Genome Science

Genome Science - Master of Science

Master (2 year) 2 years

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The Genome Science study combines the disciplines of genetics, genome biology, molecular biology, statistics and bioinformatics.

Application deadline:

June 1st
International applicants:
December 1st

Study start
Autumn 2020
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Contact info

Admission Office: opptak@nmbu.no, phone: 6723 0111

Study coordinator: studieveileder-ipv@nmbu.no,

phone: 6723 2868/6723 0121

The master in Genome Science consists of 3 main pillars:

  • Genome Biology
  • Bioinformatics/statistics
  • Genome technologies.

Students will increase their knowledge within the disciplines of genetics, genome biology, molecular biology, statistics and bioinformatics and investigate real biological questions in environmental and life sciences.

Detailed education plan for the master can be found here: Education plan

What can you use this qualification for?

You will be qualified to work within

  • breeding companies for fish, animals and plants,
  • the biotechnology industries, governmental, communal or private sectors as a manager, adviser/consultant,
  • PhD-student,
  • researcher,
  • lecturer (by adding 1 year of pedagogic).

What will you learn?

Students will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss different applications of Genome Science. 
  • Use methods for generating and analyzing genomic data.
  • Apply techniques for quality assurance of different data types and analysis methods.
  • Use basic methods for functional genomics in a wet-lab environment.
  • Describe and discuss the legal and ethical aspects concerning genome editing and use of genomic data.
  • Solve biological questions by project work and master thesis

Detailed requirements

Bachelor’s degree in biology, biotechnology, animal and plant sciences or equivalent education that includes statistics/bioinformatics, genetics/genomics and laboratory practicals.

There is a minimum mark requirement of C for admission.

Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations.