UIT The Arctic University of Norway

Introduction

UiT The Arctic University of Norway The University of Tromsø merged 1st August 2013 with the University College of Finnmark and became UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

UIT The Arctic University of Norway is the northernmost university of the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, and which the University of Tromsø takes special interest in. At UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Knowlege on top of the world

Life in the High North is shaped by wild nature, contrasting light and weather conditions, geographic distances and multiculturalism. Many of UiT´s research centres and study programmes reflect the specific character of Arctic Norway.

UiT´s key research focuses on the polar environment, climate research, indigenous people, peace and conflict transformation, telemedicine, medical biology, space physics, fishery science, marine biosprospecting, linguistics and computational chemistry.

UiT´s Centre for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, CASTL, and CTCC, Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, have both been designated Norwegian Centres of Excellence. In 2002 the Tromsø-based NST, Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, was appointed a World Health Organization Collaboration Centre.

The ARCTOS network at the Faculty for Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, is a leader in research on marine arctic ecosystems and an important partner of the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø. The Department of Physics focuses on northern lights and space research. All these institutes are of high international reputation.

The university is part of the FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (Fram Centre) in Tromsø. Every January the international conference Arctic Frontiers invites researchers, politicians and business representatives to discuss Arctic issues across disciplinary borders. The Secretariat of the Arctic Council is located at the Fram Centre. Researchers from the University and Fram Center are involved in several international programmes of the Arctic Council.

An international hub

12000 students and 2700 staff study and work at the University of Tromsø. Teaching is research-based. UiT´s seven faculties offer, in spite of a dedication to Northern issues, a broad range of study programmes. The academic community in Tromsø is highly international. More than 20% of the academic staff and 10% of the student body are from abroad. The University offers more than 20 English taught master´s degree programmes, and all faculties offer English taught courses at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a founding member of the University of the Arctic, an international network of 140 study and research institutions of the circumpolar region. But the University cooperates with all parts of the world. 200 international agreements secure an active academic exchange of students and staff with partner institutions worldwide.

On the 1st January 2009 the University of Tromsø merged with the University College of Tromsø. On 1st August 2013 the University merged with the University College of Finnmark. The new university has now four campuses. They are locaded in Tromsø, Alta, Hammerfest and Kirkenes. The number of students and study programmes increases due to this merger. The new university has become an even more important driving force for Northern Norway and international cooperation in the High North.

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Master

Indigenous Studies - Master

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and... [+]

Master in Indigenous Studies The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, in cooperation with the Centre for Sami Studies, offers a two-year full-time Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS). The programme is interdisciplinary and makes use of the expertise accumulated in several departments at the Faculty. The thematic focus of the master's programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and contemporary context that indigenous people experience across the globe. During the two years of studies, students will take courses totalling 120 credits (120 ECTS). One 10-credit course can be chosen from other courses offered by the University. This elective course must be approved by the Academic Coordinator and should be based on the interests of the individual student as a preparation for the master's thesis. The remaining courses are obligatory. They are designed to give a broad base, from which the individual student may choose a relevant topic for the master's thesis. The thesis work is supervised by academic staff from the cooperating units at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and topics are chosen in cooperation with the appointed advisors. It is customary to conduct data collection for the master's thesis in the end of the second semester. Learning outcomes Each programme at UiT The Arctic University of Norway has set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, and skills and competences that students should have reached by the end of their studies. Admission requirements Admission to the Master's Programme in Indigenous Studies requires a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or an equivalent qualification in social sciences and the social application of law and humanities. A special interest in indigenous issues is a precondition. Applicants must enclose a statement of purpose written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include a description of their motivation for, interest in, and expectations concerning their master's degree studies. Documented experience from work related to indigenous peoples and/or studies will be an advantage. Applicants from universities other than the University of Tromsø should enclose a short description of all relevant courses mentioned in applications and certificates. The programme aims to recruit Sami, Nordic and international students. A mixed group of students will strengthen the comparative aspects of the programme, and will contribute to international network building. The admission of students from different countries and regions will be emphasized in order to ensure a varied student group. Ethnic background will also be relevant in this respect. Teaching and assessment The organisation of the teaching will depend on the character and the content of each course. The type of examination is specified in each module. More information about the teaching and examination can be found in the description of each individual course. Seminars in methodology and thesis writing run parallel to the other courses throughout the studies. The course in methodology ties together the different courses and disciplinary approaches. This constitutes the basis both for the development of the students' individual research design and for the integration of indigenous perspectives in research. All students will be appointed an academic supervisor in the second semester. Supervision is to be given both through seminars and individual supervision. Language of instruction English. Job prospectives With a master's degree in Indigenous Studies, students are qualified for work within: teaching and education, promotion and implementation of indigenous issues internationally, civil society organisations, government and public sector, project management, research and studies in indigenous issues. [-]

