MSc Ocean Resources - 2-year master, NTNU Trondheim
Forsidebilde - MSOCEAN
Welcome week at NTNU 2021
Welcome week at NTNU 2021
This is an informal meeting where you will get some tips on being a new student in Trondheim and starting your studies at NTNU. You can ask questions directly to our student advisers and the Buddies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Time: 12.00-13.00 (GMT+2)
Register in advance for this meeting: https://NTNU.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckduivrTgsG93gj9GMd6EFfqWdOwFrzkFP
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new MSc Ocean Resources (MSOCEAN) students to NTNU.
Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony at NTNU will be organized in a slightly different manner than usual. Master’s students will be invited to view the matriculation ceremony digitally.
More information on this year's Matriculation ceremony.
Please refer to the programme on Thursday August 19th were there will be a welcome ceremony for all master’s students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (mandatory attendence).
Information meetings for international students
The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. The sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.
08:30 (GMT+2) - Join welcome meeting for new exchange and master's students.
Students are encouraged to attend the "Get started"-day on Gløshaugen after the welcome meeting.
13:00 (GMT+2) - Information meeting for new exchange students
13:00 (GMT+2) - Information meeting for new international (master's) students
Find more information here.
Please note that agendas and links to these meetings, will also be posted on this link.
A vast number of different student organizations will be present on campus Gløshaugen on Tuesday 17th of August. They will showcase a variety of activities, causes and organizations you can engage with outside your studies at NTNU.
NTNU, and Trondheim in particular, is well-known for a vibrant and lively student community with a strong volunteerism spirit - as a result, there are literally hundreds of different associations, clubs, sports teams and organisations you can join in your free time, which is an excellent way to make friends.
Most of these will be present on campus on the "Get-started"-day, and will have exhibition stands outdoors where you can wander about and talk to representatives from any organization that might interest you.
Representatives from certain services at NTNU and SiT, such as the Office of International Relations, will also be present. The Office of International Relations will give a presentation (on campus) in English on the various student associations and organizations available.
The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) will help new international students to quickly become familiar with the university.
On Wednesday 18th of August, the Buddies will host a social event for all new master students.
To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is officially launched from July 1st:
Buddy 2021 – Faculty of Natural Sciences
Time: 12.30 (GMT+2) Welcome by the Faculty of Natural Sciences at
Location: R1 in Realfagbygget
Time: 13:30 (GMT+2) Orientation meeting by the program council of the MSc Ocean Resources.
Location: R10 in Realfagbygget
NB! There may be changes depending on current pandemic restrictions.
Physical HSE-training is mandatory for all students at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The training for the 2-year master students is run on the 20 August and is set to run in English.
Time: meet 10.50 (GMT+2) for registration
Finished approx 13.00 (GMT+2)
To follow the course, you must register on Studweb, course code HMS0003. You must register both for exam and for tuition.
You will not be able to get access to any of NTNUs labratories prior to the completion of this course.
5-day intro-course on How to do science
All masters students with fields related to biology must complete the 5-day intro-course How to do science. This is a seminar series to motivate and prepare you for your masters studies. It will include talks by our professors, project work and an opportunity to meet some of the 2nd year masters students.
Please sign up for the course here. In case the link does not work please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please inform us of your full name, study programme and food allergies/preferences (in case you can attend physically).
For a detailed course schedule, please refer to this page.
Your student association
A lot of the social and academic life at NTNU revolves around special student association which in Norwegian are called linjeforeninger (literally area-of-study-associations).
Your student association is called NJORD and will help you adapt to student life in Trondheim.
For more information about student councils and other student organizations at NTNU, please refer to this page.
The Buddy Programme
The Buddy programme at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV) helps new international students get to know NTNU. Two second-year master students work as buddies and they will arrange several information meetings and social activities to help you get familiar with NTNUs websites, campuses, Trondheim, etc.
To keep updated, please join the Facebook group for international students at NV which is officially launched from July 1st: Buddy 2021 – Faculty of Natural Sciences
You can also send the buddies an e-mail: email@example.com
Checklist and manage your stay
The Office of International Relations has a comprehensive checklist of what you need to do as a new international student at NTNU:
You will also find an overview of what you need to do to prepare the semester here:
Please check this page for the academic calendar for 2021.
