aquaculture, feed production and vaccincation, and work in all levels of the public sector, from munipal authorities to national government and agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Communication and Research Methods
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Aquatic Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Fish Physiology
  • Environmental pollution and ecotoxicology
  • Advanced Biological Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification
  • Documented proficiency in English language
  • Bachelor's degree within a biological field with an average grade of C or better. Students need a minimum of 60 ECTS in biosciences courses and must have basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and chemistry at university level.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Bodø

9420 - 15000 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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