Tourism Studies - Master

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Alta

The master of tourism studies programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or positions in commercial, public, or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and... [+]

Master of Tourism Studies The master of tourism studies programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or positions in commercial, public, or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and consumption, as well as society, culture, and nature. The programme places particular emphasis on how nature and culture can be used by a responsible industry. It builds on theories of marketing, event management, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The programme also focuses on gender perspectives and gender equality. Successful candidates will during the two year programme have gained appropriate knowledge in tourism as an industry and as a social phenomenon, insight into the intersection of production, marketing and consumption, as well as society, culture, and nature. The programme places particular emphasis on how nature and culture can be used by a responsible industry. It builds on theories of marketing, event management, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The programme also focuses on gender perspectives and gender equality. The programme provides a scientific understanding of travel and tourism which is to be implemented in a master thesis. It also emphasises research ethics and the development of analytical, critical thinking. Programme structure Philosophy of Social Science Tourism Theory Heritage tourism Tourism Consumption and Practice Nature Based Tourism Event Management Travel & Tourism Marketing Research Methods Master Thesis Learning outcomes Knowledge: advanced knowledge of tourism specialized knowledge of tourism consumption and practice, travel and tourism marketing, and event management specialized knowledge of heritage tourism specialized knowledge of nature-based tourism thorough knowledge of scientific perspectives and methods within the field of tourism Skills: analyse existing theories and methodologies within the field of tourism work independently with practical and theoretical solutions to problems relevant to tourism conduct a limited research project under supervision and in accordance with applicable ethical standards critically analyse sources of information and use these to structure and formulate reasoning independently conduct tourism research General competence: analyse tourism in critical and ethical ways apply knowledge of tourism in new projects communicate reflexive thinking on tourism development contribute to innovation and innovation processes within tourism assess sustainable development of tourism Admission requirements Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science or humanities which includes at least 80 credits that are considered to be relevant for this study. The application deadline is April 15th for norwegian applicants. For international applicants the deadline is 1th of December. Applicants must have a Bachelor`s Degree in tourism, social science or humanities which includes at least 80 credits that are considered to be relevant for this study. All applicants must document an minimum grade of C from the undergraduate degree. Non-EU applicants need to have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification from their home countries and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site for the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT`s GSU-list. For students from non- English speaking countries, an English language test is usually also required. Teaching and assessment Research-based teaching takes place in seminars with lectures and commitments from the candidates in the form of group work, discussions and presentations. Candidates are trained in statistical computing. Some topics can be given in collaboration with other institutions. Before the candidates may sit for the exam, all required work must be approved. If the required work has not been approved, the candidate may not sit for the regular exam until he/she has passed a separate written exam. Candidates are appointed a supervisor to the thesis after submitting the mandatory proposal. Scandinavian speaking candidates are allowed to use first language in the final assessments. Language of instruction English Job prospectives The study forms the basis for a range of fields of work: Development of sustainable tourism and adventure products Marketing and communication of tourism and adventure products Establishment of culture-based and nature-based enterprises Travel Life's organizational unit (Norwegian Hospitality, Innovation Norway, etc.) International organizations (NGO) Public affairs and regulatory framework for tourism Consultant working for the tourism industry Investigation Work Research and development Teaching Access to further studies The study lays the foundation for doctoral studies. [-]

MSc

MSc Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

The department of chemistry is a highly ranked research institute and cooperates closely with many excellent research groups both nationally and internationally. The Department hosts a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and a national research centre in structural biology. The Department furthermore participates in a Centre for marine bioprospecting where our expertise in molecular analysis, biocatalyst research, synthetic chemistry, cellular chemistry and biotechnology are exploited. For your master's degree, you can choose a specialization and work in one of these research groups. You may choose practical chemistry with extensive laboratory work, or purely theoretical studies where mathematical models and computers are the main tools. Extensive knowledge of chemistry is becoming ever more important in disciplines like medicine and health, biology, environmental studies, biotechnology, geology, material science, nanotechnology and pharmacy, and as the study of molecules and their properties, chemistry remains centrally important in any multidisciplinary scientific field of research. [+]

