Prospectus 2012 – 2013
Contents                                                                                    4                             ...
Welcome to the    University of Oslo    The University of Oslo is a leading European    university and the oldest and larg...
Student in the Fjord capitalLife is full of opportunities, and Oslo will offer you a wide choice.The city of everythingCul...
The University of OsloThe University of Oslo (UiO) was founded in 1811, and is Norway’s leading institution of highereduca...
Experiences from the University of Oslo                                                Why did you choose to study at     ...
Life as a studentThere is so much more to being a student than studying. More than 300 active studentassociations, societi...
Application and admissionThe University of Oslo has the largest number of international students of all the Norwegianunive...
Exchange and cooperation programmesThe University of Oslo has exchange agreements with over 500 universities around the wo...
Degree studies     The University of Oslo offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in a wide range of     subject ...
Master’s degree programmesHumanitiesMaster of Philosophy in                                         and/or China / Japan a...
or China / Japan area studies. Students who possess near-         zation of 80 ECTS credits in Chinese or Japanese languag...
Law     LLM in Information and Communication                                 mined. Human rights are also discussed from t...
Mathematics and Natural SciencesPlease note that all Masters degree programmes in Math-      provides you with highly valu...
The academic staff at the Department of Chemistry will          Master of Science in Geoscience (2 years)                 ...
Additional admission criteria                                      nal research projects and cooperate with researchers fr...
search project, six courses are chosen from more than 15              Physics education: you specialize in teaching physic...
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  1. 1. Prospectus 2012 – 2013
  2. 2. Contents 4 Welcome to the University of Oslo Student in the Fjord city The University of Oslo Experiences from the University of Oslo Life as a student 14 Application and admission Exchange and cooperation programmes Degree studies 20 List of programmes (Bachelor, Master and Quota) 47 Contact addressesEditorial staff 2011: Karen Marie Fjeldstad, Elisabeth Lackner, Helene JohansenPhoto: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen, Ellen Johanne Jarli, Marius E. Hauge, Ola Sæther,Anne Aukrust, Scanpix, UiOs photo archives.Design: Red kommunikasjonPrinting: 07 gruppenNumber printed: 6000www.uio.no/english/studies/ 3
  3. 3. Welcome to the University of Oslo The University of Oslo is a leading European university and the oldest and largest university in Norway. Academic excellence and research- driven learning will be core elements of your academic experience as a student at our institution. International students and researchers are vital for acade- mic excellence. The University of Oslo cooperates with the best institutions for higher education around the world. We have many study programmes taught in English, attractive for students at all levels. Oslo is the green, vibrant and welcoming capital of Norway. Here you can enjoy all the cultural activities you would ex- pect to find in a capital city as well as the beautiful nature surrounding the city and the University. Knowledge is the key to making a difference and contribu- ting to a better life for all. As an international student at the University of Oslo, you will be an important part of a joint journey towards new knowledge. We hope, that as a new international student at the University of Oslo, you too will experience that knowledge changes everything. Ole Petter Ottersen Rector Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørneboe University Director4 5
  4. 4. Student in the Fjord capitalLife is full of opportunities, and Oslo will offer you a wide choice.The city of everythingCulture, nature, politics, diversity, large, small, few, many– you will find everything in Oslo. The Norwegian capitalhouses is home to almost 600 000 inhabitants, and over10 % of the whole population of Norway. Among Oslo’s60 000 students, almost 75 % come from outside Oslo.Fjord cityThe city of Oslo lies at the end of the 100 km Oslo Fjordand is surrounded by sea, forests and hills. You can reachmany of the 40 islands in the Oslo Fjord by boat fromdowntown Oslo. The climate in Oslo is milder than the la-titude suggests, and in the summertime the temperaturenormally exceeds 20°C. Yet, the winters are cold enough tomake Oslo a popular venue for skiing.Green cityOslo’s many parks cover over 8 km2 of the city. Over 50 %of the city area of Oslo is covered by forest and parks,and there are hundreds of lakes within the boundaries ofthe city. With public transport, you can quickly and easily 2reach Oslomarka, the forested and hilly areas surround-ing Oslo. Here you can go hiking, skiing, kajakking, cam-ping, swimming, and explore the forests surrounding the 1. The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Oslo Opera Housecity by bike. is a landmark at the top of the 100 km Oslo Fjord. The specta- cular building is designed by the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta.Friendly and safe capitalStudents in Oslo can feel safe. The Oslo Police informs 2. Concerts Each year, Oslo houses more concerts than Stock- holm and Copenhagen in total.that in comparison with other countries, Oslo is one of theworld’s safest capitals. There is less crime in Oslo than in 3. Oslomarka Vast forested hills surrounding Oslo. Ideal forother Nordic capitals. outdoor actitivity after a short ride on public transport. 3 1 6 7
  5. 5. The University of OsloThe University of Oslo (UiO) was founded in 1811, and is Norway’s leading institution of highereducation. Today the University has almost 30 000 students and a staff of 5 600.The University of Oslo offers more than one hundred Centre for Research Based Innovation, seven Marie CurieBachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes within eight Training Sites, and two of Norway’s foremost museums.faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathema-tics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and International cooperation andEducation. More than 800 courses of study at all levels and student mobility40 Master’s degree programmes are available in English. International cooperation has a long tradition at the Uni- versity of Oslo. Through bilateral agreements and interna-Students at the University of Oslo have access to excel- tional cooperation programmes, the University maintainslent lecture and library facilities, and the award-winning relationships with distinguished universities and educatio-library building has become a popular meeting place. At nal institutions around the world.the University of Oslo we work continually to ensure thatthe students can live and learn in a positive and inclusive Student mobility is an integral part of the University’slearning environment. study programmes. The broad range of courses and pro- grammes in English have made the University of Oslo anThe University of Oslo is known for its high quality re- attractive destination for a growing number of internatio-search, and is proud to have had four Nobel Prize win- nal students. At the University of Oslo campus you willners among its staff. It coordinates two Nordic Centres meet students from some of the best universities in theof Excellence, eight Norwegian Centres of Excellence, a world. 8 9
