Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

MSc in Biology

- About the Programme

The two-year International Master's in Biological Science program offers practical and theoretical study of living organisms and how they interact with changing environments. Knowledge of biological processes will help facing challenges concerning the effects of climate change and pollution on biological diversity and ecosystem services. It will also help us to maintain the global food supply and improve human health and well-being. These are all active areas of teaching and research in the Department of Biology at NTNU.

We offer courses and Master's research projects that cover the full spectrum of biology, from biomolecules and cells to populations and ecosystems, in four fields of study:

•    Cell and Molecular Biology
•    Ecology, Behaviour, Evolution and Biosystematics
•    Physiology
•    Biodiversity and Systematics (Nordic Masters)

Our study programme gives students direct experience with current biological methods, such as molecular methods for cloning genes, DNA sequencing for parentage analysis and genetic variation in wild populations, analysis of complex genomic and metabolic networks, physiological measurements in wild and captive organisms, captive breeding and artificial selection, field experiments on plants and animals in environments ranging from the arctic to the tropics, or theoretical modeling. Our research labs support cutting-edge instrumentation. Field work can be based at our field stations on the Norwegian coast and in the Dovre Mountains, or as far away as Tanzania and Svalbard. English is the main language of instruction in all our Master's courses. Master's projects are supervised by department faculty, but often involve co-supervisors from other research entities such as NTNU's Science Museum, NINA, or SINTEF.


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Semester start 2014

Welcome to all new master students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT). All new master students at the NT-faculty must be present in week 34 when the semester starts. The programme of the introductory week varies among the different study programmes, and you will receive detailed information by email when the admission process is completed. Attendance is compulsory this week, so please make sure that you will be able to attend. An voerview of compulsory Faculty activities, please see Semester start information. The lectures in master courses will in most cases begin in week 35.

International student? Make sure that you attend the Orientation week in week 33 (starts August 11th), including the Matriculation Ceremony Tuesday August 12th.

If you have any questions, please contact study advisors at the NT-faculty by email:
studier-nt@nt.ntnu.no

International Master's Application Deadlines


1 DECEMBER
International applicants**

The application form opens in October 2014.

**Self-financed and Quota Scheme

1 MARCH (15 APRIL)*
Norwegian/Nordic applicants

The 1 March (15 April)* application deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country or are a Norwegian/Nordic citizen.

*R
efer to these admission procedures for more information.