The department of chemistry is a highly ranked research institute and cooperates closely with many excellent research groups both nationally and internationally. The Department hosts a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and a national research centre in structural biology. The Department furthermore participates in a Centre for marine bioprospecting where our expertise in molecular analysis, biocatalyst research, synthetic chemistry, cellular chemistry and biotechnology are exploited. For your master's degree, you can choose a specialization and work in one of these research groups. You may choose practical chemistry with extensive laboratory work, or purely theoretical studies where mathematical models and computers are the main tools. Extensive knowledge of chemistry is becoming ever more important in disciplines like medicine and health, biology, environmental studies, biotechnology, geology, material science, nanotechnology and pharmacy, and as the study of molecules and their properties, chemistry remains centrally important in any multidisciplinary scientific field of research. The 2-year master's programme includes participation as a full member of one of the research groups, carrying out a research project with an independent scientific thesis, equalling 60 credits. Throughout the project, the master's student will work closely in teams with and supervised by PhD-students, post-doctoral fellows and senior scientists (professors). In addition, the programme includes topics (courses) which expand upon the students' chosen major subject and other special curricula, equalling 60 credits. The 5 research groups are: Inorganic- and materials chemistry Group Organic chemistry group Theoretical chemistry group Structural chemistry group Molecular biosystems group The research groups provide master's degree projects and curricula that provide qualifying experience for jobs in fields as described above.The master's programme in chemistry offers five disciplines coinciding with the five research groups: The unique and nationally leading expertise and status in many fields of chemistry and chemical biology at the department have lead to the establishment and participation in several national centres: The Theoretical Chemistry and Inorganic- and Material Chemistry groups are responsible for a Centre of Excellence (CoE): Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC). The Organic Chemistry, Structural Chemistry and Molecular Biosystems groups participate and are key players in a Centre for Research-based Innovation (CRI): MabCent - Centre for bioprospecting and drug discovery The Structural Chemistry and Molecular Biosystems groups are responsible for a national centre in structural biology: Norwegian Structural Biology Centre (NorStruct) Master's students and their projects will in many cases be closely associated with one of the centres and the activities there. The master's programme in chemistry offers five disciplines coinciding with the five research groups: Bioinorganic Chemistry (Inorganic- and materials chemistry) Organic Chemistry Structural Biology/Chemistry Theoretical Chemistry Molecular Biosystems (new) Learning outcomes The candidate should have the following learning outcomes: Knowledge has extensive knowledge of the basic areas of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry) has in-depth knowledge in at least one specialized field of chemistry or biological chemistry has insight into the international frontier research and development in her/his specialization of chemistry or biological chemistry has acquired sufficient knowledge of chemistry and of one or more supporting subject like biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, mathematics or computer science, to understand deeply and treat phenomena occurring in her or his field of specialization. Skills has the ability to communicate scientific information clearly and precisely, both written and oral forms has the ability to read, understand and use scientific literature has acquired the basic tools needed to carry out independent research in her/his field of specialization. has become proficient in his/her specialized area and can successfully complete an advanced research project. General competence can judge the reliability of information obtained from different sources and has a sound critical attitude towards the knowledge from all sources. can apply their knowledge in chemistry or biological chemistry to solve problems in other natural sciences can accomplish some independent research and communicate the research questions and results in both written and oral forms. can carry out knowledge based evaluations of general problems in science and communicate this to the public can accomplish research projects under guidance, e.g. under a PhD-program in chemistry or related areas Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Chemistry requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Chemistry or equivalent. More information on admission requirements: General admission requirements - Master Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. [-]

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

Computer science surrounds us everywhere in everyday life, such as internet and mobile phones. The program is highly practical and experimental, where the students learn to design, develop and program advanced data systems. All teaching will be held in English, and the program has students from all over the world. [+]

The program covers both the theoretical basis and the experimental methods in computer science. Higher level courses are directly connected to the research within the Department. This imply an opportunity for substantial knowledge in the fields covered. The program consists of four mandatory courses in computer science, a total of 40 ECTS credits, and 20 ECTS credits of elective courses. The elective courses may be within topics such as economics, management, psychology and entrepreneurship. The program concludes with a master thesis of 60 ECTS credits. The master thesis can also be done in collaboration with an external IT-company. Learning outcomes For each programme at the UiT there are set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies. Knowledge - The candidate will... Have a broad solid foundation in computer science Have considerable depth of understanding of a selected area of specialization Have a deep understanding on state of the art distributed and parallel software architectures Have a solid understanding of system and application development relevant to the chosen specialty Skills - The candidate will... Work independently on a significant non-trivial problem over a longer time-period Analyze a problem and plan how to work towards a solution Plan, organize and execute the work required to solve the problem. Adapt to changes and limitations. Demonstrate the feasibility of the solution by implementing key parts Collect and analyze relevant metrics characterizing the problem and the solution Write a well-structured and clearly formulated report describing the thesis work and reflecting on its results General competence - The candidate will... Have an interest for the continued development of computer science as a dynamic field under the influences of advances in the discipline, changes in technology, and in application areas, business models, and businesses. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, within the field, and with the public as well as experts in other fields Pursue life-long learning and development Be aware of relevant social and ethical issues and apply this awareness to their professional conduct Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Computer Science requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Computer Science or equivalent qualification. More information on admission requirements: General admission requirements - Master In addition, specialization in Computer Science worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Good programming skills, (preferably in C, Python) at a systems level, and knowledge of operating systems is strongly required. Students are expected to have skills equivalent to the prerequisites the courses in the study program build upon. Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2017. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries must enclose an overview on their practical programming skills and what large implementation projects they have been involved in. The applicants should give examples (refer to URLs) of such projects and their own contribution (the programming part) to these projects. [-]

