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Course content

Key topics within behavioural biology are covered through lectures, seminars and project assignments.

Learning outcome

Students gain knowledge about modern behavioural biology, which is a prerequisite for an MSc thesis in this field.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

The courses BIO4091 and BIO9091 have common admission. Applicants are ranked by the following criteria:
1. PhD students and master students at the MN faculty who have the course as part of the approved curriculum.
2. Other PhD students and visiting PhD students.
3. Students with admission to single courses on master’s level and exchange students
4. Applicants are ranked by credits in each group; all applicants within 1st rank before applicants in 2nd etc. If admission is limited to a fixed number of participants, admission will be decided by drawing lots for students who are ranked equally

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

BIO3081 - Animal Behaviour 1/BIO4081 - Animal Behaviour 1 (discontinued)

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with BIO4091 - Animal Behaviour 2

Teaching

The course is given in the first part of the spring semester. Mandatory lesctures, seminars and projectwork. In addition PhD-students have to give a presentaion on a chosen topic, and deliver an additional project (pass/fail).

Examination

Oral exam. The projects must be passed to take the final exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

Feedback from our students is essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services. All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students on a particular course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of this course, a so called "periodic evaluation".

Periodic evaluation spring 2013.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)