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Are you interested in how genetic and epigenetic variations in genome affect the evolution of species? Are you curious of new genome technologies and how genome science can be used to improve sustainability in food production? We offer a master degree in Genome Science at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). 


Students in the Genome Science programme from Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) will investigate real biological questions in environmental and life sciences and learn how this new technology can be used to improve sustainable food and plant production.

Job opportunities

You will get opportunity to work both nationally and internationally and will be qualified to work within:

  • breeding companies for fish, animals and plants
  • the biotechnology industries
  • governmental, communal or private sectors as a manager, adviser/consultant
  • PhD-student
  • researcher
  • lecturer (by adding 1 year of pedagogic)

Programme Structure

  • We welcome master students that are interested in genetics, evolutionary and comparative genomics, and  bioinformatics. We focus on aquatic species and domesticated animals.
  • We use state-of-the-art technologies for short and long-read sequencing, genome annotation, and editing genomes in vitro and in vivo.

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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biotechnology, animal and plant sciences or equivalent education that includes statistics/bioinformatics, genetics/genomics and laboratory practicals.
  • There is a minimum mark requirement of C for admission.
  • Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations.

Tuition Fee

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  • Since NMBU is a publicly funded state university, there are no tuition fees. 
  • However, most students must pay a small semester fee. 

Living costs for Ås

9420 - 15000 NOK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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