MSc Geology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Tromsø

Geologists map the long, amazing history of the Earth. Geology is for everyone who wants to find out more about the planet we live on and combine creativity with an understanding of exciting phenomena in our nature. Geology gives an understanding of earthquakes, volcanoes, slides and other natural hazards, climate and green house effect. You can study tectonics and volcanoes, climate change or specialize yourself into interpretation of seismics or sediments which tell a story of how the environment was millions of years ago. [+]

The study consists of a Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) and mandatory and optional subjects (60 ECTS). The number of optional subjects varies between the areas of study concentration. One has the option to follow subjects at the University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS) or abroad. There are four lines of study: Petrology/Structural Geology Marine Geology and Geophysics Sedimentology and Quaternary Geology Petroleum Geoscience The research undertaken in geology at UiT Arctic University of Norway focuses mainly on fieldwork in Northern Norway, in climate and marine geology with research cruises in the polar areas. We have unique geology right on our doorstep, which offers a special understanding of the processes that continue to shape the earth. Close cooperation with the oil industry ensures relevant Master's projects for the market are produced. Learning outcomes In addition to a solid competence in a specialized field of geology, students will have acquired the following after completing the Master of Science in Geology: Knowledge Advanced knowledge within one of the specializations; marine geology and geophysics, structural geology, sedimentology and Quaternary geology, petroleum geoscience Knowledge within scientific theory and methods The ability to apply knowledge in new technological or scientific areas Skills Analyze geological problems within the methods and results from the international research Use existing theories, methods and interpretations and work individually with applied and theoretical problem solving Use relevant methods for research and professional development individually Analyze and withhold a critical approach to different sources of information and use these for professional argumentation Complete an individual, defined research project under guidance and in accordance with current ethical standards General competence Analyze relevant problems within geology Apply his or her knowledge and skills in new areas for completing advanced tasks and projects Communicate comprehensive individual work and master the discipline¿s expressions Communicate problems, analyses and conclusions within the discipline, both with specialists and with the public Contribute to innovation within geology Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Geology requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in Geology or equivalent qualification. More information on admission requirements: General admission requirements - Master Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2026. [-]

MSc Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

Nothing lasts forever. Except mathematics! Mathematics is the foundation for all the sciences as well as technology. [+]

Students may chose between three specialities; algebra, analysis/differential geometry or applied mathematics. Some of the special fields include cryptography, number theory, elliptic curves, algebra, differential geometry, complex analysis, non-linear waves and dynamical systems. In applied mathematics thesis topics may relate to plasma physics, optics, mathematical ecology and bioinformatics. The master's degree program comprises a master's thesis of 60 ECTS in addition to mandatory courses and a special curriculum amounting to 60 ECTS. These are dependent upon the speciality chosen. The following diciplines are offered: Algebra Analysis/Differential Geometry Applied Mathematics Learning outcomes For each programme at the University of Tromsø there are set targets for knowledge, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies. On completion of the program, graduates will have the following attributes: Knowledge have advanced knowledge within one of the mathematical areas algebra, analysis/differential geometry or applied mathematics. have a solid knowledge about fields close to the chosen main area. have sufficient knowledge of mathematics to teach in senior high school. Skills can enter complicated problem issues, uncover structures and formulate precise problems, find suitable analytical and/or numerical solution methods, and interpret the solutions. have good practical skills in using relevant programming tools. can cooperate, if necessary in a interdisciplinary way, with other specialists. can find precise and scientific formulations, in oral and written language, in Norwegian as well as in English. can use existing literature in an active way to understand the work of other scientists, and as support to solve own mathematical problems. General Competence have a solid knowledge of a broad variety of methods and techniques for analysis and problem solving within the chosen area of specialization. have acquired good theoretical insight and ability to apply the theory for development of methods and techniques to solve problems. possesses the necessary qualifications for work within industry, technology, science, information technology, and schools. can apply knowledge within mathematics and statistics on problem issues within social and natural sciences. can do independent scientific work and formulate the contents of the work within the framework of the terminology of the field. can make knowledge based judgments on general scientific issues and communicate these in public. Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Mathematics requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Mathematics or equivalent qualification in mathematics approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialisation in mathematics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of "C" or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission. Applicants from Norway or other Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester and November 1st for admission to the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: Who is an international applicant? The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. General admission requirements for international applicants. Teaching and assessment The Master's degree in Mathematics consists of lectures and coursework. A passing grade on the mandatory homework sets is normally required for permission to take the examination. An oral exam is most common for the Master's degree courses. See the course descriptions for more information. After handing in the Master's thesis, it is assessed, and normally within 6 weeks an oral presentation and examination is held, that may influence on the final mark. Language of instruction Language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or in a Scandinavian language. The Master's thesis may also be written either in English or a Scandinavian language. Exchange possibilities After an agreement with the Department, a period of study abroad can be arranged. Job prospectives The Master's of Science in Mathematics degree provides a solid foundation in mathematics and its applications. It provides an appropriate qualification for careers in industry, technology, finance and information technology. The degree also provides the mathematical knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools and further studies in mathematics. Access to further studies On sucessfull completion of the degree program, studentes may be qualified for admission to a PhD-program in Mathematics at the University of Tromsø or elsewhere. [-]

