MSc in Meteorology and Oceanography

General information

The aim is to provide you as a student with the skills to work in the fields of oceanography, climatology and meteorology. The content of the Master's Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography is the physics of the atmosphere and ocean, including dynamics, thermodynamics, and radiation processes.

Within the Master's Programme in Meteorology and Oceanography, you can choose among the following specialisations:

The Master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Meterology and Oceanography. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).

Contact Person: The Geophysical Institute (Studierettleiar@gfi.uib.no)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0532 - Marine Geology", "0542 - Statistics", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0731 - Surveying", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources

Venue

Venue: University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway

Geophysical Institute
Postboks 7803, N-5006 Bergen

Application


Cost:

The University of Bergen is a public institution and therefore does not charge tuition fees. This applies both to Norwegian and international students. The only fee to be paid at the University of Bergen is the semester fee to the Student Welfare Organisation (SiB), currently NOK 590.


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
Self-financing degree students and quota students with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and/or Oceanography may apply for this programme. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Mathematics will be assessed if they also have a Minor Degree in Dynamics, Meteorology or Oceanography. The average grade of the bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B. 

For the specialization in Chemical Oceanography, your bachelor's degree must include knowledge and competence in meteorology and oceanography corresponding to at least 30 ECTS (1 semester), in addition to basic mathematics and physics. It would be preferable with some chemistry as well.

Language Requirements 
A good command of English is required. You must document that you fulfill the English language requirements with one of the following certificates (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL: 550 paper-based test; 213 computer-based test; 80 Internet-based test
  • IELTS: 6.0 (Academic test)
  • MELAB: 85
  • University of Cambridge examinations: First Certificate in English, Certificate in Advanced English and Certificate of Proficiency in English.

The test results should not be more than 2 years old.


Application Procedure:

Admission Requirements

Specialization in Chemical Oceanography Who may apply?

Your bachelor's degree must include knowledge and competence in meteorology and oceanography corresponding to at least 30 ECTS (1 semester), in addition to basic mathematics and physics. It would be preferable with some chemistry as well.

Self-financing degree students and quota students with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and/or Oceanography may apply for this programme. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Mathematics will be assessed if they also have a Minor Degree in Dynamics, Meteorology or Oceanography. The average grade of the bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B.

Specialization in Physical Oceanography. Who may apply?

Self-financing degree students and quota students with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and/or Oceanography may apply for this programme. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Mathematics will be assessed if they also have a Minor Degree in Dynamics, Meteorology or Oceanography. The average grade of the bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B.

Specialization in Climate Dynamics. Who may apply?

Self-financing degree students and quota students with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and/or Oceanography may apply for this programme. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Mathematics will be assessed if they also have a Minor Degree in Dynamics, Meteorology or Oceanography. The average grade of the bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B.

Specialization in Meteorology. Who may apply?

Self-financing degree students and quota students with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and/or Oceanography may apply for this programme. Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Mathematics will be assessed if they also have a Minor Degree in Dynamics, Meteorology or Oceanography. The average grade of the bachelor's degree has to be at least 2nd class, upper division/B.

Application procedure:

Main uptake in the autumn semester. For more information about the application procedure please see:

- For international applicants residing abroad (Application deadline 1 December)http://www.uib.no/education/admission/master/international-applicants-re...

- Master applicants who are residing in Norway and who have a Norwegian ID number, have to apply in the same application procedure as Norwegian applicants. Read more about this here: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/54992/international-master-applicants-residi...

Administrative responsibility. The Geophysical Institute,
Please contact us on: Studierettleiar@gfi.uib.no

All applicants must submit the online application form through the University of Bergen online application system "Søknadsweb". All supporting documents should be scanned from original documentation. The University does not accept faxed or e-mailed applications/documents /transcripts. A step by step explanation is provided in the Application Guideline. Required documentation:

  1. University degree certificate(s)/diploma(s) 
  2. Transcript of records (an official statement listing courses/subjects you have completed at your university) 
  3. Secondary School certificate 
  4. Documentation of English language proficiency
  5. Motivation letter 
  6. Short outline of research plan (if applicable, max. 2 pages) 
  7. Documentation of financing (non EU/EEA applicants)* 
  8. Copy of your passport showing full name, date of birth, and photograph 
  9. CV/relevant work experience (if applicable) 
  10. Recommendation letter(s)/references (personal statement from academic adviser/employer or equivalent if applicable). 

*Quota Scheme applicants do not have to submit documentation of financing. 

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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