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Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Bodø, Norway
Biology helps us to understand living organisms, and this Bachelor in Biology at Nord University gives you a solid background for a future career in biology, e.g. within the fields of conservation, sustainable development, marine resources and molecular biology. 
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Overview

The teaching language is English, with exception of some of the first year courses, which is also offered in Norwegian.

This Bachelor in Biology at Nord University provides basic knowledge in biological topics including ecology, evolution, biodiversity, genetics as well as basic chemistry, mathematics and statistics. In some courses the students participate in lab and field activities.

Upon successful completion of this programme, the Candidate:

Knowledge

  • Has thorough knowledge of key theories, issues, tools and methods in biology
  • Has knowledge of basic research in biology
  • Is able to update his or her knowledge of biology
  • Appreciates the ethical challenges of biology

Skills:

  • Can apply his or her professional knowledge to analyses of biological issues
  • Can locate, assess and refer to professional information from a variety of sources in order to inform biological issues
  • Can reflect on his or her own professional praxis and adjust this under supervision

General competence:

  • Demonstrates appreciation of key issues related to biology research
  • Can communicate key professional information such as theories, issues and research results both written as well as orally
  • Can exchange professional knowledge and views with other biologists and through this contribute to professional development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exam Philosophicum - Novo
  • Basic and environmental chemistry
  • Laboratory safety
  • Biodiversity
  • Mathematics/Statistics for Biologists

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Copies of your high school/secondary school diploma and transcripts.(a) 
  • Copies of your final diploma and transcripts from higher education.(b)
  • Proof of English requirements.(c)  
  • Copy of passport. We require only the pages that contains your full name, date of birth and photo identification.
  • Documentation of name change (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bodø

  • 9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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