MSc Mathematics and Finance

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

The master's program contains mainly specialized courses in direction finance, including three advanced courses at Handelshøgskolen, BFE. These are BED-3042 Intermediate Finance, BED-3043 Advanced Finance and SOK-3006 Microeconomics. [+]

The master's program contains mainly specialized courses in direction finance, including three advanced courses at Handelshøgskolen, BFE. These are BED-3042 Intermediate Finance, BED-3043 Advanced Finance and SOK-3006 Microeconomics. In mathematics, the course MAT-2202 Optimization Models focuses at modeling of problems in economics and finance, while the course MAT-3212 Stochastic Differential Equations treats advanced stochastic modeling of financial time series. Apart from this one gives a course in theoretical statistics (STA-2002) and a course in mathematics dealing with linear partial differential equations (MAT-3200), including Fokker-Plank (Black-Scholes) equations and their applications in finance. The last part of the master study is a half a year's work with a master's thesis. Here the students improve their competence through work with research or development projects involving usage of mathematics and statistics within issues from economic or political science. In the third semester the master's thesis is prepared, either through a project thesis (MAT-3230) of size 10 ECTS at Department of mathematics and statistics, or through a correspondingly advanced course at Handelshøgskolen, i.e. SOK-3050 Advanced topics in economics. Learning outcomes For each programme at the University of Tromsø there are set targets for knowledge, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies. On completion of the program, graduates will have the following attributes: Knowledge has solid knowledge within advanced themes in mathematics and statistics, including partial differential equations, stochastic differential equations, theory for numerical calculations and inference methods in statistics. has advanced competence in international finance, including theory for portfolios, pricing of derivates, CAMP- and index models, credit risk, efficient markets and hedge funds. har advanced knowledge within stochastic modeling of financial time series, volatility prediction, and analysis of market risk. has good knowledge about optimation models and their applications in economics and finance. Skills can formulate and analyze advanced stochastic models for financial time series can utilize stochastic models for risk quantification and prediction of risks. has good programming skills and can contribute to development of software solutions. can analyze advanced financial models, among others models for pricing of derivates and dealing of risks. can handle tasks that require a lot of data and computation. General Competence an use specialized tools and models from mathematics and statistics to analyze problems and issues within economy and finance. can contribute to research and development within mathematics and finance. can utilize knowledge within mathematics and finance on other problems and issues within natural as well as political/humanistic sciences. can do research work on his/her own, and communicate the results within the framework and terminology of the field can make knowledge based considerations on general issues within the field and communicate these to the rest of the society. Admission requirements Admission to the programme in Mathematics and Finance - master, requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Mathematics and Finance or equivalent qualification approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. The education must contain a specialization in mathematics and statistics corresponding to at least 80 ECTS. In addition, exams in basic issues within economics are required. Applicants from Norway or other Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester and November 1st for admission to the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: Who is an international applicant? The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. General admission requirements for international applicants. Teaching and assessment The courses in the programme are evaluated in different ways; written exam, oral exam, or written home assignment. The details of the way the courses are evaluated are contained in the course descriptions. After handing in the Master's thesis, it is assessed, and normally within 6 weeks an oral presentation and examination is held, that may influence on the final mark. Language of instruction Language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or in a Scandinavian language. The Master's thesis may also be written either in English or a Scandinavian language. Exchange possibilities After an agreement with the Department, a period of study abroad can be arranged. Job prospectives The Master's of Science in Mathematics and Finance degree provides a solid foundation in mathematics and finance and its applications. It provides an appropriate qualification for careers in finance, industry, technology, and information technology. The degree also provides the mathematical knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools and further studies in mathematics. Access to further studies On sucessfull completion of the degree program, studentes may be qualified for admission to a PhD-program in Mathematics at the University of Tromsø or elsewhere. [-]

