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FSK-2051 Aquatic Biology II - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Norges fiskerihøgskole

Type of course

This is an elective course for students in the bachelor’s programme in Fisheries and Aquaculture science. The course is available as a singular course.  

Course contents

This is a bachelor course on aquatic biology and ecology. The course is intended to broaden and deepen students understanding on the ecology of aquatic systems and the interaction between species and their environment. After completion of the course, students will have developed several scientific skills and acquired strong biological knowledge in aquatic systems.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification (generell studiekompetanse) or prior learning and work experience (realkompetanse).

Application code (Nordic applicants): 9199

Obligatory prerequisites

FSK-1120 Aquatic biology for Fisheries and aquaculture scienceor BIO-2506 Introduction to Fish Biology

Objective of the course

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Knowledge The candidate

Skills The candidate

General The candidate

Language of instruction

The language of instruction in this course is English, and all the syllabus materials is in English. The exams can be written in English or Norwegian.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught as a series of lectures, seminars, fieldwork and laboratory exercise. Necessary safety training for laboratory and fieldwork will be given.


Case studies (written essay and presentation, 60 % of mark) and oral examination (40 % of mark).

A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Obligatory coursework requirement. The course has 2 coursework requirements:

Re-sit exam

There will be a re-sit examination for candidates who did not pass the previous examination. The re-sit exam will be to submit a revised version of the essay, do a new presentation and a new oral examination.

Date for examination

Oral 11.06.2021;Take home assignment hand in date 07.04.2021

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.