The programme's duration is four semesters. This entails courses (60 ECTS credits) and the Master’s thesis (60 ECTS credits).
For each programme option, there are a obligatory courses and optional courses. See specific information for each programme option.
|4. semester||Master's thesis|
|3. semester||Master's thesis||Master's course||Master's course|
|2. semester||Master's thesis||Master's course||Master's course|
|1. semester||Master's thesis + HSE courses||Master's course||Master's course|
|10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS credits|
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
At the beginning of the first semester, you also have to attend four mandatory e-learning courses in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and a practical course in firesafety as follows:
- HMS0501 Safety and Physical Environment
- HMS0502 Positive Learning Environment
- HMS0503 Laboratory Safety
- HMS0504 Field Safety
- HMS0507 Fire Safety
You are exempted from these HSE course requirements, if you have already completed the equivalent HSE courses in relation to a bachelor programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO.
Recognition of Master courses from former education
If you are admitted to the Masters Programme and you have completed Master courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Biosciences for more information.
Diploma and degree
This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Science in Biology