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Are you fascinated by how minor changes in DNA can change the properties of single cells, plants, animals and humans and how such changes have contributed to the evolution of different species? Then the Bioscience programme of the University of Oslo is well suited for you.


By following the Bioscience programme of the University of Oslo, you may explore nature through your own research project. You have the opportunity to work in a laboratory and/or do fieldwork, or you may analyze large datasets with bioinformatics and computational and statistical tools. You will participate in the research group of your supervisor(s) and observe how research is conducted in practice.

The master’s programme in brief

The master studies in Bioscience gives research based specialization in one of seven possible directions. Your studies may aim at analyzing the contextual complexity of larger ecosystems; in alpine regions, oceans or lakes, and in the polar areas, and how these are influenced by seasonal and climate-induced variation, or by human activities. The master studies may also aim at understanding molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms at the subcellular, cellular, or organismal level, and these mechanisms are regulated in different species.

The programme has seven options for specialization

  • Biodiversity and systematics
  • Cell biology, physiologi and neuroscience
  • Ecology and evolution
  • Genetics and developmental biology
  • Marine biology and limnology
  • Molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Toxicology and environmental science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Safety and Physical Environment
  • Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Marine bentic ecology
  • Pelagic Ecology
  • General Toxicology
  • Laboratory methods in cellular biology

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

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
Living costs

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