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Ecology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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24 months
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Ecology is a key component in understanding global environmental challenges. There is a growing concern over the human impact on the environment, and the need for ecologists has never been greater. The Master of Science in Ecology at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is offered by the Department of Science.

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Overview

What can you use this qualification for?

You will be qualified for tasks related to environmental monitoring, biological conservation, research and education. Candidates work for a variety of employers, ranging from public government, NGOs, research institutions and the university sector. The Master of Science in Ecology at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a strong research emphasis, and can be the basis for further Ph.D. studies.

What will you learn?

The first year you will tailor your personal study profile by selecting your favourite courses. It will require interactive participation by the students through presentations, short thematic reviews, term papers and discussion sections.

An individual research project, i.e. the master's thesis, is the main focus the second year.

Students specializing in Tropical ecology and management of natural resources will collect field data in:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • South America
  • Latin America.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Biology 
  • Methods in Natural Sciences
  • Global Change Ecology
  • Genetic Basis of Biodiversity or Molecular Ecology and Evolution
  • Photobiology
  • Ecological Entomology
  • Behavioural and Population Ecology,
  • Landscape Ecology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicants must have obtained a Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, in natural sciences, with solid knowledge of ecology and ecological processes. 
  • Copy of foreign passport or ID   card
      • Documentation of upper secondary school
      • Documentation of higher education
      • Courses to be completed
      • Translations
      • Documentation of English language proficiency
      • Documentation of financing

    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.

    Funding

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