MSc Physics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

Master of Science in Physics Physics shapes the future. Wherever you look, you see physics and ways to apply physics. Mobile phones, CD players, radios, TVs and computers are all advanced technical equipment based on physical methods and principles. Satellites above us monitor what takes place on the Earth, including environmental pollution. These observations are downloaded by satellite stations and translated into images that makes it easier to understand the situation on the Earth. Also this is physics. Within meteorology physics is used in measuring the air above us, in order to give better weather predictions. Studies of the northern lights are also important to understand phenomena at northern latitudes. [+]

Master of Science in Physics Physics shapes the future. Wherever you look, you see physics and ways to apply physics. Mobile phones, CD players, radios, TVs and computers are all advanced technical equipment based on physical methods and principles. Satellites above us monitor what takes place on the Earth, including environmental pollution. These observations are downloaded by satellite stations and translated into images that makes it easier to understand the situation on the Earth. Also this is physics. Within meteorology physics is used in measuring the air above us, in order to give better weather predictions. Studies of the northern lights are also important to understand phenomena at northern latitudes. Programme description The Master's degree programme in physics offers four different disciplines to choose between: Earth Observation Electrical Engineering Energy and Climate Space Physics Learning outcomes Knowledge - The candidate: has a solid basis in physics in general has an advanced level of knowledge in one of the disciplines offered has knowledge about scientific methods in mathematics, statistics and physics Skills - The candidate: is able to use scientific measurement equipment and carry out advanced experiments is able to evaluate and analyse measurement data is able to use programming tools for solving physical problems numerically is able to evaluate and analyse publicised theories, methods and experiments in the physics literature is able to work independently with problem solving Competences - The candidate: display good communication skills, orally and in writing, in the presentation of scientific work, both for a general public and for specialists in the field. displays a good working habit, follows the code of ethics, and is able to continue a career within research, production, development and technical professions in the society Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in physics requires a Bachelor's degree in physics, or another degree following a programme of study of not less than three years' duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialisation in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of "C" or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission. Applicants from Norway or other Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester and November 1st for admission to the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: Who is an international applicant? The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. General admission requirements for international applicants. Teaching and assessment The courses in the study programme have varied forms of instruction, typically lectures, exercises, laboratory work, computer work, or combinations of these. Special curricula, project papers and the Master's thesis are supervised on an individual basis by the department's academic staff, possibly in collaboration with external companies or institutions by agreement. Form of assessment varies, but most examinations are portfolio assessments of a take-home exam, project paper or laboratory report, in combination with a final oral or written exam. In some courses, mandatory assignments have to be approved for access to the exam. After handing in the Master's thesis, it is assessed, and normally within 6 weeks an oral presentation and examination is held, that may influence on the final mark. Language of instruction Language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or in a Scandinavian language. Also the Master's thesis may be written either in English or in a Scandinavian language. Exchange possibilities Exchange studies abroad or at the University Centre in Svalbard can be recognised in the Master's degree if recommended by your supervisor, and only if the external courses are validated prior to departure. Job prospectives The programme leads to exciting career options domestic and abroad within research, industry, administration and teaching, both in private and public sector. Access to further studies Completed Master's degree studies qualify for admission to PhD-studies in physics, depending on satisfactory marks in the Master's and Bachelor's degree. PhD-studies in physics are offered at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. [-]

MSc Statistics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

The Master's degree program comprises a Master's Thesis of 60 ECTS, 20 ECTS mandatory courses in computer-intensive statistics and multivariable statistical analysis, and four courses (40 ECTS) of electives or special curriculum. [+]

