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Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #389 (QS) ,
The Biology programme is offered by the UIT The Arctic University of Norway. The general focus of research and teaching is adaptions to life at high latitudes, therein dealing with mechanisms at all levels of organization, from molecules and cells via organisms to ecosystems, in terrestrial as well as marine environments.

About

The Biology programme is offered by the UIT The Arctic University of Norway. Several Master`s disciplines are offered which reflect the university's unique geographic location in the high north. They provide opportunities to explore an array of fascinating questions within modern biology and emphasize some of the society`s challenges: with regard to management of natural resources and biodiversity.

Each discipline is connected to ongoing and relevant research in the different fields. They will provide the relevant theoretical background, training in state of the art laboratory and field methods as well as training of presentation and knowledge transfer proficiency.

The Master`s programme in Biology offers the following disciplines:

  • Arctic animal physiology
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Marine ecology and resource biology
  • Molecular environmental biology
  • Northern populations and ecosystem
Career:

A Master`s of Science degree in Biology will prepare students for a wide range of jobs, in both public and private sectors, including; research, administration, consulting and the teaching profession.

Many Master`s students in Biology are connected to common projects involving Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) and other institutes in Tromsø that carry out biological research and consultation work, e.g. Norwegian Polar Institute, Institute of Marine Research, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Bioforsk, Akvaplan-niva and Nofima.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquatic Animal Welfare
  • Animal Experimentation for Researchers
  • Studydesign and dataanalysis in Biology
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Applicants from countries marked as "NO" are exempted from the requirement for English test.
  • Applicants from countries marked as "YES": you must document an approved English test to be eligible for admission to apply for master's degree, bachelor's degree and short & online programmes of study.
  • Applicants from countries marked as "YES 1", "YES 2" or "YES 3"

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tromsø

  • 9000 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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