Norwegian University of Life Sciences, East Norway


The candidates for the Master's degree in Aquaculture are future professionals in the management of fish farming support industries, administration, and those interested in further higher-level education and research. The Master's programme will emphasize most of the biological and technological aspects of aquaculture, and will include transfer of results from ongoing research. Norway is the world's largest producer of salmon and is also the main contributor to the scientific progress in most aspects connected to the aquaculture industry. The aquaculture adventure started approximately 30 years ago when success factors in breeding domestic animals were introduced to salmon, and further to controlled, farmed fish. A breeding programme was established, and since then progress has been made within every cornerstone in the production of aquatic food.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree in Aquaculture or equivalent education that includes basic knowledge in statistic/mathematics, chemistry/physics and 60 credits in biology.

Applicants with an engineering and other relevant background are evaluated individually.

The following compulsory requirements must be in place for the application to be considered:

  • A motivation letter specifically aimed at the program
  • A weighted, average grade of minimum Norwegian C (from the Bachelor's degree) is required at NMBU to be qualified for applying to Master's degree
  • English language proficiency in accordance with the NMBU regulations

Applicants who have already completed a master degree will not be prioritized.

2 years | 120 ECT
To be decided for students outside EU/EEA and Switzerland
Application deadline

Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 15
Non EU-applicants: December 1

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits hysics topics. Basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines i required.