Your timetable will be available in the timetable tool in TP after you have registered for your courses.
The timetable is also in the course descriptions online. Links to your courses can be found in the study plan under «study plam» on your study program page. If you do not find the timetable in the course descriptions, it will be published in Blackboard at semester start.
The overview of all published digital curriculum lists can be found in the library's database. If you do not find the syllabus or your subjects in the database, it will be ready for the start of studies.
Through our online library service, you can get acccess to books, journals etc.
How to learn Norwegian
NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course.
The Covid-19 pandemic poses a number of challenges to students arriving from abroad. NTNU is continuously working to facilitate the reception of international students, even in these difficult times.
Please refer to this page for updated information and guidelines. Here you will find all the information you as an international student need to travel to NTNU and Norway for the 2021 autumn semester.
Many students are in need of adaptations during the course of their studies, for shorter or longer periods of time. If you have any kind of special needs, we would love to help you with adaptations to ensure your study is as successfull as possible.
Special needs students or students with disabilities can also get help with individual accommodations.
Please note that for special needs accommodation there are deadlines you need to adhere to, as early as 01.09.2021. Thus it is important that you contact the right department at your earliest convenience.
For more information about who to contact, deadlines, the various support services, courses, groups and adaptation possibilities at NTNU, please refer to this page.
Help us protect and develop the ocean’s resources sustainably!
Help us protect and develop the ocean’s resources sustainably!
Do you want to study at a marine biology university in Norway, and get a solid foundation for your further career, both nationally and internationally with a master’s in marine science?
Then the Master’s in Ocean Resources at NTNU could be the perfect choice for you. The world’s oceans have enormous living resources which will become more and more important for human’s future welfare. In order to use, protect, and further sustainably develop these resources, there is a need for dedicated and well-educated young people with broad and interdisciplinary knowledge about marine biological resources, marine environment, and marine technologies. All of which enable sustainable use of resources and societal aspects in the marine sector.
An MSc in Ocean Resources is specially designed to give the students a broad understanding of the complex interactions in the marine sector. NTNU has excellent research communities in marine science and technology, and students can meet and work with their future employers and develop contacts with other relevant partners.
The thesis provides unique expertise in the areas of research:
- Ecosystems: Biology, ecology, and biogeochemistry
- Marine biochemistry and -technology
- Aquatic Food science
- Sustainable Aquaculture
This is what you’ll learn:
- Become familiar with research being conducted in marine biology, aquaculture, fisheries and food science, and the related research in marine technology.
- Understand the biological or technological theories and methods that are relevant for a master project that extends over one or two semesters.
- Become familiar with the complex interactions in the marine environment and the interdisciplinary needed in marine and food science.
- Become able to discuss and see biological issues and challenges from a societal perspective.
- Understand and become able to explain the research and analytical methods within a specialization.
If you want to take a master’s in marine science at a marine biology university, you must have the right background. It is crucial to ensure you meet all the requirements before seeking admission at NTNU.
You will need a BSc/BEng degree or equivalent to apply for Master in Ocean Resources in areas related to marine such as:
- Marine Technology
- Marine Biology
- Marine Biochemistry
A Master’s degree in Ocean Resources will give you a solid basis for further careers, both nationally and internationally. The multidisciplinary background this programme offers has been at the request of both the fisheries, aquaculture industry and other marine companies in the seafood cluster. As well as other marine sectors, and administrative authorities involved in the management of the marine environment and resources.
The Master of Science programme in Ocean Resources (MSOCEAN) is a two-year international multidisciplinary MSc-programme with five specializations. The programme aims to give the students a broad perspective besides their main in-depth field in marine science or marine engineering.
You’ll find the faculty centrally situated at Gløshaugen campus, close to Trondheim city center. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, marine laboratories for culture of aquaculture species, computer labs, research laboratories and platforms (research vessels).
Our student advisors are free to be contacted for all questions about the programme, i. e., compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines, etc. Please contact the advisors if you have any questions.
Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines
1 December 2020
1 March 2021
15 April 2021
Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students
Semester start 2021
Semester start 2021
Are you wondering what your first week at NTNU will be like?
Here you will find more information about the start of the semester after 15 June.