The Master programme options provides research based specialization in Bioscience.
You will learn research methods during the master studies in Bioscience that are highly relevant to biological, molecular, biochemical, physiological, and medical oriented research. Modern pharmaceutical, biomedical, and biotechnological industries often base their research on such biochemical and molecular methods, but is also becoming more computational intensive and in demand of skills in statistics. The need for knowledge of biological systematics and organismal groups is increasing, since Nature Management in Norway and abroad is becoming increasingly knowledge-based.
The degree will qualify you for independent work, critical understanding of scientific publications and presentation of scientific data verbally and in writing. You will learn how research develops new knowledge during work with a 60 credit master’s thesis project in a research group and by completing a set of compulsory and self-chosen subjects of 60 credits in total.
- You will be able to understand biological processes that take place in and between cells and in and between organisms in nature. This understanding will make you capable of describing and explaining both biological processes and their importance for living organisms.
- You will acquire knowledge of the most important research methods that are in use today to develop our knowledge in biological disciplines.
- You will be able to formulate research hypotheses, choose and adapt relevant methods, and perform systematic studies leading to their acceptance or rejection
- You will be able to work independently in collecting and analyzing biological data, for example during field work or in the laboratory.
- You will be able to read scientific publications and develop a critical view of literature describing scientific topics.
- You will be able to give oral and written representations of scientific topics and research data.
- You will be able to reflect critically upon central ethical and scientific questions in relation to your own work and the work of others.
- You will develop your scientific curiosity and achieve understanding and respect for scientific values as openness, precision, accountability and the importance of distinguishing between knowledge and opinions.
- You will be able to identify and use methods well suited to solve a scientific question related to your own work, and to the work of others.
- You will be able to communicate adequately scientific issues both to colleagues and to the general public.