spring 2016

BIO-2610 Bachelor Thesis in Marine Biotechnology - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 07.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester.
Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester.

Type of course

Mainly practical, but can also be theoretical after consultation. The course can also be taken as a singular course

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse + Matematikk R1 eller (S1+S2) og enten Matematikk (R1+R2) eller Fysikk (1+2) eller Kjemi (1+2) eller Biologi (1+2) eller Informasjonsteknologi (1+2) eller Geologi (1+2) eller Teknologi og forskningslære (1+2).

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects).

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants).

Course content

  • Practical, individual laboratory work on a given subject (individual projects) in biotechnology that is given at the beginning of the semester.
  • Theoretical project can be done in agreement with teacher.
  • The experimental work will go on during the whole semester, but in total it will mean approximately 6 weeks of experimental work in the laboratory.
  • Written term paper on the work of the subject (Bachelor thesis).

Language of instruction

Norwegian or English (after agreement).

Teaching methods

  • There will be an introduction at the beginning of the semester with presentation of the possible projects/tasks available. A given supervisor(s) or supervisor team is appointed for each project.
  • Students choose from projects that are presented.
  • Each project will be done in the research group(s) of the supervisor(s)/supervisor team(s) the Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH). Projects can also be done in collaboration with external partners.
  • Guidance, practical and theoretical, by the supervisor(s) in the objective and work of the project.
  • Training of writing scientific reports and reading scientific literature. The writing process starts at the beginning of the semester. Submission of different chapters of the report each month (introduction in January/February, material and methods in March, results in April and discussion in early May).
  • Discussion/seminar before each submission.


A written term paper (Bachelor thesis). The grading is "passed" or "failed".
A re-sit exam is arranged in the next semester.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Will be dependent of the thesis that is chosen.

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Klara Stensvåg

Professor/ marin bioteknologi
Telefon: +4777644512
Mobil: 41239918 klara.stensvag@uit.no


Trine Holm Larsen

Seniorrådgiver / Studiekonsulent NFH
Telefon: +4777623259 trine.h.larsen@uit.no