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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

Studying in Norway

The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.

180 Master of Science Master's degrees in Norway

M.Sc. Aquaculture Biology

The goal of the Aquaculture Biology specialization at University of Bergen is to give a theoretical basis and practical experience for understanding the biological principles in aquatic food production.

Natural Sciences and technical subjects
M.Sc. Fisheries Biology and Management

The aim of the Fisheries Biology and Management specialization offered by University of Bergen is to give post graduate students a comprehensive insight into the discipline fisheries biology with emphasis on how to conserve living aquatic resources while securing a sustainable yield. This includes a solid understanding of the internal and external drivers that determine fish dynamics.

Department of Biology
M.Sc. Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms: bacteria, archaea, fungi, single-cell algae and protozoa, and includes also viruses. Fundamental to the field is the study of the microorganisms' properties and their functions in different environments. University of Bergen offers the MS in Microbiology programme.

Department of Biology
M.Sc. Biology and Aquaculture

Marine resources are of great value to humankind and must be maintained for future generations. Master's students will gain knowledge on the marine environment and its living resources, helping them understand the importance of sustainability both in aquaculture production and in the face of climate change. The M.Sc. in Biology and Aquaculture is offered by Nord University.

Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)
M.Sc. Maritime Management

The Master of Science in Maritime Management offered by the University College of Southeast Norway is intended for students looking for management positions within the maritime industry, a highly international and globalized industry with a number of exciting challenges and opportunities.

M.Sc. Sport Management

The MSc in Sport Management at Molde University College is designed to prepare students to work in management positions in the sport and sport-related industry. It intends to convey a solid understanding and knowledge about sport management as it is practiced globally.

M.Sc. Contemporary Art

The programme Master in Contemporary Art offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway is a two-year course that aims to give the students a unique footing for their future advancement in research, theory and professional artistic practice.

Faculty of Fine Arts
M.Sc. Ship Design

A ship is a very complex organism. Various systems act in concert to perform the different tasks a ship may be designed to carry out. Aalesund University College is situated in the middle of the worlds largest maritime cluster, and you will benefit from international and regional expertise. The Ship Design programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

NTNU in Ålesund
M.Sc. Natural Gas Technology

The Natural Gas Technology programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science (NTNU). Natural gas is gaining increasing importance world-wide as energy carrier and chemical feedstock. At NTNU and the collaborating research institute SINTEF, about 300 people are working with natural gas technology. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry - Chemistry

The programme in Organic Chemistry - Chemistry offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway will give the students a good knowledge of different aspects of organic chemistry. Scientific methods will be emphasised at all stages and the student will be given training in scientific presentations, in writing as well as verbal.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Biology

The Biology Master's programme offered by the University of Oslo deals with the development and diversity of species, the relationship between organisms and their environment, and processes in populations and ecosystems.

M.Sc. Geology

Geology gives an understanding of earthquakes, volcanoes, slides and other natural hazards, climate and green house effect. You can study tectonics and volcanoes, climate change or specialize yourself into interpretation of seismics or sediments which tell a story of how the environment was millions of years ago in Geology programme offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. International Management

The International Management programme at BI Norwegian Business School focuses on two main topics: Firstly, the international cultural and institutional context in which firms operate, and secondly, international strategy and organization.

Master of Science (MSc) programmes
M.Sc. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme's main focus is to train entrepreneurial and innovative leaders of tomorrow. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
M.Sc. International Development Studies

The International Development Studies program at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) provides an understanding of global social, political and economic change. The degree provides a critical understanding of the history and current dynamics of globalization, and its impact on societies and environments.

Faculty of Landscape and Society
M.Sc. Climate Change Management

Climate change poses a range of new challenges for society and has created a great demand for candidates with up-to-date climate and planning competence. This master programme will give you a broad understanding of the challenges society faces with climate change, and the competence to generate knowledge across traditional scientific disciplines.

M.Sc. Agroecology

The Agroecology program at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is designed to develop agroecologists that will be successful contributors to future food systems including production, economy, environmental impacts, and social equity issues.

Faculty of Biosciences
M.Sc. Telemedicine and E-Health

Become a sought-after Adviser in Health Services? The Master's program in Telemedicine and E-health offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway prepares students for challenging careers in health sectors and organizations as well as research and teaching in academic institutions.

Faculty of Health Sciences
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering

The Industrial Engineering programme is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway. Industrial Engineering is about to see "the big picture" when one is dealing with complex processes and systems. The field focuses on analyzing the many 'wheels' that must work together so that an organization is able to function in the most efficient and profitable way.

