Microbiology degree at the University of Bergen 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. The field ranges from basic cell biological and molecular questions to ecology and the use of microorganisms in practical and commercial applications. Knowledge about microbiology is important in e.g. food industry, human and veterinary medicine, farming, oil industry, biotechnology and in relation to ecology and ecological processes in nature. Knowledge of microbiology therefore has large social implications and is also important for the understanding of the origin and diversity of life, and as a model for possible extraterrestrial life.
The Microbiology programme at the University of Bergen will enable you to enter into a wide range of positions where microbiology is relevant.
During the study the candidate will gain knowledge about:
- The most characteristic features of microorganisms; bacteria, archaea, fungi, microalga, protozoa and virus
- The functions and importance of microorganisms in different environments
- Interactions between microorganisms and between micro and macro-organisms (symbiosis), including their importance of development of deceases.
- Microbial diversity, physiology, metabolism, microbial food-webs and biogeochemical cycles.
- Microbial gene regulation and gene transfer mechanisms.
- The role of prokaryotes in the early evolution of life.
- The social applications of microbiology
- Basic methods and techniques used in microbiology, molecular technology and biotechnology.
- Microbial Ecology
- Biological Data Analysis and Research Design
- Experimental Microbiology
- Human and veterinary medicine
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Biochemistry View 6 other Masters in Microbiology in Norway
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- In order to apply for the Master Programme in Biology, you need a bachelor degree in biology or related field. You must hold a minimum of:
- 80 ECTS in biology, which must cover the following fields: zoology, botany, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, evolution and ecology
- 20 ECTS in chemistry, whereof 10 ECTS must include lab work
- 10 ECTS in statistics
- 10 ECTS in mathematics (excluded in GPA calculation)
- Bachelor degree in Biology,
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- Bachelor degree in Environment and Resources (Natural Sciences specialisation, Biology track)
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
The semester fee is NOK 590
Living costs for Bergen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.