University of Stavanger

Introduction

University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger, Norway, has about 9200 students and 1300 faculty, administration and service staff.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities.

The University of Stavanger is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300 000 inhabitants.

Stavanger is the oil and energy capital in Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting culture- and leisure activities. 'The interplay between the university and society and business is rich and diverse.

Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into three faculties, comprising a total of 14 departments/schools and two National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. The university also has a unit for lifelong learning called UiS Pluss.

Many of the externally financed research activities are performed in cooperation with our research institute - International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS).

Several other research centres are organised as consortiums of The University of Stavanger, IRIS and other actors.

Prekubator Technology Transfer Office is our tool for commercialisation of research ideas. The Stavanger Innovation Park (Ipark) is also located on campus, running incubator activities and helping new enterprises start up.

Two organisations, SiS and StOr (the student union), take care of the students’ welfare and rights.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Master

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

The European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies. [+]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural RelationsThe European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The quality of the programme is constantly evaluated by an international board of experts.EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study.EMMIR includes study periods in both, Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity.EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and specialise in of the four programme foci, this will provide them with excellent chances for employment in national and international governmental and private sector organisations or in academia. Graduates will be awarded a joint degree by the EMMIR partner universities.... [-]


European Master in Social Work with Families and Children

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's programme of 120 ECTS. The programme has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). [+]

European Master in Social Work with Families and ChildrenThis Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year Master's programme of 120 ECTS. The programme has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). MFAMILY is also proud of the active participation of 26 associate partners, 8 of which are higher education institutions from several continents. This gives the programme a truly global character, and a great potential to respond to needs in skills development, teaching, research and employability in the area of social work with children and families. This Master's programme addresses the improvement of knowledge and skills for people working with interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families. MFAMILY will develop an education that will provide unique knowledge and innovative competences for international comparative child and family social work. Students will be updated on the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families.The programme aims to enhance postgraduate students’ employability by helping to improve their skills as well as their theoretical knowledge. Students will be well equipped to implement EU plans to protect children from violence, as well as to help deal with the pressure many modern families experience. The students will hold unique competences that are demanded from local and national governmental institutions as well as from NGOs and private actors in the field of social work and social welfare. The qualified students from MFAMILY will represent a group with expert knowledge in a field with great demand for new solutions, especially in times of economic downturn.Students will spend a semester in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their Master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.... [-]


Master in Literacy Studies

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

Is the book an endangered species? Are sms-messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds? [+]

Master in Literacy StudiesIs the book an endangered species? Are sms-messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds? The master's programme in Literacy Studies offers a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to the subject of literacy: the study of books, reading, writing and the written text. The programme is run entirely in English, and we aim at providing high-quality instruction in a fairly small but dynamic research environment with many international links.If you have a first degree with English as your main subject (or an educational background that may be seen as equally relevant for the course) and your interest is aroused by at least some of the above questions, our programme might be for you. This website provides information about the contents, admissions, procedures and academic environment of the course. In case you have specific questions to which you cannot find an answer, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Biological Chemistry

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

The University of Stavanger offers a MSc degree in Biological Chemistry. This is a two-year programme, which builds upon a BSc degree in Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent. [+]

MSc in Biological ChemistryThe University of Stavanger offers a MSc degree in Biological Chemistry. This is a two-year programme, which builds upon a BSc degree in Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or equivalent. The study programme comprises 120 credit points (ECTS) in total, taken over 2 years. During the first year the students attend classes in biophysical chemistry, bioinformatics, and practical courses in molecular biology. Optional subjects are chosen from courses in environmental science, food science, chemistry, or computational biology. The teaching often takes place in smaller groups where a professional dialogue is emphasized.A substantial feature of this Master's Programme is a nine month research project (master thesis), where the students join one of several research groups working in the forefront of cell biology, plant science, biomedical science, bioinformatics or computational biology.The master thesis, which is under guidance, is handed in at the end of 4th semester.The description of the topics on the internet provides information regarding:... [-]


MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Norway Stavanger + 1 more

With an MSc in information technology, the door is open to some of the most challenging and interesting jobs in the field. The study program gives a broad foundation within the field of computer science. Topics you will encounter during the study include computer security, wireless communication, semantic technology, autonomic computing, modelling and simulation, and distributed systems. [+]

MSc in Computer ScienceWith an MSc in information technology, the door is open to some of the most challenging and interesting jobs in the field. The study program gives a broad foundation within the field of computer science. Topics you will encounter during the study include computer security, wireless communication, semantic technology, autonomic computing, modelling and simulation, and distributed systems.Composition of the study programThe study programme comprises 120 credit points (ECTS) in total, taken over 2 years. 20 ECTS are basic core subjects (B), 60 ECTS are specialisation subjects (S), 30 ECTS are credited for the master thesis (M), and 10 ECTS are elective subjects. The master thesis is done on an individual basis where a written report is mandatory. Master theses with industrial partners are highly recommended.The programme utilizes lectures, and activities such as individual projects, group projects, laboratory exercises with written reports, and company and industrial plant visits as learning methods. There is a high degree of individual advisory in the programme – especially with regards to the Master thesis at the end.A system for continuous assessment and evaluation of the study programme is in place. The programme plan, including a revision proposal, will be handled by the quality and programme committee on a yearly basis according to university policies and guidelines. Furthermore, each individual course included in the program will be evaluated and assessed.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Technology