Department of Technology
M.Sc. Simulation and Visualization

Industry and society is getting more complex, providing engineers with new challenges. Simulation and Visualization are powerful tools to test new ideas, to optimize performance of systems, and to provide support for making decisions. The Simulation and Visualization programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

NTNU in Ålesund
M.Sc. Strategic Marketing Management

The Strategic Marketing Management programme at BI Norwegian Business School could be your path to a leadership career in marketing management. Your understanding of digital platforms and new ways of reaching the market will be highly sought after.

Master of Science (MSc) programmes
M.Sc. Geosciences

The master studies in Geosciences offered by the University of Oslo cover specializations within geology, physical geography, hydrology, geophysics, geomatics, meteorology and oceanography. You will learn about the Earth's structure, natural resources and natural environments.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Human Geography

All places –small or large, rich or poor, near or far– are unique yet connected to a multitude of other places at the same time. With a master in Human Geography you learn to understand the difference that place makes and how local and global processes intertwine and produce change around the world. The Human Geography programme is offered by the University of Oslo.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.Sc. Physics

Do you wish to dive into an area of physics and work independently with a thesis in a specialization you think is exciting? The Physics programme offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will provide you with this opportunity, and we can offer theses in several fields of study.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Economics

With the Master of Science in Economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) you will study at one of Norway’s leading schools in economics, with an international reputation in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics and development economics.

School of Economics and Business
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Physics

Electrical engineering is about developing solutions to the technical challenges of our society. Electrical Engineering - Physics offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway is a discipline of the Master's degree programme in physics.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Maritime Operations

This program is a joint master study program between The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Emden/Leer. The program takes 4 semesters. The first semester is compulsory in Haugesund (Norway) and the second semester compulsory in Leer (Germany).

M.Sc. Radioecology

With the Master in Radioecology offered by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) you will gain knowledge about radioecology; behaviour of radionuclides in the environment, as well as impact and risk assessment based on radiochemistry and radiation protection, the nuclear industry and waste management, project management and research methods.

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
M.Sc. Project Management

Demand for professionals trained in Project Management is increasing in the private as well as the public sector. Large or small, any project can benefit from effective project management processes and techniques. The MSc in Engineering Degree offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will train professionals to excel as future project leaders in a variety of industries.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Aquaculture

The Aquaculture industry is an innovation driven industry with a lot of possibilities; both within business and research.The Aquaculture programme at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) gives you broad and interdisciplinary strength and specialisation in subjects of your choice.

Faculty of Biosciences
M.Sc. Geotechnics and Geohazards

The MSc programme in Geotechnics and Geohazards is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Geohazards include land-slides, rockslides, avalanches, earthquakes and tsunamis. Many lives could be saved and enormous destruction avoided if people knew more about geohazards forecasting and prevention. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Business - Economics

Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households, and individuals allocate their scarce resources. You will learn a framework for analysis that can be applied to a great variety of areas, ranging from international trade, unemployment and inflation, to retirement funds, or controlling pollution.

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Are you interested in an internationally recognized degree in chemical engineering? Chemical engineering involves the transformation of energy and raw materials into valuable and useful products. The Chemical Engineering programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Risk Management

The Master of Science in Risk Management offered by the University of Stavanger providess a strong academic basis for future work within risk management in the offshore industry as well as other industries.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. Business - Marketing

The Marketing major provides a rigorous academic programme for students pursuing both general business careers, including consulting and business development, as well as marketing manager and analyst positions.

M.Sc. Maritime Management

The Master of Science in Maritime Management at Buskerud and Vestfold University College is intended for students looking for management positions within the maritime industry, a highly international and globalized industry with a number of exciting challenges and opportunities.

Maritime Management
M.Sc. Information Systems

The Information Systems programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The pervasive nature of modern digitized information technology (IT) has created the need to conceive of products, solutions and services in terms that reach far beyond consideration of software and hardware design.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Energy and Climate - Physics

During this two-year Master's program in Energy and Climate - Physics offered by UIT the Arctic University of Norway, you can learn about sustainable energy; its potential, the physics and technology behind, and how to examine and utilize these clean energy sources. You can also learn about the climate system and how it changes over time, both naturally and due to human activities.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. International Environmental Studies

This International Environmental Studies program at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) concerns the environmental challenges of our time, and seeks solutions that combine both natural and social science approaches. This degree qualifies students to contribute to international, sustainable development.