  6. 6. Experiences from the University of Oslo Why did you choose to study at Why did you choose to study at Why did you choose to study at the University of Oslo? the University of Oslo? the University of Oslo? Europe has always fascinated me. It was a great oppor- At my home university I study Scandinavian languages, I wanted to study at the oldest and best university in Nor- tunity to study in Norway and experience medicine in one and because I already was so familiar with Swedish and way. I knew I would have to learn the language first before of the best health care systems in the world. Sweden I wanted to get to know other parts of Scandinavia I could start my degree programme; but because I had better. lived with a Norwegian family for a year, I managed to pass How have you been received here? the level three exam without too much difficulty. I still find I have been received extremely well! Contrary to what How have you been received here? it challenging to study my subjects in Norwegian, but I am many people say, I find Norwegians to be a really friendly Before the exchange, I received all the necessary infor- doing fine and am very glad I made this important choice. bunch! It’s almost as if the faculty waves a stick at the lo- mation I could possibly think of. Everybody at the Universi- cals and gets them to be friendly or else…. I have been an ty with whom I was in contact with was friendly and helpful. How have you been received here? international student in two other countries and nowhere It was very easy to get started after I arrived. The Buddy System was great. It was enjoyable and ex- else have I felt more welcome. citing and helped me get off to a good start during the What is it like to be here at the University of Oslo first year. The second year I was a Buddy myself. I made What is it like to be here at the University of Oslo and studying here in Oslo? friends easily, there were cool social events and I did a lot Andrew and studying in Norway? Niklas I’d recommend the University of Oslo to everybody Aneta of networking. Living at Sogn Student Town helped make Chong It is amazing to be here. Norway is such a beautiful Ollila who’d like to study abroad some time. The professors and Paukstaityte my life easier, too. The information packet I was sent when Andrew Chong is originally from country. When we’re not out skiing or travelling to some Niklas Ollila is from Finland and is teachers are always willing to help you with any possible I was admitted was also very helpful. Aneta Paukstaityte is from Lithuania Singapore but is a bilateral exchange magnificent fjord, there are always parties and other acti- a Nordplus exchange student from problem. The atmosphere is just great! and is a Bachelor degree student do- student from University of Melbourne, vities happening almost every day. The staff and teachers Åbo Akademi University. He is in Oslo ing European Studies at the Faculty of What is it like to be here at the University of Oslo Australia. He is studying Women’s and for one year and is studying languages Social Sciences. Children’s Health at Rikshospitalet and are consistently friendly. Seeing the Northern Lights up in and linguistics, specialising in German. and studying here in Oslo? Ullevål hospitals. He is in his 9th se- Tromsø was a fantastic experience and one of the most Niklas wants to continue with a I have always found my teachers helpful and friendly. Many mester of clinical medicine (pedia- amazing things I’ve ever seen. Master’s degree in German and of the textbooks are in English. I also appreciate being allo- trics/obstetrics/gynecology). Scandinavian languages after completing his wed to choose to write my exams in English, rather than Nor- BA. wegian, if I prefer. I enjoy my job working at the International Coffee Hour every Friday. Being a host is so cool.10 11
  7. 7. Life as a studentThere is so much more to being a student than studying. More than 300 active studentassociations, societies and organizations – many of them international – contribute to a richand varied social life for students at the University of Oslo.Start with friendships Student democracy Stay in shapeAt the beginning of each semester you get introduced to Student democracy at the University of Oslo is organized You can choose between 60 different sports activities in foura Buddy – a student who has taken responsibility for intro- on many levels, from members of the Student Parliament training-centres offered by the SiO Student Sports, rangingducing the University of Oslo and the city to new students. to student representatives at institute level. Norwegian from basketball, swimming, squash to climbing, dance andWhen joining a ‘Buddy group’, you quickly get to know new law ensures students 20 % of the members in boards and yoga. You can get a customized individual training program-students during the first week of your stay. committees at the university. me, participate in group training and get-started-classes.Special events programme The Norwegian Students SocietyEvery semester, the University of Oslo arranges a special Founded in 1813, the Norwegian Student’s Society,events programme for international students. Join us for based in the student house Chateau Neuf, is Norway’sevents such as museum tours, hiking trips, ski courses, film oldest student’s association. It offers concerts, lectures,evenings and the weekly International Coffee Hour. improvised theatre, club concepts, parties, exhibitions and courses. Chateau Neuf has its own library, readingThe International Coffee Hour is a popular meeting place for room, café and restaurant.international and Norwegian students and is held every Fridayfrom 16.00 to 18.00 at the student house Chateau Neuf.International Student’s Union (ISU)As an international student at the University of Oslo, youbecome a member of ISU – an independent, democratic,non-profit organization run for and by international stu-dents. ISU publishes a newsletter and arranges academicand social events.Mastering everythingThe campus has student health centres with generalpractitioners, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists anddentists. There is also a team of professional counsellorsto whom students can turn to for advice in academic, fi-nancial or personal matters. 12 13
  8. 8. Application and admissionThe University of Oslo has the largest number of international students of all the Norwegianuniversities. Students from around the world study at different levels in subject areas rangingfrom archaeology to zoology. More than 800 courses are offered in English at all levels including40 Master’s programmes. International students are accepted as full degree students or asexchange students.Who can apply as an international student? apply under the Quota Scheme for admission to a number Academic calendar English language proficiency requirements € 11 500) with their application (approximately € 5 700 if • Total: NOK 45 400 for one semester (approximately € 5 700)An international student at the University of Oslo is nor- of our Master’s degree and doctoral programmes taught The academic year at most faculties at the University of All international students who are not native English you are an exchange student planning to stay only one • Transport: 1 700mally a student with a residence permit for study purposes in English. For more information about the Quota Scheme, Oslo is divided into two semesters: speakers must document English language skills that are semester). Students applying for a 15-month Master’s • Housing: 15 000in Norway (as opposed to students residing in Norway). see page 18. Scholarships are also available under pro- suitable for undergraduate or postgraduate studies. The degree programme are required to show possession of • Food: 13 300In this booklet we have divided international students into grammes such as Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Nordplus/ Autumn semester: two most common, approved, tests are: NOK 136 200 (approximately € 17 200). It is critical that • Books and supplies: 4 700three main categories to make it easier for you to find re- Nordlys and the EEA Financial Mechanisms programme. August – December you provide proof of your financial means when you sub- • Other expenses: 10 700levant information. For more information, see page 16. Spring semester: • TOEFL–Test of English as a Foreign Language, mit your application. For more information, see www.uio. January – June www.toefl.org no/english/studies/admission Some factors will help reduce your budget. Student housingFull degree students Academic system • IELTS–International English Language Testing Sys- is reasonably priced, and students under 30 are entitled to re-The University of Oslo admits students from all over the world The degree structure at the University of Oslo is based on a The exact dates for the start and end of each semester vary from tem, www.ielts.org Declaration of acceptance duced fares on public transport. Most museums are free ofto our bachelors and masters degree programmes. Tuition is Bachelor’s degree (3 years) + a Master’s degree (2 years) year to year and between the different study programmes. More All students who are accepted will receive a letter of ad- charge and most social events on campus are either free offree, but students must document their ability to cover their + a Ph.D. (3 years). In a few subject areas, students enroll detailed information will be provided with your admission letter. Applicants should arrange to have their score sent directly mission and information such as guidelines on how to charge or offered at student-friendly prices. Also, internationalown living expenses. For more information about full degree for 5-year integrated (Master’s) degree programmes, or to the University of Oslo. The TOEFL code number for the book student housing. Accepted students must complete students with satisfactory study progression may be able toprogrammes, see page 18. 