Master of Science Degree in Natural Sciences in Norway

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Natural Sciences

The MSc, or Master of Science, is an internationally recognized academic degree that indicates proficiency and knowledge of a given topic or field. Most MSc programs take about four years to finish, after which some join the workforce while others continue on in the classroom. 

Natural sciences studies teach how the scientific method can be applied to the study of nature and the universe. There may be many opportunities for specialization in a specific branch such as Earth science, physics or chemistry.

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. Higher education in Norway is offered by a range of seven universities.

Top Master of Science Programs in Natural Sciences in Norway 2018/2019

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Master of Science in Geology

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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 greenhouse effect. You can study tectonics and volcanoes, climate change or specialize yourself into the interpretation of seismic or sediments which tell a story of how the environment was millions of years ago. [+]

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 greenhouse effect. You can study tectonics and volcanoes, climate change or specialize yourself into the interpretation of seismic or sediments which tell a story of how the environment was millions of years ago.

Programme description

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Marine Biotechnology

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Norway Tromsø

The aim is to educate candidates in biotechnological skills in general, thus qualifying them for careers in a range of organisations including those whose focus is on innovation, commercial development and value creation of marine resources in processes and industry. [+]

The aim is to educate candidates in biotechnological skills in general, thus qualifying them for careers in a range of organisations including those whose focus is on innovation, commercial development and value creation of marine resources in processes and industry.

We are preoccupied with exploiting the advantage we enjoy as a nation in the form of access to enormous marine resources. Most of the organisms that comprise the marine biodiversity are still little researched. These bio-resources can be the source of unique biomolecules (enzymes, secondary metabolites, proteins/peptides, marine fats and carbohydrates) and the associated genetic codes.

Good relationships with the biotechnological industry are exploited to adapt the teaching, and ensure that it is relevant for commercial development and innovation. Many newly established businesses in the region have their origins in the biotechnological community in Tromsø and the sector is expanding. The programme will give you much sought-after expertise.... [-]


Master of Science in Biology

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Norway Tromsø

The unique geographical location makes the UiT The Arctic University of Norway as an ideal place to study the arctic environment. Specialize in a biological field that interests you, and acquire knowledge that gives you special skills in your future work. Our general focus of research and teaching is adaptions to life at high latitudes, therein dealing with mechanisms at all levels of organization, from molecules and cells via organisms to ecosystems, in terrestrial as well as marine environments. [+]

The unique geographical location makes the UiT The Arctic University of Norway as an ideal place to study the arctic environment. Specialize in a biological field that interests you, and acquire knowledge that gives you special skills in your future work. Our general focus of research and teaching is adaptions to life at high latitudes, therein dealing with mechanisms at all levels of organization, from molecules and cells via organisms to ecosystems, in terrestrial as well as marine environments.

Programme description

Several Master`s disciplines are offered which reflect the UiT The Arctic University of Norway`s unique geographic location in the high north. They provide opportunities to explore an array of fascinating questions within modern biology and emphasize some of the society`s challenges: with regard to the management of natural resources and biodiversity.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Norway Tromsø

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.... [-]


MSc in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Norway Stavanger

The department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering and geosciences education worldwide. The MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry. [+]

MSc in Petroleum Geosciences EngineeringThe Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering and geosciences education worldwide. The MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry. A graduate of this programme will be able to solve geosciences problems by integrating different types of surface and subsurface data used in the oil industry and to integrate such information with petroleum engineers. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry.The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry and qualifies for a broad range of positions within the oil industry, both at operators and in the service sectors. It also qualifies for other positions where the geosciences are applied, such as construction, mining, underground water and environmental geology.A completed Master's degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Petroleum technology and geosciences at the University of Stavanger.Please note that the course combination below is valid for the current academic year. ... [-]


MSc in Mathematics and Physics

University of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Norway Stavanger

Mathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a Master's programme primarily focusing on mathematical and physical modeling. [+]

MSc in Mathematics and PhysicsMathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a Master's program primarily focusing on mathematical and physical modeling. The main learning outcome of the program is advanced knowledge about modeling of mathematical and physical systems. Furthermore, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to synthesize appropriate mathematical concepts and methods in order to analyze and solve relevant problems.Having completed the program, the student should:

know about and be able to use advanced mathematical methods and theories related to different mathematical and physical problems have gained insight into specialized areas of physics through mathematical formulation, analysis, and modeling be able to apply tools from mathematical modeling to adjacent areas and to technological problems be able to carry out, present and document a comprehensive independent piece of work where the terminology and concepts of the subject area are used. [-]

MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus 2 years January 2019 Norway As

The program supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the global image of European higher education. [+]

What can you use this qualification for? Highly qualified graduates in the internationally operating area of animal breeding and genetics are needed. The program is highly relevant for students who wish to work in organizations focused in the field of sustainable animal breeding. What will you learn?

You will bridge the gap between quantitative and molecular genetics which are needed competence in the future. You can compose your own study plan with several courses in quantitative and molecular genetics. Some recommended courses are Molecular Biology, Models and Algorithms in Bioinformatics, Genome Analysis - Methodology, Molecular Genomics, Animal Breeding Plans, Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management.... [-]