Faculty of Landscape and Society
M.Sc. International Relations

This International Relations program at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) provides the opportunity to adapt to the new global reality. Graduates gain an in-depth understanding of the political nature of why and how bilateral and multilateral institutions promote certain development policies, both spatially and temporally.

Faculty of Landscape and Society
M.Sc. Interaction Design

The Master program in Interaction Design teaches the students to put the users’ needs and requirements first in digital user interfaces and interactive environments. The program provides the students with knowledge and awareness of human factors and conditions in interface and interaction design. 

NTNU in Gjøvik
M.Sc. Public Health - specializing in Global Health

The Public Health - specializing in Global Health programme offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will provide a theoretical base on health and health systems, and an emphasis on methodology and training in different research methods. There will be a special emphasis on innovation and technological support and services in global health.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Business Administration, Specialisation in Financial Economics

This Business Administration, Specialisation in Financial Economics at University of Agder offers in-depth studies of how the market functions in relation to business financing and ownership (corporate finance), and the relationship between financial markets, the market economy and the governments use of markets in the practise of economic policy (macroeconomics).

M.Sc. City and Regional Planning

Are you interested in how cities can becomes more sustainable, efficient, safe and livable? There is an increasing need for competent urban planners who understand sustainable urban development and design. The master program in City and Regional Planning qualifies you to understand and shape the cities of the future.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. Leadership and Organisational Psychology

The Master of Science programme in Leadership and Organisational Psychology at BI Norwegian Business School will provide you with the required education to implement and lead such processes in organisations, thereby contributing to organisational effectiveness.

Master of Science (MSc) programmes
M.Sc. Business - Finance

Finance is ultimately about taking optimal and strategic decisions in an uncertain environment, which applies to all areas of business. A modern manager requires insight into the drivers of the financial situation of an enterprise, which is intimately connected with its success.

M.Sc. Exercise Physiology

The Exercise Physiology programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It is associated with the research group in Exercise Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. This group searches for the mechanisms for limitations for the supply and demand of oxygen transport, as well as the muscular and neural limitations for strength and coordination.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Molecular Medicine

The International MSc programme in Molecular Medicine is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Rapid developments of medical technology and new kinds of conceptual thinking within the field of biology have increased the need for laboratory specialisation. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Molecular Environmental Biology - Biology

The Master`s discipline in Molecular Environmental Biology - Biology from UIT the Arctic University of Norway focuses on the molecular analysis of plants and microorganisms. Research areas cover a broad range of modern research topics ranging from molecular communication within plant cells to functional microbiology and plant/microbe interactions.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Biochemistry

The Biochemistry Master is offered by the University of Oslo. In modern biomedical research, we study biological macromolecules and the processes in which they are involved, using modern equipment and advanced techniques.

M.Sc. Business - Strategy

The strategic insight you will acquire through this major will enable you to understand industry and market conditions, learn about appropriate strategic decisions, and learn how to implement these decisions in a firm.

M.Sc. Marine Coastal Development

The Master of Science programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). It is especially designed to give the students a broad understanding of the complex interactions in the marine sector. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has excellent research communities within these fields and a close contact with relevant external partners.

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Industrial Ecology

The Industrial Ecology programme is offered by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Industrial ecology aims at giving students a holistic theoretical foundation and analytical skills to address sustainability challenges of companies and organization and to recognize opportunities associated with a greening of the economy. 

International Master's Programmes
M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering

Norway is recognized worldwide as a leader in the advances of offshore petroleum. The city is the oil capital of the North Sea, so the ties with the local and international industry are very strong. The Petroleum Engineering is offered by the University of Stavanger.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. Northern Populations and Ecosystems - Biology

The Northern Populations and Ecosystems-Biology is offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway. It is a degree based on field work, theory and statistics for students to achieve research training as well as skills transferable to other disciplines such as nature management and education. 

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
M.Sc. Marine and Offshore Technology

About 97% of the earth’s water is contained in oceans and seas all connected forming an enormous mass of water. Complex marine engineering becomes crucial when obtaining and discovering all the resources that the oceans can bring as for solving the different issues that can occur during this process. The Marine and Offshore Technology programme is offered by the University of Stavanger.

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Sc. International Fisheries Management

The Master's degree programme in International Fisheries Management offered by the UIT the Arctic University of Norway applies a multidisciplinary approach to the management of marine and freshwater resources, including aquaculture.

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
M.Sc. Logistics

Molde University College offers a 2 years international MSc program in Logistics open for both Norwegian and international students. Logistics deals with the organization of the flows of products, services and information from raw materials to the end user.