6-year professional degrees. Some of the Master’s degree Admission requirements University of Oslo is 0756. For more information, see www. the online declaration of acceptance form and reserve apply for a part-time work permit. Cost of living grants are only programmes are of 15 months’ duration. The credits system The basic entrance requirements for admission to the uio.no/english/studies/admission housing by the given deadline. If you fail to respond wit- awarded to international students accepted for scholarshipExchange students used for courses at the University of Oslo is based on the University of Oslo follow the regulations set by the Nor- hin the given acceptance deadline for your programme, programmes. The University of Oslo does not control sourcesThe University of Oslo has exchange agreements with uni- European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). wegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NO- Semester fees our offer may be cancelled without further notice. The of student funding and can not assist students financially. Forversities around the world and participates in a number A full semester work-load amounts to 30 credits. The study KUT). Requirements will differ according to the country There are no tuition fees at the University of Oslo. There is a SiO Student Housing Office is responsible for reserving more information, see www.uio.no/english/student-lifeof international exchange programmes such as Nordplus programmes consist of courses that are normally worth 10 of your previous education. For more information, see small semester registration fee of NOK 440 (currently € 56) rooms for international students. All international studentsand Erasmus. Exchange students normally study at the ECTS credits each. www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/basic-entrance- and a copy fee of NOK 100 (approximately € 13). The se- are, in principle, guaranteed student housing, provided Residence permitUniversity of Oslo for one or two semesters, and summer requirements.html mester registration fee gives you the benefit of the services of they follow the above-mentioned guidelines. Please note All international students from outside of the EU / EEA needprogrammes are also available. For more information abo- Academic performance at the University of Oslo is asses- the Foundation for Student Life (see page 14). Erasmus and that this guarantee does not extend to family members. a residence permit during their stay in Norway. The processut exchange programmes and the International Summer sed on the basis of participation, examinations, and term Admission to Master’s degree studies requires a comple- Nordplus / Nordlys students, and most students on bilateral For more information, see www.uio.no/english/studies/ of being granted a residence permit / visa for study purpo-School, see page 16. assignments. The grading system conforms to the ECTS ted Bachelor’s degree considered comparable to a Nor- exchange programmes, are exempted from the semester fee. new-student ses may take 8-12 weeks if all necessary documents are standard, with a descending scale from A to E for passes wegian Bachelor’s degree. Some programmes may have enclosed in the residence permit / visa application. You willScholarship programmes and F for fail. An average of C or higher is required for additional admission requirements. Admission to exchan- Documentation of finances Budget and living costs receive detailed information about the residence permit ap-There are some scholarships available for certain groups admission to a Master’s degree programme. For further ge studies may have particular requirements specified in Self-financing applicants and exchange students from To give you an idea of the living expenses for a student in plication together with your letter of admission, particular toof students. Students from Central and Eastern Europe, information about the academic system, see www.uio.no/ the exchange agreement. For more information, see www. outside the EU / EEA area must include documenta- Norway, we have put together a modest budget for one the conditions of your admission and nationality. For moreCentral Asia, and students from developing countries can english/studies/about/academic-system uio.no/english/studies/admission tion that they have NOK 90 800 per year (approximately semester (five months): information, see www.uio.no/english/studies/new-student 14 15
  9. 9. Exchange and cooperation programmesThe University of Oslo has exchange agreements with over 500 universities around the world.As an exchange student at our university, you may choose between more than 800 differentcourses taught in English. The University of Oslo also offers Norwegian language courses, aswell as a broad range of Scandinavian Studies courses.Bilateral agreements Students from Nordic institutions that do not have a Nord- change agreement with the University of Oslo. For more Scandinavian Urban Studies Term (SUST) to its academic programme, the ISS offers an extensiveThe University of Oslo has bilateral exchange agreements plus agreement with a counterpart at the University at Oslo information, see www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/ and Divided States of Europe (DSE) array of excursions, cultural and social activities. Studentswith more than one hundred universities worldwide. De- may apply through the Nordlys exchange network. exchange/eea-programme The International Summer School, in partnership with pay for room, board, registration, extracurricular activities,pending on the specifics of the agreement, bilateral ex- the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HE- excursions, insurance, and incidental expenses. A limitedchange students may spend one or two semesters at Nordplus / Nordlys students at the University of Oslo may The University Studies Abroad CUA), offers two interdisciplinary semester programmes number of scholarships are available.the University of Oslo as part of their degree, choosing choose from more than 800 courses taught in English. Consortium (USAC) to students from the USA who have completed their fresh-suitable subjects from our wide range of courses taught Nordic students who speak a Scandinavian language may The University Studies Abroad Consortium is a non-profit man year. Both programmes offer hands-on experience The closing date for scholarship applications is 1 Februa-in English. Bilateral students may also follow Norwegian also apply for courses from the University’s entire course U.S. consortium that provides study abroad opportunities. through field excursions and internships. SUST is offered ry. Self-financing and sponsored students can apply andlanguage courses on basic and advanced levels. For catalogue. For further information, see www.uio.no/eng- With USAC students earn U.S. university credit and/or every fall semester and examines the challenges and opp- be admitted after the deadline, if there are still spaces av-more information, see www.uio.no/english/studies/admis- lish/studies/admission/exchange/nordplus-nordlys credits transferable to their home university. The Norway ortunities in the modern welfare states of Scandinavia. ailable. The ISS catalogue is issued every November, butsion/exchange/bilateral programme offers students the opportunity to enroll as bi- DSE is offered every spring semester and takes a look detailed information regarding admission, courses, finan- EEA Financial Mechanisms Programme lateral students at the University of Oslo in a wide range at the development of the EU in a democratic and social cial aid, etc., can be found online year round. For moreErasmus The EEA Financial Mechanisms Programme offers of courses taught in English. For further information, see: context. For more information, see www.hecua.org and information, see www.summerschool.uio.noThe Erasmus Life Long Learning programme offers student study-abroad scholarships for students from selected usac.unr.edu and www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/ www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/exchange/hecuaexchange opportunities within the European Union and the countries in Eastern and Southern Europe. The Univer- exchange/bilateral The Oslo Summer School inEEA area. The University of Oslo has taken part in Erasmus sity of Oslo accepts EEA scholarship students from in- The International Summer School Comparative Social Science Studiessince 1991 and has signed more than 400 exchange agre- stitutions that have a prior exchange agreement with the Fulbright The International Summer School (ISS) is a centre for Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Stu-ements with about 200 partner universities in Europe. University of Oslo. The U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational learning in an international context. Every summer from dies consists of several postgraduate research courses at Exchange offers study grants for graduate students from the last week of June to the first week of August, the ISS the Faculty of Social Sciences. The main target group isErasmus students at the University of Oslo may choose The scholarships are administered by the local authorities the USA. Projects can be either full-time study or a com- welcomes approximately 550 students from around 90 co- doctoral students interested in comparative social scien-from more than 800 courses taught in English and may in each eligible country. To find out if you can apply for an bination of independent research and advanced courses untries to its six-week summer term. This diverse student ce. In addition, researchers, research scholars and MAfollow courses in Norwegian designed especially for inter- EEA scholarship, please contact the international office at or seminars. Fulbright students at the University of Oslo body transforms the UiO campus into a global village, students hoping to continue with advanced studies arenational students. For more information, see www.uio.no/ your home institution. The local administrative authorities may follow most courses taught in English at Masters and creating a unique international learning environment. welcome to apply. For more information, see www.sv.uio.english/studies/admission/exchange/erasmus may expect applicants to have an acceptance letter and/ Ph.D. level. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program also offers no/english/research/doctoral-degree/summer-school or learning agreement from the university where they plan English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) awards. Applicants The ISS offers courses at Bachelor’s level focusing on theNordplus / Nordlys to study before scholarship applications are processed. to both programmes must be U.S. citizens at the time of Norwegian language and various aspects of NorwegianNordplus is a mobility programme for students at institu- Please note that the University of Oslo will only issue such their application. For more information, see www.uio.no/ culture and society, as well as a number of Master’s cour-tions of higher education in the Baltic and Nordic regions. letters to students from institutions that have a prior ex- english/studies/admission/exchange/fulbright/ ses dealing with internationally relevant topics. In addition 16 17
  10. 10. Degree studies The University of Oslo offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas. Qualified international students from around the world are welcome to apply to many of these programmes. This chapter contains information for international applicants (applicants who do not hold a permanent residence permit in Norway). Bachelor’s degree programmes You can read more about the programmes from page The language of instruction for all Bachelor’s degree pro- 24 in this brochure. For further information about ad- grammes is Norwegian. International students admitted to mission requirements, deadlines and how to apply, see a Bachelor’s degree programme must successfully com- www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/ plete a Norwegian language course that lasts up to one year before starting the programme. The Quota Scheme The Norwegian Quota Scheme is a funding scheme of- Applicants with a valid Norwegian language profici- fered by the Norwegian government to students from ency test should apply through Samordna opptak, see developing countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and www.samordnaopptak.no for more information. This also Central Asia, for studies at institutions of higher education applies to applicants who plan to take a Norwegian lan- in Norway. Quota Scheme applicants should come from guage test in the near future. For more information, see universities/institutions that have formal cooperation agre- www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/bachelor. Please ements with the University of Oslo. Quota applicants may note that the criteria for admission to the various Bachelors apply for selected Masters degree programmes and PhD degree programmes may be subject to change. All chan- programmes. For more information, see www.uio.no/eng- ges will be posted on our website. lish/studies/admission/quota-scheme Master’s degree programmes Ph.D. The University of Oslo offers more than 40 Master’s degree International Ph.D. applicants must contact the relevant programmes taught in English. There are two deadlines: department directly. For more information, see www.uio. 1 December for all applicants no/english/research/doctoral-degree-and-career/phd/ap- 15 April for applicants from the EU / EEA area. plication18 19
  11. 11. Master’s degree programmesHumanitiesMaster of Philosophy in and/or China / Japan area studies. Students who possess Master of Philosophy inChinese Society and Politics (2 years) near-native fluency in spoken and written Chinese, Japa- East Asian Studies (2 years)This Master’s programme is directed towards students nese or Korean, and can document this with transcripts This Master’s programme brings together students and teacherswho want to develop their competence in the field of con- from national secondary school, may also apply on the of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan. It covers the study oftemporary Chinese society and politics. The programme condition that they hold a Bachelor’s degree with speciali- society and, thought and religion, literature and arts. The mainbuilds on international research on China, and is taught by zation in linguistics, language or philology with a minimum focus is on the interplay between tradition and modernity.experts in the field of Chinese society and politics. average grade C. You may specialize in one of the four geographical areasAs a student, you will engage in in-depth studies and analy- Master of Philosophy in Culture, the or compare historical or cultural phenomena across Eastsis of topics that are crucial for understanding contempora- Environment and Sustainability (2 years) Asia. Your term papers and thesis may discuss a variety ofry Chinese society and governance, for instance issues of The aim of this Master’s degree is to provide students with issues, such as modernization, nationalism, popular cul-rural-urban divisions, media, family, education, ethnic rela- knowledge and critical insights into the socio-cultural and ture, education, self-cultivation or religion. You may focustions, party-government relations and globalization. You will political dimensions of sustainable development at both the on contemporary or traditional culture, though in eithertake part in the study of relevant theories and methodolo- local and global level. The course introduces students to the case a historical perspective and theoretic framework aregies in the field of contemporary Chinese society and poli- complexities of interdisciplinary research on development essential. Parts of the degree may be taken abroad – fortics. Parts of the degree may be taken abroad – for some as and the environment, and addresses a number of relevant some as fieldwork, for others as courses at partner institu-fieldwork, and for others as courses at partner institutions. topics, including: environmental history and ethics, cross- tions, or through the International Project Semester aimedThe degree aims at training students in the methodologi- cultural perspectives on the environment, development at facilitating our graduates’ entry into the job market.cal and theoretical skills needed to identify, read, analyse, theory, poverty, climate change, business and sustainableand discuss sources in Chinese and English. You will ac- consumption. The course draws on case studies based on The degree aims to develop your ability to see socio-cul-quire specialized competence in your field, as well as more current projects conducted by researchers and affiliated tural and political phenomena in their historical context,broadly recognized skills, such as how to develop a project, scholars at the Centre of Development and the Environment. and analyse them with the help of diverse theoretical andsearch for relevant sources, analyse them, present your fin- methodological strategies. You will be trained in skills ofdings, and engage in dialogue with others about them. Additional admission criteria general interest beyond the field of East Asian Studies. The minimum requirement for admission is that the stu-Additional admission criteria dents must have at least a good second class honours Additional admission criteriaThe applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should include a speci- degree (or equivalent) and a background from natural The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should include a specia-alization of 80 ECTS credits in Chinese, Japanese or Kore- science, humanities or social science, with a minimum of lization of 80 ECTS credits in Chinese, Japanese or Koreanan language, as well as 30 ECTS credits within East Asian half a years studies in humanities or social science. language, as well as 30 ECTS credits within East Asian and/ 20 21
