Studying at UMB
UMB offers a broad range of study programmes that closely correspond with major research issues related to food, environmental sciences, biology, land use and natural resource management. UMB is Norway’s leading institution of higher education in its field.
High professional quality, a high degree of teacher-student interaction and a pleasant social and physical environment characterise education at UMB. A broad range of study programmes
are offered at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level.
About 180 of the 600 courses at Bachelor's and Master's level are taught in English, as well as many PhD level courses. 11 Master's level and 1 Bachelor's level programme are conducted fully in English. Besides theoretical and scientific education, emphasis is placed on practical training. Around 30% of UMB students conduct part of their studies abroad. In addition, the Continuing Education Programme offers research-based courses that are geared towards the public and private sector.
UMB's study programmes and courses are research-based, maintain a high degree of scientific and pedagogical quality and are described, conducted and evaluated in accordance with the intentions of the Quality Reform. Focus is placed on strengthening staff-student interaction, increasing the scope of study and assessment methods, promoting internationalisation, and on improving the students’ general learning environment.
Details on admission as a student at UMB
In total, there are some 2,600 students at UMB of which more than 10% are international students. UMB has exchange agreements with approx.50 universities worldwide, including 6 Nordic, 44 European and 8 North American institutions. Moreover, UMB has various institutional partnerships with universities in Southeastern Europe and in developing countries in the South. These partnerships are mainly carried out through the Department of International Environment and Development Studies/Noragric.
UMB's activities in the field of continuing education are coordinated by the Centre for Continuing Education (SEVU) which uses up-to-date information technology as a distance-learning tool for participants of their continuing education courses.
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