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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One degree - four universities

Mobility is an essential feature of the programme. During the two years of your master's study you will experience and benefit from not only one, but all four of the partner universities. How much you travel will depend on which optional courses you choose and where you decide to do your master's thesis. To read more about the grant opportunities that are available in order to cover extra costs go to 'Being a student'.

Follow the links below to read more about the institutes and start the slide shows to get an impression about the places involved in this programme:

University of Bergen (UIB)

Geophysical Institute and Department of Biology

With a number of very active marine institutes nearby (i.e. the Institute of Marine Research, the Nansen Centre, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research), Bergen provides a stimulating education and research environment in a range of marine topics. The Geophysical institute (GFI) offers courses in meteorology, physical and chemical oceanography and climate research. The Department of Biology (BIO) offers a large number of courses in marine biology. Both institutes are engaged in the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

[UiB Homepage] [GFI Homepage] [BIO Homepage]

University of Aarhus (AU)

Biological Institute, Department of Marine Biology

The University of Aarhus is Denmark's largest university. The Department of Marine Biology offers courses in marine optics and biological dynamics in the open ocean. The institute has well-equipped laboratories for general marine research and a large field station with very good laboratory facilities. The research is focused on the ecology of marine organisms from the level of phytoplankton and fish to marine mammals, with a special focus on the ecology in estuarine environments.

[AU Homepage] [Institute for Bioscience Homepage]

University of Iceland

Institute of Biology

The Institute of Biology at the University of Iceland specializes in the ecology, behavior, population genetics, physiology and biochemistry, evolutionary biology, zoogeography, and conservation and management of marine organisms. The Institute partners with other institutions, such as the Marine Research Institute (Hafrannsˇknastofnunin) and the Icelandic Institute of Natural History (Nßtt˙rufrŠ­istofnun ═slands), to provide an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation in scientific endeavors throughout Iceland.

[HI Homepage][Marine Education in Iceland Homepage]

University of the Faroe Islands (FF)

Faculty of Science and Technology

The University of the Faroe Islands (FF), in association with the Faroese Fisheries Laboratory (FFL), is intensively involved in biological and physical research of high relevance to the programme.

[FF Homepage]

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