spring 2020
BIO-8504 ARCTOS colloquium - 5 ECTS

Last changed 15.10.2020

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: 1 September (for autumn semester)/1 February (for spring semester).

Application deadline for other applicants: 1 June (for autumn semester)/1 February (for spring semester).

Type of course


Admission requirements

The student has to be a member of the ARCTOS PhD School to participate to this course. PhD students are exempt from semester fee.

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December, and for autumn semester in the middle of June.

Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9305.

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

The course lasts for the whole PhD study. The student will have to attend monthly meetings on selected topics throughout the PhD period (ARCTOS colloquium). In addition, the student will have to present the progress of his/her thesis (early, middle and final phase), in front of other students, post-docs and senior scientists. Two senior ARCTOS members act as censors and give feedback on the presentation.

In addition, students have to attend a 4-day meeting once a year (ARCTOS Days), where students gather for two days to discuss scientific and practical issues connected to the functioning of the PhD school. Usually, students organize a half-day workshop on a soft skill topic, such as presentation technique, leadership skills, etc. The other two days all ARCTOS members meet. Students and seniors give presentations, attend a poster session and discuss the functioning of the network, project proposals, etc.

Objectives of the course

To introduce the students to write a thesis and to make research and publications plans. To discuss arctic marine ecological issues based upon the students' PhD plans and theses.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Active participation in seminars, discussions and presentations.


Presentation of PhD thesis (early, middle and final phase), assessed during the last semester. Grade: Pass/fail.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: BIO-8504