How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

This study programme provides basic knowledge in biological topics including ecology, evolution, biodiversity, genetics as well as basic chemistry, mathematics and statistics. In some courses, the students participate in lab and field activities.

The last year of the programme is more flexible so that students have an opportunity to specialise according to their interests. Advanced level elective courses are offered, including bachelor's thesis, 15 weeks of work experience in Norway or abroad, a semester or two abroad at a partner university, and courses at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

Application deadline Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 1
Non-EU applicants: December 1
Formal prerequisites

Higher education entrance qualification:

1. Documented proficiency in English language

2. Special requirements: Mathematics R1 or Mathematics S1 and S2, plus one of the following subjects: Mathematics (R2), Physics (1 and 2), Chemistry (1 and 2), Biology (1 and 2), Information technology (1 and 2), Geosubjects (1 and 2) Technology and research subjects (1 and 2).

The following A-levels qualifications are considered equivalent to the above mentioned Norwegian qualification requirements:

Mathematics advanced subsidiary level (AS level) plus either: Mathematics advanced level (A -level), Physics advanced level (AS + A-level), Chemistry advanced level (AS + A-level), Biology advanced level (AS + A-level), Computer Science advanced level (AS + A-level), Geosciences advanced level (AS + A-level), Technology and research subjects advanced level (AS + A-level).

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Bachelor, 3 years
City Bodø
Credits 180.0
Language of teaching English