Genome Science

Genome Science

Master of science (2 year) Full time

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Are you interested in how genetic and epigenetic variations in genome affect the evolution of species? Are you curious of new genome technologies and how genome science can be used to improve sustainability in food production?

Application deadline:

June 1st
International applicants:
December 1st

Study start
Autumn 2021
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Admission Office: opptak@nmbu.no

Phone: 6723 0111

To meet the increased use of genomics in different sectors of society, a new master program in Genome Science has been established. The master in Genome Science consists of 3 main pillars:

  • Genetics/Genome Biology
  • Bioinformatics/statistics
  • Genome technologies.

Students will  investigate real biological questions in environmental and life sciences and learn how this new technology can be used to improve sustainable food and plant production.

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

Job opportunities

You will get opportunity to work both nationally and internationally and 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).

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss different applications of Genome Science.
  • Use methods for generating and analysing genomic data.
  • Apply techniques for quality assurance of different data types and analysis methods applied.
  • 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 theses, which are integrated in research and industry applications across Campus Ås.

Admission 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.

The new Master in Genome Science is very timely because genomics is increasingly being used in different sectors of society

Martien Groenen, Professor at Wageningen University & Research and external evaluator of the new master program in Genome Science at NMBU.

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