Masters Degree in Natural Sciences in Norway

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. Higher education in Norway is offered by a range of seven universities.

Master Degree in Natural Sciences in Norway

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Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Porsgrunn

The most spectacular technology is happening at the micro and nano level and you can become an expert of this state of the art technology. We offer you a master's degree program within Micro and Nano Systems Technology, which will open doors to exciting jobs in many different branches. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Norway. Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology The most spectacular technology is happening at the micro and nano level and you can become an expert of this state of the art technology. We offer you a master's degree program within Micro and Nano Systems Technology, which will open doors to exciting jobs in many different branches. The master's degree in Micro and Nano Systems Technology is a two-year study program that is interdisciplinary with elements from electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, modeling, and process technology. The aim of the study is to qualify successful candidates for a working environment in the diverse Micro and Nano Systems Technology; in industry as well as in academia, research institutions and governmental agencies. The studies cover the entire production chain, including design, manufacturing and characterization of micro and nano systems. Why study Micro- and Nano Systems Technology? The program is unique, exciting and practically oriented and is an excellent offer for those who already have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science. The basis of the study program is the corresponding research community at USN, that constitutes one of the three intellectual junctions for Norway’s efforts in micro- and nanotechnology, with extended collaboration with industry, academia and research institutions; regionally, nationally and internationally. We have good laboratory facilities and spacious, clean rooms, as well as established collaboration with industries that focus on research and development. Where can I work? Typical jobs: Within companies developing and producing microelectronic and micro- and nanosystems: Product development Production technology development Production management Quality management Project leader Within companies working with micro- and nanotechnology: Business development Marketing and sales Project leader Research and development Technical consultation At universities or research institutions: PhD Collaboration with the industry During the study there is several visits to electronics and microtechnology companies in the Horten area and experts from the industry are invited guest lecturers on selected topics. USN is working closely with companies and research institutes and has at all times various research projects on-going. The final project in your study is carried out in this research collaboration and several students are also offered summer job in companies. Take parts of your study abroad Micro- and nanotechnology is an international field of research. The master's degree program has an international character, with students and teachers that come from many countries. We collaborate with research communities both within Norway and abroad (Europe, USA and Asia). The collaborating institutions include, among others, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), Xiamen University (China). This makes it possible for you, as a master's degree student, to take parts of the study program at this world-leading centre within micro- and nanotechnology. Post degree studies The graduate students will achieve a sound foundation for further doctoral degree studies (PhD) at USN or at other universities anywhere in the world. [-]

Master of Environmental Science

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Porsgrunn

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Water, Geology and Atmospheric Science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. [+]

Master of Environmental Science Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Water, Geology and Atmospheric Science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. About the degree Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. Emphasis will be placed on how and why different management strategies can contribute to sustainable use, conservation / protection and the recovery of natural and environmental resources. The study program is research and management oriented and provides thorough experience of laboratory and fieldwork. The study program consists of various courses comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). The teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program, and places high demands on students’ ability to work independently. Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide the students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required to be prepared for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on independent study under the supervision of Professors. Careers Further study opportunities are PhD programmes in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research. [-]

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time January 2017 Norway Porsgrunn

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Norway. Joint master in Alpine Ecology Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. Why Alpine Ecology? The study will provide students with a better and broader understanding of present and future challenges and threats that alpine environments are facing. Through lectures and fieldwork/laboratory exercises students will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate sustainable management and conservation strategies in alpine areas, and to do so in accordance with ethical and scientific guidelines. The ecology and management practices of alpine ecosystems in Norway (boreal) and Slovakia (temperate) will be highlighted. The study program consists of various courses comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). Teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program, and places high demands on student’s ability to work independently. Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on independent study under the supervision of Professors. Further study opportunities Students who graduate from this program can move on to PhD programs in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research. [-]