  12. 12. or China / Japan area studies. Students who possess near- zation of 80 ECTS credits in Chinese or Japanese language, plication as well as increase your ability to critically systematize Students will be part of a Norwegian and international Ib- The Master’s degree provides students with solid acade- Additional admission criterianative fluency in spoken and written Chinese, Japanese or as well as 30 ECTS credits within East Asian and/or China / a substantial amount of information material. In addition, you will sen research community, and take part in scholarly confe- mic qualifications for a career in the media industries, go- The programme is open to students with a Bachelor’sKorean, and can document this with transcripts from national Japan area studies. Students who possess near-native flu- experience general improvement of your English skills, especi- rences and a regular series of lectures. vernment or in academia. degree or equivalent. Overseas students are required tosecondary school, may also apply on the condition that they ency in spoken and written Chinese, Japanese or Korean, ally through your work on your Master’s thesis. You can choose have completed a three-year degree specializing in his-hold a Bachelor’s degree with specialization in linguistics, and can document this with transcripts from national secon- to specialize in various aspects of the English language and Additional admission criteria Additional admission criteria tory, art history, archaeology, history of religion or Nordiclanguage or philology with a minimum average grade C. dary school, may also apply on the condition that they hold a its use, such as programme studies of different text types, of The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should normally in- The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should include at least languages and literature. They must also meet the require- Bachelor’s degree with specialization in linguistics, language particular grammatical constructions or lexical areas, of the dif- clude one of the following fields: theatre studies, Nordic / 80 ECTS (approximately 1 1/2 year) of subjects within me- ments for proficiency in English expected for internationalMaster of Philosophy in East Asian or philology with a minimum average grade C. ferences between Norwegian and English, or of varieties of the Scandinavian studies, literary and linguistic studies, com- dia and communication studies. students at the University of Oslo.Linguistics (2 years) English language – regional and social, historical and modern. parative literature, or media studies. A basic knowledge ofThis Master’s degree combines the study of Chinese or Ja- Master of Philosophy in Ibsen’s works is recommended. Master of Philosophy in Nordic Viking Master of Philosophy in Tibetan Studies (2 years)panese with readings in East Asian and general linguistics. English Literature (2 years) Additional admission criteria and Medieval Culture (2 years) The Master’s degree in Tibetan studies aims at qualifying stu-Courses in Korean from other universities may also be in- This Master’s degree permits students to gain insight into The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should include a speciali- Master of Philosophy in Nordic Media (2 years) This is a two-year program aimed at international and dents for work in the cultural, educational, and research sectors.corporated into the degree. Students will be trained to read literary research, and to augment and improve their know- zation in English language. The Master’s degree in Nordic Media offers an interna- Norwegian students interested in an interdisciplinaryprimary and secondary sources written in one of the East ledge of English literature and language in the light of Anglo- tional perspective on media systems in general, and the approach to Viking and Medieval Culture. It enables The Master’s degree in Tibetan studies aims at providingAsian languages (the language of specialization) in both its American literary theory and cultural history. The first year Master of Philosophy in Ibsen Studies (2 years) Nordic situation in particular. The Nordic countries are dif- students to gain a deep understanding of the Viking students with knowledge of, and insight into, aspects of Ti-classical and modern variants. Students will also be trained consists of some preparatory, obligatory coursework and The Master’s programme in Ibsen studies provides a uni- ferent in many respects, but have over the years develo- and Middle Ages, focusing on the situation in Norway. betan culture in a historical and contemporary context. Inin linguistic analysis of this language, both from a general a number of elective courses in English literature. The se- que opportunity for a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary ped several common characteristics of economy, regula- The main emphasis is on source criticism, i.e. how to their first year, students are trained within critical and me-and an East Asian point of view. The East Asian perspective cond year is devoted to the writing of the Master’s thesis. study of Ibsen’s dramatic art, taught in English. The ob- tion, and uptake of digital media. Some call it the ”Nordic interpret sources and how to deal with different types thodical work and analysis of primary sources and secon-includes the development of East Asian writing, the relation The Master’s degree aims at qualifying students for careers jective of the programme is to provide the student with: a Model”. Using interdisciplinary theories from both social of sources that complement or contradict each other; in dary literature related to Tibetan studies. In their secondbetween classical variants and modern vernaculars, Sino- within education, publishing and research. reading of Ibsen’s oeuvre, with emphasis on biographical, sciences and the humanities, you will study Nordic Media short, what do texts and objects tell us about the past? year, students prepare and write a Master’s thesis. Partsxenic vocabulary and the westernization of these languages historical, and aesthetic perspectives; the reception and with a comparative and international perspective. Based The program does not adhere to a strict division into of the degree may be taken abroad – for some as field-in the modern era, as well as linguistic typology, area studies Additional admission criteria adaptation history of Ibsen’s oeuvre in literature, on the on current research projects and the latest international (sub-) disciplines, it concentrates on problem solving: work and for others as courses at partner institutions. Theand language families. The general linguistic perspective in- The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should include a spe- stage, and in new media; and the development of the mo- results, this programme provides knowledge useful for a What can a poem from the Edda, a rune stone, or the degree course trains students to work independently on acludes a number of different topics introduced in the “com- cialization in English literature. dern Western drama, with Ibsen’s dramatic form as the career in media corporations or in public administration. Oseberg grave tell us about pre-Christian religion? Was variety of topics and from a variety of disciplines. The ma-mon core courses” of the language programme and in the backdrop. From 2009 the Master’s programme also inclu- You will get the opportunity to try your skills in real rese- Snorri Sturluson a historian or just a good storyteller? terial may be in Tibetan or in another relevant language.courses taught on the language of specialization. Master of Philosophy in English des a new discipline, “Ibsen between cultures”. The pro- arch projects, as well as writing a research-based thesis. What might the study of holy places tell us about cultural Language (2 years) gramme offers a foundation for further research – and an Through written assignments and oral presentations, you and social conditions in the Viking and Middle Ages? The Master’s degree in Tibetan studies aims at qualify-Additional admission criteria Through this Master’s degree, you will improve your knowledge academic career – on Ibsen and a non-vocational training will learn to communicate research results, and to give How justified are we in saying that medieval Norway was ing students for work in the cultural, educational, and re-The applicant’s Bachelor’s degree should include a speciali- of the English language and of linguistic methods and their ap- for teaching, performing, and propagating Ibsen’s works. and receive constructive criticism. ’Europeanized’? search sectors. 22 23
