A substantial feature of MSc in Biological Chemistry at University of Stavanger is a nine month research project (thesis), where the students have the opportunity to perform their MSc project in one of the labs at the University of Stavanger, collaborators in the public sector or in a lab in the private industry sector.
By the end of the programme the students will have acquired practical and theoretical skills in molecular biology, biophysical chemistry and practical bioinformatics or in organic chemistry. They will also have experience in various analytical techniques and research methods, and get training in the presentation of scientific results.
The programme offers two specialisations:
Students choosing the specialisation in Molecular biology will attend courses focusing on techniques used when examining biological processes in living organisms such as bioinformatics and protein biochemistry. Electives are chosen from courses focusing on within food science or human disease.
Students choosing the specialisation in chemistry will focus on organic chemistry and will attend courses in advanced Organic chemistry and spectrometry. The electives can be chosen from courses in bioinformatics, water chemistry and separation technology.
Candidates qualify for work in various research and industrial companies, within a wide range of positions. This can be public and private research institutions, laboratories, hospitals, oil industry, food processing, academic institutions, or consulting service.
- Biophysical Chemistry
- Protein Biochemistry
- Organic spectrometry
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
Interfacial Water Chemistry
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
Exact application periods:
- Nordic counties: 1st February - 15th April
- Non-EU: 10th December - 10th January
- EU: 1st February - 1st March
DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 11 other Masters in Chemistry in Norway
Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.
However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.
A Bachelor´s degree within one of the following disciplines is required:
- Biological Chemistry
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
The degree must include at least:
- 90 ECTS credits in chemistry and molecular biology/biology
- 10 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus
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.
All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 per semester.
Living costs for Stavanger
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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