MSc in Meteorology and Oceanography

General information

The Master's Program in Meteorology and Oceanography provides comprehensive insight into the forces that control the movements of the atmosphere and the ocean including sea ice; central physical processes in the atmosphere and the ocean; the interaction between sea, sea ice and atmosphere; weather forecast, the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the ocean; and regional and global climate and climate change. The aim of the program is to provide insight into Earth's physical environment with specialisation in one or more of the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice components.

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).

Learning outcome:

On completion of the programme the candidate should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate

- knows the history, development and terminology of the fields of meteorology, oceanography (including marine biogeochemistry) and climate

- knows key components of meteorology, oceanography and climate, and has in-depth knowledge in a specialised subject

- knows the most common instruments and their use in meteorology and oceanography

- shows good knowledge in the use of statistical time-space methods in analysis of geophysical data

Skills

The candidate

- can explain and discuss meteorological, oceanographic and climate phenomena for both laymen and experts

- can apply modern field instrumentation, theory, programming and/or advanced analysis on geophysical problems

- can critically evaluate and discuss data quality and different information sources in geophysics

- can formulate, discuss and implement strategies for data and theoretical analysis

- can apply knowledge to new scientific problems

- can present a report in written and oral form

- can interpret and discuss own results in a scientifically sound and critical way and in the light of data and theories in the field

General competence

The candidate

- is able to communicate, oral and written, results from others and own research

- is able to formulate, analyse, interpret and discuss own results in a scientific way in a responsible and critical manner

- is able to write a scientific report that presents new knowledge in the field of expertise

- is able to analyse scientific problems in general and participate in discussions about different ways of addressing and solving problems

- is able to understand and respect scientific values such as transparency, precision and accountability

- is able to analyse and reflect upon relevant ethical problems related to research

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

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:
  • Admission Requirements for specialization in Physical Oceanography:

BS in meteorology and oceanography, physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with either GEOF120 and GEOF130, or GEOF105 and GEOF210. In addition GEOF213 or an equivalent course has to be passed in order to qualify for admission to the study specialization Physical Oceanography.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission.

  • Admission Requirements for specialization in Chemical Oceanography

Bachelor in meteorology and oceanography, chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with either GEOF120 and GEOF130, or GEOF105 and GEOF210.

The course GEOF236 must be passed during bachelor or master.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission.

  • Admission Requirements for specialization in Climate Dynamics

Bachelor in meteorology and oceanography, physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with either GEOF120 and GEOF130, or GEOF105 and GEOF210. In addition GEOF220 and/or GEOF213 or an equivalent course has to be passed in order to qualify for admission to the study specialization Climate Dynamics.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission

  • Admission Requirements for specialization in Meteorology

Bachelor in meteorology and oceanography, physics, mathematics, informatics or equivalent, including courses equivalent to GEOF110 together with the courses GEOF120 and GEOF130, or the courses GEOF105 and GEOF210. In addition GEOF213, and/or GEOF220 or an equivalent course has to be passed in order to qualify for admission to the study specialization in Meteorology. It is furthermore strongly recommended that the candidate has GEOF212 or equivalent.

To qualify for admission to the master's programme the average grade for the specialization in the bachelor's degree should be at least C in the Norwegian grading system. If capacity is limited, the applicants will become ranked for admission.


Application Procedure:

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:

Citizens from outside the European Union/EEA/EFTA (1 December)

Citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA (1 March)

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway (15 April)

You will also have to meet the programme specific entry requirements.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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