  13. 13. Law LLM in Information and Communication mined. Human rights are also discussed from the perspectives LLM in Maritime Law (15 months) Technology Law (15 months) of humaniora and the social sciences . Different courses offer Maritime Law is an exciting and challenging international The principal aim of the programme is to impart under- knowledge about and understanding of the normative and insti- subject for lawyers and others with an interest in shipping. standing of the central legal issues that arise as a result of tutional framework as well as contemporary contentious issues If you are curious about the rules and regulations that re- developments in the use of infomation and communication relating to terrorism, religion, ethnicity, women and development. gulate the shipping industry and are interested in learning technology (ICT). In general terms, such issues concern the more about the legal side of this international business, ways in which ICT affects the application of existing law, Additional admission criteria then the LLM in Maritime Law is the programme for you! how existing law affects the use of ICT, and the manner in Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree of at which ICT functions as a regulatory mechanism in itself. The least three year duration in the field of law, social science, This LLM programme provides specialization in a truly internatio- programme is offered at the Norwegian Research Center philosophy or related fields. nal field of law, which is of great practical importance. The pro- for Computers and Law. The centre is one of the oldest and gramme covers all private law aspects of shipping, and discusses most prestigious research institutions in this field. LLM in Public International Law (15 months) both traditional subjects like transport of goods and more eye- This programme focuses on the most challenging issues catching new areas like ship casualties, attacks on vessels and Additional admission criteria in international law: environmental protection, trade and effects of the global financial situation on the shipping industry. A Bachelor’s degree in Laws (LL.B) or equivalent in law investment, refugees, international crime, women’s law, is required. globalization, democracy, and human rights. The cour- In addition to maritime law, you will have the opportunity to ses offer a context-based approach that highlights links learn more about related international topics, like marine in- Master of Philosophy in the Theory and between the national, regional and international levels. surance law, petroleum law and English contract law. The Practice of Human Rights (2 years) The programme offers the following five study options: aim of the programme is to impart basic knowledge of the This programme focuses on human rights in both theory i) Public International Law, ii) International Criminal and rules and frameworks in international commercial affairs and practice, and from legal, historical, philosophical, po- Humanitarian Law, iii) International Environmental and under Norwegian law – particularly those with maritime con- litical and social science-based perspectives Students are Energy Law, iv) International Economic Law, and v) Hu- nections. Development of the students’ abilities to see the provided with specialized knowledge about human rights man Rights. Applicants choose a study option when they overall practical effects of different sets of regulations is of law, including the relationships between legal and other start on the programme. All study options are subject to great importance. Also emphasized is the ability to perform types of human rights initiatives and activities. the same admission criteria. comparative analyses of the different regulations presented. Human rights are approached as an element of public internatio- Additional admission criteria Additional admission criteria nal law, at global and regional levels, and the different forms of A Bachelor’s degree in Laws (LL.B) or equivalent in law, A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably with law implementation – international, regional, and national – are exa- is required. and/or shipping within the range of subjects, is required.24 25
  14. 14. Mathematics and Natural SciencesPlease note that all Masters degree programmes in Math- provides you with highly valuable experience that is also may also be used towards international publication in aematics and Natural Sciences, except Master of Science useful in other professions. Parts of the research project can peer-reviewed journal. Students will receive guidance inin Geosciences and Master of Science in Entrepreneurs- be done at observatories abroad, like the Nordic Optical presenting lectures and be encouraged to participate inhip, may be subject to change. Changes will be posted Telescope and the Swedish Solar Telescope on the Canary seminars and conferences with other experts in their fieldbefore October 2011 on the following website in connec- Islands. In addition to the Master’s thesis, you take advanced of interest. Learning is closely related to the cutting-edgetion with admissions 2012-2013: www.uio.no/english/stu- courses in astronomy and other subjects like physics, mathe- research activities at the department, which cover all thedies/programmes Applicants are requested to consult the matics and computer science. Please note that this Master’s traditional fields of biology. Molecular methods play a cen-programmes website for special entrance requirements degree is not available to Quota Scheme applicants. tral role in all of these disciplines. The programme will pre-before submitting their application. pare you for present and future challenges in our exciting Additional admission criteria and ever-changing natural world, for example, in regardMaster of Science in Astronomy (2 years) A Bachelor’s degree or a recognized equivalent in astro- to climate change or human development and expansion.The Master’s degree programme in astronomy will provide nomy or physics is required. Please note that this Master’s degree is not available toan introduction to astronomical research. You will learn to Quota Scheme applicants.use modern tools to process astronomical observations Master of Science in Biology (2 years)and to solve theoretical problems with an emphasis on This study programme comprises the fantastic develop- Additional admission criteriatheoretical understanding in astrophysics and practical ment and diversity of life. It investigates the exciting and A Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent in biologyuse of methods from mathematics, physics, and computer complex relationship between living organisms and their or related fields, such as nature and environment, is re-science. These are competencies that are valued not only environment, and the processes that take place in popula- quired.in scientists doing fundamental research in astronomy, but tions and ecosystems.also within applied research and development, for exam- Master of Science in Chemistry (2 years)ple, information technology and telecommunication. You can choose one of the following disciplines: Chemists measure and calculate molecular properties, Ecology and evolution and use acquired knowledge to synthesize new com-You choose to specialize in one of the following Marine biology and limnology pounds. Chemists can also carry out complex analysesdisciplines: Toxicology and determine the structures of important molecules in Solar and stellar physics biology and in the environment. The main fields within Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy The biology programme focuses on highly relevant re- chemistry are: analytical chemistry, environmental che- search-based projects that provide you with valuable ex- mistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganicThe Master’s thesis is based on an independent research perience in field and laboratory work, statistical analyses, chemistry and physical chemistry (including quantumproject where you learn what basic research is about. This literature reviews, and report writing. Your written thesis chemistry). 26 27
  15. 15. The academic staff at the Department of Chemistry will Master of Science in Geoscience (2 years) and in the atmospheric and oceanic environments. The the different techniques used to map and analyze the physi- computer modeling of both surface and groundwater hy- The following discipline is available:supervise projects covering all of these important aspects Students taking this Master’s programme can choose course curriculum includes such topics as atmospheric cal properties of the Earth. Seismic prospecting is central in drology, extreme value analysis of flood and drought, im- Computational Science – focuses on numerical calcu-in seven different research groups. During the Master’s from the following study disciplines (when applying for chemistry, atmospheric and ocean dynamics, dispersion this study. Electromagnetic methods, analysis of the gravity pact assessment of environmental change (driven by both lations and large simulations of a wide variety of problemsstudy, you will be part of one of the groups. However, you the programme, please use the programme code for the of pollutants, atmospheric predictability, satellite remote field, and heat transfer are also important aspects. climate change and human modification of the systems), in physics, applied mathematics and medicine, as well ascan also have a co-supervisor from another department specialization that you are interested in). All of the study sensing, cloud physics, aerosol physics, weather systems, and water resources management. development and analysis of numerical algorithms. Pleaseor from an