The Master's degree program comprises a Master's Thesis of 60 ECTS, 20 ECTS mandatory courses in computer-intensive statistics and multivariable statistical analysis, and four courses (40 ECTS) of electives or special curriculum. The research-group in statistics at the University of Tromsø has its main focus on imaging, climate research, biostatistics, medical statistics and reliability analysis. The Master's Thesis, electives and special curriculum make it possible for students to specialise in these different areas. Learning outcomes For each programme at the University of Tromsø there are set targets for knowledge, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies. On completion of the program, graduates will have the following attributes: Knowledge have advanced knowledge of statistical concepts, principles and methods have a solid knowledge about fields close to statistics, especially within mathematics have sufficient knowledge of statistics to teach in senior high school have a solid knowledge of a concrete scientific problem issue and the statistical model that describes the problem Skills can enter complicated problem issues, uncover structures and formulate precise problems, find suitable analytical and/or numerical solution methods, and interpret the solutions have good practical skills in at least one commonly used statistical programming tool. can cooperate, if necessary in a interdisciplinary way, with other specialists. can find precise and scientific formulations, in oral and written language, in Norwegian as well as in English can use existing literature in an active way to understand the work of other scientists, and as support to solve own mathematical problems. can use statistical methods in theory and practice, and make an independent judgment of the applicability of a statistical model for a given practical problem General Competence have a solid knowledge of a broad variety of methods and techniques for analysis and problem solving within statistics. have acquired good theoretical insight and ability to apply the theory for development of methods and techniques to solve problems. possesses the necessary qualifications for work within industry, technology, science, information technology, and schools. can apply knowledge within mathematics and statistics on problem issues within social and natural sciences. can do independent scientific work and formulate the contents of the work within the framework of the terminology of the field can make knowledge based judgments on general scientific issues and communicate these in public. Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Statistics requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Statistics or Mathematics or equivalent qualification in mathematics approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialisation in statistics/mathematics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of "C" or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission. Applicants from Norway or other Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester and November 1st for admission to the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: Who is an international applicant? The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. General admission requirements for international applicants. Teaching and assessment The Master's degree in Statistics consists of lectures and coursework. A passing grade on the mandatory homework sets is normally required for permission to take the examination. An oral exam is most common for the Master's degree courses. See the course descriptions for more information. After handing in the Master's thesis, it is assessed, and normally within 6 weeks an oral presentation and examination is held, that may influence on the final mark. Language of instruction Language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or in a Scandinavian language. The Master's thesis may also be written either in English or a Scandinavian language. Exchange possibilities After an agreement with the Department, a period of study abroad can be arranged. Job prospectives Graduates from the Master's of Science in Statistics degree are in demand, and typically work with people from other fields in research institutions, consultant companies, insurance companies, banks, industry, oil companies, education, advanced technology and software development. Access to further studies On sucessfull completion of the degree program, studentes may be qualified for admission to a PhD-program in Statistics at the University of Tromsø or elsewhere. [-]

MSc Technology and Safety in the High North

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

The natural resources of the High North are attracting the industry. New offshore oil & gas fields are being developed. Minerals and mining are given increased attention. Maritime transport in Arctic waters is growing. The fisheries have become highly industrialized. New industrial facilities will be developed in the remote, hostile and vulnerable Arctic environment. The industry faces unknown challenges and new technological solutions will be developed and safety issues must be addressed. By joining this master programme you will obtain a unique Arctic engineering knowledge aimed towards technology and safety challenges in the High North. Special attention is given to maritime and offshore operations. Do you want to possess the unique Arctic engineering competence? Are you science and technology oriented? Do you have a fascination of the High North? Then you should join the team of engineers for the Arctic! Then this master program is the right thing for you! [+]

The natural resources of the High North are attracting the industry. New offshore oil & gas fields are being developed. Minerals and mining are given increased attention. Maritime transport in Arctic waters is growing. The fisheries have become highly industrialized. New industrial facilities will be developed in the remote, hostile and vulnerable Arctic environment. The industry faces unknown challenges and new technological solutions will be developed and safety issues must be addressed. By joining this master programme you will obtain a unique Arctic engineering knowledge aimed towards technology and safety challenges in the High North. Special attention is given to maritime and offshore operations. Do you want to possess the unique Arctic engineering competence? Are you science and technology oriented? Do you have a fascination of the High North? Then you should join the team of engineers for the Arctic! Then this master program is the right thing for you! The programme focuses on the technical and safety related challenges associated with industrial activities in the High North. Special attention is given to maritime and offshore operations in the harsh and vulnerable Arctic environment. The students are introduced to methods and tools for managing advanced, complex and integrated technical systems with respect to operation and maintenance, reliability and production assurance, health, safety & environmental risk as well as emergency preparedness. The programme is a 2 year, full-time study with a fixed schedule. The courses will to some extent be adapted to part-time students. The first year consists of 50 ECTS of mandatory courses being common to all students and one 10 ECTS elective course. These are technical descriptive courses and method oriented courses. All courses are independent of each other. In the second year the students will achieve a specialization of their field of study through elective courses and by the choice among a number of pre-defined syllabuses. The students will also carry out a specialization project. The last semester is dedicated to a 30 ECTS master thesis. The master programme has three specializations: Risk and relaibility Nautical science Automation Learning outcomes For each programme at the university there are set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies. When completed the programme, the candidate should have the following learning outcome: Knowledge: Has an overview of the technical and safety challenges related to industrial activities in the High North with special emphasis on offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. Has knowledge of technical solutions for the operation and maintenance of industrial facilities operating in the High North Know how to apply the appropriate methods and tools for managing and controlling complex technical systems and operations in a harsh environment. Has specialized insight in reliability and production assurance, operation and maintenance of advanced, complex and integrated systems, e.g. production facilities, equipment, machines and components. Has thorough knowledge of the scientific theory and methods of technology. Is able to use the knowledge in new areas within technology Can analyse academic problems based on the history, traditions and uniqueness of technology Has insight in challenges related to preparedness and crisis management in the Arctic Skills: Can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations within technology and work independently with practical and theoretical problem solving. Can use relevant methods for research and academic development independently. Can critically analyze and relate to miscellaneous sources of information, and use the information for structuring and formulating academic argumentation. Can carry out an independent and limited research or development project under supervision, and in accordance with ethical standards. Be able to participate in maritime safety work and risk assessment and risk management of maritime operations and offshore activities in the Arctic Can apply planning and management tools that can contribute to reduced risk for accidents and possible harmful environmental impacts in the Arctic General competence Can apply safety and sustainability for the environment and the society in general as core values. Can analyze relevant academic, professional and research¿ethical problems Can use his/her knowledge and skills in new areas for carrying out advanced working tasks and projects. Can communicate extensive independent work and masters the terms of technology Can communicate technical problems, analyses and conclusions, both with specialists and to the public. Can contribute to innovation Admission requirements Admission to the Master's programme in Technology and Safety in the High North requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or other relevant technological degree on Bachelor level. Relevant field of study may be mechanical, processing, safety, nautical, automation or civil engineering. Other fields of study may be considered upon individual assessment. Applicants must enclose an application essay (Statement of purpose) written in English (maximum of two pages). This should include descriptions of their motivation for, interest in and expectations relating to their Master's degree studies and ideas for their Master`s Thesis project. The lectures assume advanced knowledge of mathematics and statistics. More information on admission requirements: General admission requirements - Master Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries: The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: The application deadline for self-financing and quota scheme applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester. Online application, study code 2037. [-]

