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Master in Ecology

To some extent our students have different academic background when starting. We hope that this can contribute to a varied and stimulating study environment. 

The Master's program in Ecology offers a large number of optional courses, which means that each of you will tailor your individual study plan in close collaboration with your study advisor.

In this way we can offer a flexible study program tailored to your preferences and at the same time ensure that the plan meets the requirements of our Master's degree.

Attendance at all seminars and field work is mandatory. If for some reason you can not attend a seminar, you must inform Louise Chavarie in advance by sending an email to, and explain why you can not attend. This also applies to the first seminar on August 14th. Without notice, we expect you to relinquish your place in the study program.

  • The degree in ecology offers a lot of freedom with regards to course selection. Please take a moment to look at the study structure: Click her to see mandatory and elective courses.

  • Your first academic day will be Monday the 14th of August when the compulsory course ECOL302 - Ecological Research starts.

    The first seminar (welcome seminar) will be held at 12:15 - 15:00 in the roomS123, SørhellingaThe teacher is Louise Chavarie. At the first seminar, the philosophy, framework and procedures for the course will be outlined, and expectations will be presented.

    You should also be prepared for a brief presentation of yourself and your research interests. At the start of the seminar, a light lunch will be served.

  • From 17th to 20th of August, you will be going to Finse Research Station for 4 days to collect data to analyze for the research presentation at the ecological research symposium at the end of the course. The program for this field trip will come later. 

    Download and read the packing list for the field course carefully so that you bring all the necessary equipment(!).

  • If you have any questions related to the onset of your studies you can contact our student adviser Espen Arestøl.

    Bildet viser  Espen Arestøl, INA

    Espen Arestøl

    Study adviser