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Høst 2020

BIO-8015 Arctic Marine Pollution - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

Theoretical. The course can be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

The course focuses upon principles of ecotoxicology (contaminant transport, uptake by organisms, effects). Classes of pollutants of concern in Arctic environments as well as other man made impacts (eutrophication, acidification). Pollutants are introduced along with their presence/effects in Arctic environments and in relation to climate change impacts and environmental management.

The course is based on the same lectures as BIO-3009, in addition to writing a scientific essay to deepen understanding of pollution and ecotoxicology in Arctic ecosystems. The topic of the essay is defined together with each student and the course responsible.

Application deadline


Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway who has got the course approved in their instruction component: September 1st (for autumn semester) / February 1st (for spring semester).

Application deadline for other applicants: June 1st (for autumn semester/December 1st (for spring)

Admission requirements

Who can appy:

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and 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 9301.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you, see the following list: Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries.
For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:  Proficiency in english - PhD level studies

PhD students enrolled at PhD programmes a UiT can contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty  for questions regarding registration to the course. Singular course applicants must contact regarding questions to their application.

Objective of the course

Students who have completed this course will be able to:



General competence:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars


Written essay (1/3) and oral exam (2/3). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Re-sit exam

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.

Course overlap

BIO-3009 Arctic Marine Pollution 10 stp
Lectures Autumn 2020
First attendance: 19.09 2017.