Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture

University of NordlandUniversity of Nordland

Located in Bodø, on the coast and above the Arctic Circle, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA), University of Nordland (UIN), offers the ideal environment for studies and research in marine biosciences. The main priority of FBA is education and research within aquaculture, marine ecology and marine genomics. The Faculty is a partner in the Norwegian Centre of Expertise for Aquaculture and cooperates with several well known institutions worldwide.

FBA offers undergraduate programmes in the areas of Biology, Animal Science, Aquaculture Management as well as Export Marketing. FBA also offers semester packages for international students. At the graduate level the Faculty offers master’s programmes in Aquaculture and in Marine Ecology. The Faculty has modern laboratories on campus and a state-of-the-art biological research station located within 15 minutes walking distance from campus.

Full degree programmes (in English)

  • BSc in Biology (3 years)
  • MSc in Aquaculture (2 years)
  • MSc in Marine Ecology (2 years)
  • PhD in Aquaculture (3 years)

One-semester exchange programmes (in English):

  • Aquaculture and Ecology (bachelor level)
  • Ecology and Northern Wildlife (bachelor level)
  • Marine Ecology and Genomics (master level)
  • Aquaculture (master level)

Research Goals
FBA’s vision is to offer relevant and excellent biological research and education with a national and global perspective. FBA aims to be an internationally recognized research and education institution within the field of marine biosciences. The research programme focuses on basic natural sciences relevant for the aquaculture seafood production, and international cooperation is an important part of the Faculty’s activity. Through this cooperation the Faculty will be able to give training and education on the most important aquaculture species worldwide. Furthermore, its research is directed towards sustainable use of coastal marine resources by emphasising ecological and ethical principles of production.

FBA Research Groups
FBA is organized into three research groups representing the research fields:

  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Genomics
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
+47 75 51 73 50