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers two postgraduate engineering specializations in environmental technology. [+]

MSc in Environmental TechnologyInstitute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers two postgraduate engineering specializations in environmental technology. We aim to provide motivated students with knowledge and skills necessary to become responsible water managers and engineers. Students that want to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry, or among the many offshore related service and research companies, are offered a full time MEng in Offshore Environmental Engineering. The philosophy of this program is to combine courses in offshore oil and gas exploration, production technologies and environmental management. The program is suited for students that are interested in practical technological and administrative competences for sound environmental management in the offshore industries. Successful candidates will qualify for key positions in environmental engineering and management.Our MEng specialization in Water Science and Technology is offered students that want to focus on aquatic chemistry and ecology, and technologies for water and wastewater treatment. Being more natural science and research based, the program provides students with fundamental and advanced competences in aquatic chemistry, environmental biotechnology and water process engineering. Our approach is to use fundamental mass and energy balances for design and operation of water and wastewater processing technologies, and system analysis of pollutants in natural water systems. We encourage students to identify adequate available technologies in relation to the ecological mechanisms of receiving environments. Successful candidates qualify for positions in governmental and private research institutions, public and private environmental management and technical consultants, and as environmental engineers within the industry.Both specializations are based on taught courses that include compulsory and elective subjects. Students use electives and the final thesis to immerse into particular subjects of individual interest. We encourage students to check out our areas of research for inspiration and the research facilities we offer.... [-]


MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

Since 1992 the Norwegian School of Hotel Management has offered an MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership and is currently the only institution in Norway offering this master's programme in English. [+]

MSc in International Hotel and Tourism LeadershipSince 1992 the Norwegian School of Hotel Management has offered an MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership and is currently the only institution in Norway offering this master's programme in English. The study programme aims at providing the candidates with high level knowledge of theory and research in the hotel, restaurant and tourism sector. Individual learning and personal improvement is being stimulated through tailored programmes with an emphasis on problem based learning. The programme is designed to qualify successful candidates to enter leadership positions in the hotel, tourism and service industry.During the study period there are possibilities for international student exchanges throughout the world, with one of our partner universities.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics and Physics

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

Mathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a Master's programme primarily focusing on mathematical and physical modelling. [+]

MSc in Mathematics and PhysicsMathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a Master's programme primarily focusing on mathematical and physical modelling. The main learning outcome of the programme is advanced knowledge about modelling of mathematical and physical systems. Furthermore, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to synthesize appropriate mathematical concepts and methods in order to analyse and solve relevant problems.Having completed the programme, the student should:... [-]


MSc in Offshore Technology

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Norway Stavanger + 1 more

Norway is the third largest oil and gas exporter in the world and the Stavanger-region is the undisputed oil capital of Norway. [+]

MSc in  Offshore TechnologyNorway is the third largest oil and gas exporter in the world and the Stavanger-region is the undisputed oil capital of Norway. The University of Stavanger has established a research and educational basis in oil and gas technology that has attracted students not only from Norway, but from many other parts of the world. The two-year Master of Science Programme in Offshore Technology is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the offshore industry.A Master’s degree from a distinguished university provides a platform for success and career advancement in any profession. In the petroleum exploration and production industry, a quality postgraduate education is fast becoming a pre-requisite for the top technology and management jobs. The MSc degree in Offshore Technology is focused on industrial asset management, risk management and issues related to the design of offshore installations for the oil and gas industry.The MSc programme has an international profile with applications from students worldwide. The programme incorporates three streams of specialisation:... [-]


MSc in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Stavanger

The department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering and geosciences education worldwide. The MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry. [+]

MSc in Petroleum Geosciences EngineeringThe department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering and geosciences education worldwide. The MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry. A graduate of this programme will be able to solve geosciences problems by integrating different types of surface and subsurface data used in the oil industry and to integrate such information with petroleum engineers. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry.The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry, and qualifies for a broad range of positions within the oil industry, both at operators and in the service sectors. It also qualifies for other positions where the geosciences are applied, such as construction, mining, underground water and environmental goelogy.A completed Master's degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Petroleum technology and geosciences at the University of Stavanger.Please note that the course combination below is valid for current academic year. Course combination for 2013-2014 will be published in June 2013.... [-]


MSc Petroleum Engineering

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Norway Stavanger + 1 more

The Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education worldwide. The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry. [+]

MSc Petroleum EngineeringThe Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education worldwide. The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry. From the next academic year 2013/2014 the programme will offer 2 specialisations: Well Engineering and Reservoir Engineering. The planned third specialisation in Natural Gas Engineering has been postponed. The MSc in Petroleum Engineering has an international profile and accommodates both Norwegian and international students. University degrees in Petroleum Engineering have been offered by our institution since 1977. The MSc program prepares students for careers in the international oil and gas industry. Students can avail themselves of the faculty’s close contacts with the industry and focus on the challenges currently being faced by practising petroleum engineers. Additionally, the program provides an excellent basis for doctoral studies (PhD) for those who wish to pursue a career in education or research.The Msc Program in Petroleum Engineering offers 3 specialisations:1. Well Engineering2. Natural Gas Engineering (postponed)3. Reservoir Engineering... [-]