Degrees offered at UMB
Department of Academic Affairs
Norwegian higher education has been reformed in accordance with agreements reached through the Bologna process.
Flowers in the UMB park
Photo: Kjersti Sørlie Rimer
There is a three-year bachelor’s degree, a two-year master’s and three-year doctorate (PhD). The credit system and grading scale conform to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).The Bachelor’s Degree
is awarded for passed examination of a total of at least 180 ECTS credits.
Of the 180 ECTS credits, 10 credits shall be given for a joint introductory course (Ex.phil) and at least 80 credits must be taken within a specialization, which shall be specified in the educational plan. The composition of the bachelor's degree must follow the requirements of the regulations entitled: Regulations for awarding the Bachelor's degree at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) with supplementary provisions
The Master’s Degree
is usually awarded after five years of study. Master's programmes are usually two years of study (120 ECTS credits) which build on a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.Regulations for awarding the Master's degree at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) with supplementary provisions
A Doctorate – PhD degree
requires three years of study after a master’s degree.
The PhD programme at UMB aims to educate independent researchers with qualifications at a high international level, in cooperation with Norwegian and international research communities and in accordance with recognised scientific and ethical principles. Regulations for awarding the PhD degree at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) with supplementary provisions
Other programmes offered at UMB (in Norwegian)
- One year Teacher Education programme - part time
- One year Teacher Education programme - full time
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