Courses and Academic Year

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About 40% of the courses at NMBU are given in English. Descriptions of all courses can be found in the Course Catalogue 

Courses and Academic Year

Course Levels 

  • 100-level/lower division bachelor courses
    Focus on basic knowledge and working skills within a subject, as a basis for further studies or work.

  • 200-level/upper division bachelor/lower division master courses
    Develop a critical and more in-depth understanding of the field. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of the subject at an introductory level before taking the course.

  • 300-level/master level courses

    Require a greater amount of high-level intellectual skill such as synthesis of knowledge from different fields, evaluation and the ability to conduct critical analysis.

  • 400-level/PhD level courses
    Advanced knowledge in the subject area required and special application procedures apply.

Find courses here: Course Catalogue


The academic year at NMBU is organized in five periods 

  • Spring semester (Jan-Jun): January block - Spring parallel - June block. Application deadline for the spring semester is 1 October.

  • Autumn semester (Aug-Dec): August block - Autumn parallel. Application deadline for the autumn semester is 1 June.

You might only sign up for one course in each block, since this is an intensive teaching period, and all the exams of the block take place on the same day.

It is not mandatory to sign up for a course in the blocks. You can meet the fulltime studies requirement (30 ECTS/semester) without the blocks and only courses in the Spring parallel/Autumn parallel. 

Academic Calendar 2020/2021 : Information of semester start, semester end, examination period for block and parallel.

Published 21. August 2020 - 14:29 - Updated 25. August 2020 - 15:20