MSc Telemedicine and E-Health

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Norway Tromsø

he two-year Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health provides insight into the design, application and implementation of modern technology to public healthcare services. The Master's program is a collaboration between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST), which is internationally recognized for its expertise in telemedicine and e-health. Students will have the... [+]

Master's of Science in Telemedicine and E-health The two-year Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health provides insight into the design, application and implementation of modern technology to public healthcare services. The Master's program is a collaboration between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST), which is internationally recognized for its expertise in telemedicine and e-health. Students will have the opportunities to develop professional cooperation with the Centre (NST). As one of the most internationally renowned Telemedicine research centres in the world, the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine offers a stimulating research and learning environment for students in the Master's program. During the first year, students are required to finish all the mandatory courses. Both the theoretical and methodological dimensions of the program will be covered. The second year focuses mainly on the student's individual research project and the write-up of the Master's Thesis. Two streams are offered: Health and Technology Learning outcomes For each programme at UiT The Arctic University of Norway there are set targets for knowledge, analytical understanding, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of the studies. The candidates should be able to: Describe the main types of telemedical applications in current use in the Norwegian health system as well as identify the primary actors; Understand how technology and e-health services can be exploited strategically to create new ways of working together; Contribute in the design, implementation and use of telemedicine and e-health systems; Promote and introduce telemedicine and e-health services and programs; Identify the conditions for successfully implementing telemedicine and e-health services; Apply telemedicine and e-health services in professional health work; The Master's program will also qualify graduates for researcher education in telemedicine and e-health. The students will acquire: Knowledge and analytical understanding to: Design and implement modern technology in medical practices; Construct e-health processes, systems and strategies. Skills and competences: Relate theoretical and methodological frameworks to telemedicine and e-health processes; Develop communication skills through active participation in group discussions, team work and presentations; Design and carry out a research project that involves the use of evidence-based data collection. Admission requirements Admission to the Master`s programme in Telemedicine and E-Health requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent in: Health-related professional studies (for the "Health" stream such as Medicine, Nursing, and Physiotheraphy), OR Computer sciences (for the "Technology" stream. Students must be proficient in core computer science topics and have good programming skills). Teaching and assessment Teaching and assessment methods are described in the course plan for each course. Teaching: Teaching methods consist of a combination of regular and compact lectures, where the students should attend physically on campus and also net-based lectures, exercises and assignments. Assessment: Various assessment forms are used including group presentations, project reports, experimental and laboratorial assignments. The Norwegian grading system is applied: A-E (pass), with F as fail. Language of instruction The language of instruction and all syllabus material is English. Exchange possibilities Study abroad can be undertaken during the second year after the mandatory courses are completed. Job prospectives The Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health qualifies its graduates to: Promote and introduce telemedicine and e-health services and programs; Participate in the development of telemedicine and e-health products and services; Apply telemedicine and e-health services in professional healthcare. Access to further studies On successful completion of the degree programme, students may be qualified for admission to a PhD programme in a number of academic areas at UiT The Arctic University of Norway or elsewhere. [-]

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