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Norwegian University of Life Sciences Course Type: Master taught Start Date: August
Location: Aas, Norway Duration: Full time - 2 Years Fees/total cost: EUR 147.83 (NOK 1,360.00)


Microorganisms represent an extremely large biological diversity that has great significance for the daily life of humans. Some bacteria make us sick but others help to protect us and the food we eat.,many microorganisms have characteristics that to an increasing degree are utilised by different industrial processes and within medicine and health.

Application of microorganisms to solve different environmental problems is expected to increase in the future. Examples of this are the decomposition of pollutants in nature, biological filtering processes and biological control of plant diseases. Microorganisms have an important role in the production of better, healthier and safer food. The study programme gives fundamental knowledge of microbiology, microbial genetics, systematics, physiology, metabolism and the role of microorganisms in natural ecosystems. Since microorganisms are important in a number of different fields, a Master’s degree in microbiology will provide opportunities for an exciting career within many different professions.

Graduates with a Master’s degree in microbiology will be able to work in quality control, hygiene, research, counselling and teaching or register for a Ph.D.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Aas, Norway
EUR 147.83 (NOK 1,360.00)
EUR 147.83 (NOK 1,360.00)
Tuition fees

Course contact information

Janne Beate Utaker
The Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 14/10/2015


Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Experimental molecular microbiology 10 ECTS core  
Masters thesis 60 ECTS core  
Environmental microbiology 10 ECTS elective  
Mycology 10 ECTS elective  
Pathogenic microorganisms 10 ECTS elective