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Freshwater Ecology - Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #389 (QS) ,
Explore the exiting life in freshwater! Immerse yourself in topics such as competition, predation, parasitism, ecological speciation, migration, population and community ecology in waters, lakes or costal areas. The Freshwater Ecology - Biology programme is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway.

About

The Freshwater Ecology - Biology programme is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway. Master`s projects are usually related to topical activities within freshwater ecology, which include research in lakes, rivers and costal areas related to landlocked and anadromous populations of fish (in particular salmonids) as well as invertebrates. 

Research activities comprise basic aspects of ecology and more applied topics related to nature and resource management. Important keywords are population and community ecology, predation, competition, parasitism, trophic ecology, ecological speciation, invasion biology, anadromy, life history and migration.

Students enrolled in the Master`s discipline in Freshwater ecology will acquire broad skills in ecological and evolutionary theory, management-related knowledge and key methodologies for research in freshwater and fish ecology.

Job prospectives

A Master`s of Science degree in Biology will prepare students for a wide range of jobs, in both public and private sectors, including; research, administration, consulting and the teaching profession.

Many Master`s students in Biology are connected to common projects involving Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) and other institutes in Tromsø that carry out biological research and consultation work, e.g. Norwegian Polar Institute, Institute of Marine Research, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Bioforsk, Akvaplan-niva and Nofima.

Programme Structure

Recommended elective courses for the master's discipline:

  • Evolution and Ecologically driven speciation 
  • Parasittologi og epidemiologi 
  • GIS and remote sensing 
  • Northern Populations and Ecosystems 
  • Ecosystem-based management

Teaching and assessment

Several teaching and assessment methods are employed, including lectures, seminars, laboratory work, computer lab and field courses. These will vary from course to course.

Course examinations may be oral or written examinations, assessments of project work/ lab reports/field reports, often in combination.

Supervision of the project work that leads to the writing of the Master`s thesis will be given by faculty staff, sometimes in co-operation with an external supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Applicants from countries marked as "NO" are exempted from the requirement for English test.
  • Applicants from countries marked as "YES": you must document an approved English test to be eligible for admission to apply for master's degree, bachelor's degree and short & online programmes of study.
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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
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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tromsø

  • 9000 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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