The PhD study i natural science offers research education in several diciplines including marine and terrestric biology, ecology, biottechnology, genetics, physiology, immunology, food science and fishery and aqua culture technology.
The study consist of an instruction component (30 study points) and a research project that shall result in a thesis (150 study points).
The research project constitutes the main part of the study and is done under supervision of two ore more supervisors. Most often the PhD project is part of a larger research project and you will gain support from other research colleguuas as well.
The instruction component consists of courses and the composition is individually adjusted. It is manadatory with a course in philosophy of science and ethics, and it is recommended to take SVF-8600 Philosophy of Science and Ethics (6 study points) to meet this requirement.
Candidates who have completed the PhD programme i natural science at BFE-fak shall have the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills and general competence:
Knowledge – the candidate
Skills – the candidate
General competence - the candidate
A doctoral degree from the BFE faculty qualifies for high positions in business life, management, business life, higher education and research
Accomplishment of a 3-year Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) and a 2-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or a 5-year integrated Master's degree (300 ECTS), or equivalent educations in terms of volume and duration. For applicants with education from other countries than Norway, NOKUT’s GSU-list and land database will be used to evaluate if the education can be equalised to Norwegian higher education.
Candidates who have completed a 90 ECTS Master's degree, may qualify for admission by
Applicants from many countries must document sufficient English language proficiency equivalent to university admission certification. This can be documented by:
Should the supervisor committee find that a candidate lacks the necessary knowledge within a certain field, the Research Committee may, on the recommendation of the academic community, instruct the candidate to complete special supplementary courses in addition to the programme's curriculum.
Forms of instructionvaries between diciplines but the most common are lectures, seminars, lab. work, cruices and field work.