Nordic Seas


Benefits of a joint programme

What you will learn


One degree -
four universities

and admission

Being a student

Research networks




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Being a student


As a student in the programme, you will get to see four Nordic countries and four different universities, and have the opportunity to get yourself a unique competence in marine matters.

Travel and travel costs

The students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Scholarships are planned to be available for covering the extra costs, both for tickets and for covering other extra costs.


The "Studentsamskipnaden i Bergen" (SIB, Student Welfare Organisation) at the University of Bergen offers a housing gurantee for all international self-financing master degree students (more information about this can be found on the Homepage of SIB or here).

The partner Universities will be helpful with arranging accommodation for the students in the programme, both for the short stays and for the longer periods. Accommodation will usually be located in the ordinary student housing facilities.

Your mentor

At the start of the programme you will get in contact with a mentor, who is an academic staff person from one of the partner institutions. The role of the mentor is to help out when you select your optional courses, and also to be a discussion partner for you when it comes to deciding on the topic for your thesis.

Teaching methods

A combination of methods is used in the teaching: traditional lectures, individual and group projects with written and oral presentations, hands-on laboratory and field exercises with following data analysis, discussion and report writing. The thesis work is in the form of an independent research project conducted under supervision of at least two academic staff, one from each discipline to ensure the disciplinary and interdisciplinary depth of the project. An internet-based learning platform will be used throughout the programme for communication and sharing of material.

What is it like to be on a oceanographic cruise?

The Genetica II is a research vessel used by the University of Aarhus for oceanographic field work.
Click here to read a student's story about what it's like onboard!

Last updated: November 2012
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