Nordic Master's

Biology

– Biodiversity and Systematics

Dragonfly - Biodiversity and Systematics - Photo: Per Harald Olsen

At this specialization you will join the Nordic Masters Program in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABiS). NABiS is an educational collaboration between 9 of the biggest universities in Scandinavia, focusing on taxonomic skills needed to work on biodiversity and its conservation in the future. As a student at this specialization you will do all your courses within the NABiS programme.

The specialization Biodiversity and Systematics is designed to tailor individual student's interests and goals. The elective portfolio offers a wide range of subjects, and courses are continually updated to reflect developments in all areas of biodiversity and systematics research. The thesis is a substantial element of work that focuses learning on an area of particular interest to the student.

The Nordic Masters in Biodiversity and Systematics provides an intellectually challenging learning environment with roots in a research group and a wide range of courses, distributed across the Nordic countries, combining theoretical studies with practical elements. The courses will be taught as a combination of assisted e-learning and intensive field or lab sessions where students and teachers meet for a short period of time at the host university or at a field station.

The programme offers a total of 24 courses that can be divided into four categories. The curriculum should include at least one course from each category.

Year

Semester

5 ECTS

5 ECTS

5 ECTS

5 ECTS

5 ECTS

5 ECTS

2

4 Spring

Master thesis

3 Autumn

Master thesis

1

2 Spring

Elective courses

 

 

 

 

 

1 Autumn

Alpha taxonomical principles (UiO)

Fundamental and molecular systematics (Uppsala U.)

Elective courses

For more information about the NABiS-programme: http://nabismaster.org/index.php