institution outside the university. The Master’s disciplines share the same admission requirements; these climate modelling, radiative processes, analysis of climate Study discipline Petroleum Geology Geomatics, where the focus is on advanced techniqu- note that this Master’s degree is not available to Quota Sc-thesis will be related to the research carried out in the are presented at the end of the list of study disciplines. data, ocean currents, wind-generated waves, tides, and and Petroleum Geophysic es in remote sensing, GPS management and Geographi- heme applicants.group chosen and will develop your ability to approach marine optics related to remote sensing. Students make This broad and interdisciplinary study covers most as- cal Information Systems (GIS).a scientific problem academically. Furthermore, it will in- Study discipline Environmental Geology and Geohazards use of advanced computational models and observational pects of petroleum exploration, oil-field development and Additional admission criteriacrease your practical skills and ability to focus on a major Increasing human interaction with nature and extensive data to study climate change, weather prediction and pol- production. Geology and geophysics are integrated at Additional admission criteria Students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in scienceproject, and you will be asked to present its results or- exploitation of natural resources often lead to environmen- lution and environmental monitoring. various levels, from regional plate tectonics to basin and A Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, with emphasis on are welcome to apply. The Bachelor’s degree should coverally as well as in the thesis itself. The first and/or second tal conflicts, which has caused, causes and will continue reservoir levels. Teaching is closely related to research geosciences. For information about the scientific basis for mathematics in depth in addition to computational science.semester students follow compulsory chemistry courses to cause severe environmental deterioration. Most people Study discipline Geology activities at the Department of Geosciences, covering a admission, see http://www.uio.no/english/studies/program-that give an introduction to five selected experimental me- support the concept of sustainable development – but how This study discipline is for students who have a background wide range of disciplines such as sedimentology, structu- mes/geo-master/hvordan-soke/ under “How to apply?” Master of Science in Innovation andthods. The rest of the courses in the theoretical curricu- should we work towards this in practice? How do fresh and interest in general geology and would like to specialize ral geology, geophysics, petroleum geochemistry, geome- Entrepreneurship (2 years)lum for the Master’s programme may be chosen from the water systems and coastal waters react to an increased in mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology, economic geology / chanics, and stratigraphy. This study is intended for stu- Master of Science in Computational The aim of this programme is to educate entrepreneurs,department’s own portfolio, or where relevant, from cour- load of nutrients and contaminants? How can we utilize mineral resources, structural geology, tectonics, enginee- dents with a background in geology. Science and Engineering (2 years) innovators and managers who can lead and advise inses offered by other departments. our groundwater resources, and how can the water quality ring geology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, and/or sedi- This programme combines advanced mathematical model- the area of science-based innovation. This includes the be protected against pollution? These and other important mentology. Field-based teaching and field work make up Study discipline Physical Geography, ling and computer simulations of topics in the natural scien- research and development (R&D) and commercializationThe department has Norway’s broadest selection of ad- questions are investigated in this study discipline. Students important parts of the programme, and most Master’s the- Hydrology and Geomatics ces and technology. Computational Science and Enginee- processes of existing and newly established high-techvanced scientific equipment, including: MS, Raman, and may focus on and write their Master’s thesis on hydrogeo- ses try to combine field observations / data with the use of This study discipline is sub-divided into three main direc- ring is a modern Master’s programme in which advanced companies. The programme trains the student in how toNMR spectrometers; single crystal and powder X-ray dif- logy and contamination of soil and water, environmental one or more of the advanced laboratories available. tions: mathematical modelling and computer simulations of chal- assess the commercial potential of research results, de-fractometers; and a host of instruments for various analy- micropaleontology or geohazards – assessment and miti- Physical geography, with the focus on impact of cli- lenging topics in the natural sciences and technology are veloping these into a product, and finally bringing the newsis purposes. gation. The study discipline is related to the Centre of Excel- Study discipline Geophysics mate change on natural processes in cold climate envi- central ingredients. You will learn advanced mathematical technology to the market. Innovation is a complex and of- lence “International Centre of Geohazard (ICG)”. This study discipline covers most aspects of both petro- ronments, glaciology (snow and glaciers), geocryology techniques, how to implement state-of-the-art simulators, ten chaotic process, the management of which requiresAdditional admission criteria leum and non-petroleum related geophysics. This study (ground ice and permafrost), periglacial / glacial geo- and gain a thorough understanding of the phenomenon special combinations of skills and expertise that cross theA Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or recognized equivalent Study discipline Meteorology and Oceanography discipline does not require a geology background, but a morphology and fluvial geomorphology (landforms and being investigated. The programme will provide you with boundaries of several academic disciplines. Please noteis required. Meteorology and oceanography provides students with thorough background in physics and mathematics. Geop- earth surface processes). in-depth knowledge of mathematical modelling, mechanics that this Master’s degree is not available to Quota Scheme knowledge of processes important for weather, in climate hysics means physics of the Earth, and you will learn about Hydrology, which focuses on process studies and and physics, as well as modern programming techniques. applicants. 28 29
  16. 16. Additional admission criteria nal research projects and cooperate with researchers from semesters’ work. Please note that this Master’s degree is with the possibility of specializing towards applied, com- attractive companies. The EIR programme is highly mo-This Master’s degree programme is only open for students a range of countries around the world. This enables us to not available to Quota Scheme applicants. putational or methodological statistics. Oslo has a large dern in methods and techniques, and emphasizes thewho have a Bachelor’s degree within mathematics, natural offer our students training periods abroad. Please note and active research group of statisticians at the highest problem-solving power of the computer, but welcomes thescience or technology. that this Master’s degree is not available to Quota Scheme Additional admission criteria international level. The department, together with seve- more theoretically oriented student as well. Please note applicants. Students with a Bachelor’s degree or recognized equiva- ral industrial and business partners, is part of the centre that this masters degree is not availible to Quota SchemeMaster of Science in Materials, Energy, and lent in mathematics are welcome to apply. Statistics for Innovation. The programme offers a wide applicants.Nanotechnology (2 years) Additional admission criteria range of Master’s courses and topics for Master’s the-Advanced materials, new energy technologies, and nanotech- A Bachelor’s degree or a recognized equivalent in material Master of Science in Modelling ses ranging from applied data analysis in concrete, real Additional admission criterianology are areas of great importance in research, industry, science is a prerequisite for application. Candidates with and Data Analysis (2 years) problems to pure theoretical statistics. Our students ob- Students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in scienceand society in general. Thus, Master’s degree studies within a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, like physics or che- This is a programme that combines a solid training in sta- tain mathematical and programming skills along with a are welcome to apply. Courses in