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Biology

University of Bergen

M.Sc. On Campus
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About

Biology degree offered by the University of Bergen, you study key processes and typical patterns in the ecosystems. From flora and fauna characteristics to habitats and organisms, their biology and ecology.  

Overview

Biology develops knowledge that is needed to solve many of society's major challenges. It is essential to understand the effects of anthropogenic changes to natural processes in the short and longer term. We also need biological knowledge to ensure sustainable social and economic development. 

As a master’s student in Biology at the University of Bergen, you will research the major questions in biology:  

  • How do life forms, life processes and patterns of life develop?  
  • How is biological diversity created and maintained?  
  • How does the interaction between individuals, populations and species maintain the functions and processes of ecosystems?  

We offer these specialisations: 

  • Aquaculture Biology 
  • Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology 
  • Developmental Biology and Physiology 
  • Environmental Toxicology 
  • Fisheries Biology and Management 
  • Marine Biology 
  • Microbiology

Career 

Biology degree offered by the University of Bergen graduates have a combination of biological expertise and a broad natural science foundation. This ensures that they are well equipped to fill important roles in research, education, industry, management and society. 

With a master’s in biology, you will have many available career paths in both the public and private sector, such as consultancy agencies, in ministries and directorates both on the national and regional level, and in environmental organisations. They can also study biological and environmental issues in research institutes and relevant industries, such as the growing aquaculture and seafood industry, the biotechnology industry and many others.  

Our graduates have landed jobs as for instance: 

  • Aquaculture Technician at Sterling White Halibut 
  • Conceptual Developer at Nature:xpo 
  • Advisor at the Norwegian Environment Agency 

You can apply for a PhD degree at UiB or another institution if you are interested in pursuing a career in research.

Programme Structure

We offer specialisations in: 

  • Aquaculture Biology 
  • Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology 
  • Developmental Biology and Physiology 
  • Environmental Toxicology 
  • Fisheries Biology and Management 
  • Marine Biology 
  • Microbiology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
First Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
90
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

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to qualify for admission to this programme you must have completed a first degree (bachelor's degree) in biology or equivalent. Your academic performance in biology is essential when considering whether you qualify for admission. We encourage you to include your major areas of research interest and area of spesialization in your application, so that potential supervisors are made aware of these.

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.

The semester fee is NOK 590 NOK. 

Funding

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