Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresources

The Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresources is a research-based master's programme that aims to educate next-generation professionals within the area of blue growth and marine circular economy.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, students gain insight into the interaction between fisheries, aquaculture, environment, law, management and production of marine bio-resources. The programme draws on competencies within the fields from three Nordic countries.

The students enrolled in the program must take a minimum 30 ECTS at one of the partner universities; University of Gothenburg, University of Akurery or Holar University College.

Depending on the master's thesis and electives, students will gain expertise in:

  • marine fish, shellfish, algae biology, civil law, political science, business and economics at the University of Gothenburg
  • aquaculture, environmental interactions, marine ecology, genomics and epigenetics at NORD University;
  • aquaculture, freshwater biology and fish behavior at Holar College;
  • fisheries science, food science, biotechnology, value chains, marketing and municipal planning at the University of Akureyri School of Business and Sciences.
Application deadline Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 1
Non-EU applicants: December 1
Formal prerequisites

Admission requirements are:

• Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) within bioscience or social science, including social economics.

• Average grade of C or better (laudabilis) in the Bachelor’s degree.

• A motivation letter must be uploaded to the application portal within the specified deadline.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries will be asked to document proficiency in English language.

Applicants apply to the preferred university. It is possible to apply to more than one.

Applicants are ranked by:

1. Motivational letter

2. Grades of the Bachelor’s degree

3. An interdisciplinary constellation of the class.

Applicants will be ranked by their motivation letters. The applicant’s motivation for the study, and his/her motivation for the idea of travelling between the partner universities, as well as his/her academic background and future career plans will be emphasized.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Bodø
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English