mathematics and statis-materials chemistry, materials physics, energy physics, or na- mistry, are also welcome to apply for some disciplines. tistics and informatics with interesting occupational possi- deep understanding of statistical concepts and methods. tics, corresponding to at least two years of studies, are anotechnology will make you an attractive candidate for a wide bilities. A strong background in mathematics and statistics Through your courses and Master’s thesis work, you will necessary requirement.range of employers. The main areas of focus in this Master’s Master of Science in Mathematics (2 years) is a prerequisite for all three disciplines. You will learn to gain broad experience in modern statistics, making you aprogramme are the physical and chemical aspects (i.e., the Are you interested in advanced mathematics, pure or ap- understand and interpret processes in nature and society sought-after problem solver in the job market. Please note Master of Science instructure, synthesis, reactivity and physical properties) of ad- plied? The Department of Mathematics has the perfect based on mathematical and statistical modelling, and mo- that this masters degree is not availible to Quota Scheme Molecular Biosciences (2 years)vanced, functional materials. You can choose to specialize programme for you! Mathematics is the basis for all of the dern data analysis. Examples of such processes could be applicants. This programme includes a 12-month laboratory project asin materials chemistry, materials physics, energy physics or natural sciences. The importance of mathematics and the the spread of an epidemic, distortion of radio signals in a member of an excellent research group at the Departmentnanotechnology – all of which provide both theoretical know- need for skilled mathematicians are growing in today’s so- the atmosphere, or fluctuations in the stock market. The- Study discipline Economic and Industrial Risk of Molecular Biosciences. You acquire a deep understandingledge and practical skills through experimental activity. ciety. Modern mathematics is developed in symbiosis with se are all phenomena that we can understand through a This programme offers a Master’s degree in actuarial scien- of biological phenomena and processes through investiga- its applications. Mathematicians in Oslo are interested in combination of theoretical reasoning and empirical data. ce, financial mathematics and risk in industrial networks. tions of underlying molecular mechanisms. The researchThe research groups behind this programme are part of the pure and applied aspects, and many are involved in Students following this Master’s programme can choose Students may choose between a broad problem-solving groups are organized into 1) Programme for Cell BiologyUiO’s Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology. the Centre of Mathematics for Applications. The mathema- from the following study disciplines (when applying for approach – with methods from mathematics, statistics, 2) The Protein Programme 3) The Gene Programme and 4)Research in this field aims to provide better understanding tics programme is a two-year programme for people who the programme, please use the programme code for the and computation – and a more theoretical one that is The Programme for Physiology. As a member of the researchof the properties of materials and development of new ma- want to study mathematics out of interest in the subject it- specialization that you are interested in). All of the study more concentrated on stochastic mathematics. Both ap- team, you will consider questions like: How are genes andterials for fuel cells, membranes, CO2-free gas power plants, self. We offer a wide range of courses on advanced topics disciplines share the same admission requirements; these proaches are widely utilized within the finance and insu- genomes organized and functioning? What is the functioncatalysis, petrochemistry, sensors, superconductors, semi- in algebra, mathematical analysis, topology, and mathe- are presented at the end of the list of study disciplines. rance industries, and graduates from industrial networks of gene products? How do genes and proteins contribute toconductors, solar cells, functional polymers, biomedical ap- matical logic. You will write a Master’s thesis under super- are often recruited by large corporations (oil companies cellular function? How do genes, proteins and cells create aplications, nanochemistry and nanophysics, among others. vision, and choose between a short thesis written during Study discipline Statistics and Data Analysis and others). Many of the candidates from the programme living organism? The Master’s students frequently co-authorThe research groups participate in national and internatio- the final semester and a longer thesis equivalent to two This specialization offers professional training in statistics, have found work abroad with some of the world’s most a publication in an international journal. In addition to the re- 30 31
  17. 17. search project, six courses are chosen from more than 15 Physics education: you specialize in teaching physics gical Processes (PGP) – a Norwegian Centre of Excellen-offered by Departments of Molecular Biosciences, Biology or and learn about the special qualities of physics as a dis- ce. The centre is established at the interface between phy-Chemistry. Please note that this Master’s degree is not avai- cipline, and the role of physics in society. sics and geology and offers an international environmentlable to Quota Scheme applicants. Electronics: this field covers a wide range of discipli- for research and education where you will meet outstan- nes, from physical electronics to instrumentation and ding researchers in the fields of physics, computer mo-Additional admission criteria measurement technology. Scientists within this field often delling, and geology. The first semester, which consists ofA Bachelor’s degree in molecular biosciences or recogni- work closely with scientists from other experimental rese- compulsory courses, provides an introduction to differentzed equivalent is required. arch groups. approaches to relevant problems in geosciences, physics, and modelling methods. You will then specialize and beMaster of Science in Physics (2 years) The programme includes the writing of a Master’s thesis, involved in case studies that are of present-day interest.In this programme, you can choose between a variety of which will be conducted in cooperation with one of our re- Results from the case study may lead to publications inresearch areas and work experimentally or theoretically on search groups. We offer you the opportunity to complete international journals. The programme also offers the pos-high level problems. You have the opportunity to specia- your Master’s thesis at one of the research establishments in sibility of interdisciplinary cooperation between studentslize in one of the following disciplines: Oslo, as well as other chosen facilities. Parts of the program- who have specialized in different fields. We encourage Subatomic physics: nuclear physics and particle phy- me may also be carried out abroad, for instance at CERN. participating in seminar programmes that will improvesics, including applications in astrophysics. Please note that this Master’s degree is not available to Quo- your presentation skills. This programme is challenging Theoretical physics: the theory is related to subatomic phy- ta Scheme applicants. and representative of a high international standard. Thus,sics, cosmology, and quantum phenomena for large systems. the unique knowledge and competence our graduates Space physics and atmospheric physics: observations Additional admission criteria achieve prepares them for a wide range of careers. Pleasemade by satellites and rockets as well as ozone monito- A Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent in physics note that this Master’s degree is not available to Quotaring form the basis for research in this field. is required. Scheme applicants. Biophysics and medical physics: physics is applied tobiological and medical-related problems. Master of Science in Physics of Geological Additional admission criteria Condensed matter physics: a research area with many Processes (2 years) Students with a Bachelor’s degree or recognized equiva-subfields, including: superconductivity, statistical mecha- In this programme you can take part in the development of lent in the fields of geosciences, physics, computationalnics, and physical electronics. groundbreaking new knowledge on the complex patterns sciences, material sciences or mechanics are welcome to Computational physics: you will learn to solve compli- and processes of the Earth and participate in an internatio- apply.cated problems in physics and chemistry through compu- nal environment for research and education of a very highter simulations. standard. The programme is offered by Physics of Geolo- 32 33
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