M.Sc. On Campus

Meteorology and Oceanography

University of Bergen

24 months
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The aim of this Meteorology and Oceanography degree offered by the University of Bergen deals with both the physical and the mathematical description of central atmospheric and oceanographic phenomena, using measurements, experiments, theory and numerical modelling.  


Key facts

The Meteorology and Oceanography degree offered by the University of Bergen studies the forces that control the movements of the atmosphere and the ocean, including: 

sea ice, central physical processes in the atmosphere and the ocean, the interaction between sea, sea ice and atmosphere, weather forecast, the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the ocean, regional and global climate change. 

As a master’s student in Meteorology and Oceanography, you will be part of the rich history of the Geophysical Institute. The Bergen school of Meteorology was founded here, which laid the foundation that all modern weather forecasting builds on. Bjerknes and Nansen worked here, and the institute is home to the world-leading Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, one of the largest in Europe.  

In Bergen, you will also experience a very mild coastal climate thanks to the Gulf Stream and warm, southerly air currents, resulting in lots of interesting weather. The Arctic and UNIS at Svalbard are also within easy reach from Bergen. 

At the Geophysical Institute there are at least 25 nationalities including staff, PhD candidates and master's students. We are proud of our excellent social environment: we practice a flat structure with an open, informal atmosphere—as a student here, you are part of a family.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Turbulence in the Atmospheric and Ocean Boundary Layer
  • Physical Oceanography in Fjords
  • Tidal dynamics and sea level variations
  • Advanced Ocean Dynamics
  • Numerical Modelling
  • Regional and global climate change
  • Nutrients and carbon in the ocean

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

  • Academic specialisation: Your degree must include courses equalling at least 80 ECTS (approximately 1.5 years of full-time studies) in a subject relevant to the programme you apply for.
  • Minimum average grade: You must have obtained a minimum average grade of Norwegian grade C or the equivalent, to compete for admission. The Norwegian grade C equals to the grade C in the ECTS system or to the US grade B. Compare your average grade with US grades.  
  • Language requirements: For admission to master's programmes taught in Norwegian, you must document both Norwegian and English language proficiency.
  • For admission to master's programmes taught in English, you must only document English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590 

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

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


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