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Introduction - Studies in Svalbard

UNIS offers courses at the Bachelor-, Master- and PhD level in four fields:
Arctic Biology (AB), Arctic Geology (AG), Arctic Geophysics (AGF) and Arctic Technology (AT).

Full semester studies are available at the bachelor level (200-level). At the master and PhD level (300 and 800-level) UNIS offers shorter and more intensive courses spanning from a few weeks up to a semester. Read more about the course levels further down the page.

Courses summer semester 2015

Application deadline: 15 February 2015

Application for autumn semester 2015 opens in mid February 2015 –

Application deadline for autumn semester: 15 April 2015

Please see the How to apply page for instructions on how to proceed in order to apply to studies at.

 

Master courses

AB-326 Arctic Plant Ecology 10 ECTS
AB-327 Arctic Microbiology 10 ECTS

 

PhD courses

AB-826 Arctic Plant Ecology 10 ECTS
AB-827 Arctic Microbiology 10 ECTS

 

 

 

Bachelor Course

AG-218 International Bachelor Permafrost Summer Field School 10 ECTS
AG-219 International Bachelor Permafrost Summer Field School 5 ECTS

 

Master courses

AG-332 Arctic Late Quaternary Glacial Stratigraphy – Field School 10 ECTS
AG-338 Sedimentology Field Course – from Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Architecture 10 ECTS

 

PhD courses

AG-832 Arctic Late Quaternary Glacial Stratigraphy – Field School 10 ECTS
AG-838 Sedimentology Field Course – from Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Architecture 10 ECTS

 

 

 

 


UNIS course catalgoue 2014-2015

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UNIS course catalogue for the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Bachelor courses
Bachelor courses at UNIS are defined as 200-level courses. The undergraduate courses require 60 ECTS from relevant studies at university level.


Interdisciplinary courses
UNIS offers some interdisciplinary courses each semester. Students applying for undergraduate courses in their main discipline may apply for these courses as long as they fulfill the prerequisites in one discipline offered at UNIS. The interdisciplinary courses offered are marked by an asterisk.

Master courses
The 300-level courses are for master students. Students must apply for each course separately.

PhD courses
The 800-level courses are for PhD students. Students must apply for each course separately.

Note: A student who has been accepted as a Master or PhD student at his/her home educational institution may carry out parts of his/her Master or PhD at UNIS. This requires a separate application and an academic contact person at UNIS. Admission guidelines are found here

PhD positions
UNIS offers PhD positions in cooperation with the Norwegian mainland universities. These positions are announced on the UNIS web page and in relevant media, such as Forskning.no.

Field- and lab work

All fieldwork, excursions and laboratory assignments at UNIS are obligatory.


Academic Expenses
There is no tuition fee at UNIS, but in order to do a course at UNIS all students need to pay a semester fee of NOK 500 (ca. EUR 65). Students already immatriculated at a Norwegian institution will receive the semester fee bill from their home institution, whereas new students need to contact the Study Administration at UNIS directly after their arrival to pick up a bill for the semester fee.

For students partaking in a scientific cruise or excursion which lasts overnight, there is a fee of NOK 200 per day for food.

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A polar bear investigates UNIS scientific equipment in the Fram Strait. (Photo: Kristine Tjåland Braut).

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