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BIO-3950 Master's Thesis Biology - 60 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi

Type of course

Only students on the Master's degree programme in biology are eligible for this course.

It is not available to any other category of students as a singular or elective course.

Course contents

The master thesis is an independent scientific work, under the guidance by one or several supervisors. The thesis is written within one of the following disciplines:


Students who are admitted to the master's in biology normally select a project during the first semester, and no later than one month before the end of the second semester.  All students will fill out a supervision contract in consultations with their supervisor. The contract along with a project description, has to be approved by the Department.

Deadline for handing in the contract is the third semester for all students;

1. September for students admitted in autumn.

1. February for students admitted in spring.

Objective of the course


Students will have advanced knowledge in biology and in one of the following disciplines offered:




General proficiency:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Individual guidance and supervision according to agreement and of two semesters duration. Maximum workload for the supervisor is 80 hours, you will receive supervision within these limits. The general work effort in a master`s project (60 ECTS) is 1500-1800 hours (including field and lab work).

The Master`s thesis must be written in English.

Date for examination

Assignment hand in date 15.11.2022

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