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BIO-3011 Advances in Aquaculture - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi

Type of course

Master course for biology students and for students at the program Fiskeri- og havbruk. The course is available as a singular course.

Course contents

The course is an advanced course in aquaculture covering topics such as fish genetics, fish disease and interactions between farmed and wild stocks. Focus is on relevant biotechnological developments and the sustainability of aquaculture practices in Norway. Commercial applications and ecological issues pertinent to fish biotechnologies and feed management are discussed. The course is organized into theoretical and practical modules. The practical part is both field- and lab-based, and involves the delivery of activity reports.

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course. Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS.

Objective of the course

On completion of the course, students will be able to:



General competences:

Language of instruction


Examination questions will be given in English and Norwegian and may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures and field/laboratory activities. Safety training for laboratory work: All necessary safety training will be provided by the laboratory instructor(s) before starting each activity.

Date for examination

School exam 09.05.2023

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