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Chemistry and Biological Science, Ph.D.

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University rank #1022 (BCR) Stavanger, Norway
The PhD in Chemistry and Biological Science from University of Stavanger provides the basis for educating candidates in preparation for several important industry clusters regionally and throughout Norway: the environment, agriculture/food, the health sector and the oil and chemicals industry.
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Research in the area of chemistry and biosciences at the University of Stavanger (UiS) includes subjects such as repair of DNA damage, conversion of nutrients, breaking down pesticides and environmental toxins, environmentally-friendly manufacturing chemicals for the oil industry, biological rhythms, bioactive components in food, reaction kinetics, signal-transduction pathways, enzyme studies, modelling chemical and biological processes, purification and separation technology, plastid division and development, and studies into different types of cancer and processes that lead to neurodegenerative or immunological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or Sjögren’s disease.

A common denominator for many of the research themes in the PhD programme can be said to be influences from the environment (e.g. radiation, nutrients, light/darkness, environmental toxins) on organisms and how they adapt to such factors, and vice versa, and the influence of microorganisms on components in the environment.


The PhD in Chemistry and Biological Science from University of Stavanger is structured around a common academic and technological platform. This platform includes protein chemistry/enzymology, gene technology, spectroscopic methods, analytic and physical/biophysical chemistry, organic synthesis, cell/tissue culture, respirometry, applied microbiology and purification technology. Furthermore, the platform will include expertise in modelling chemical and biological processes, the practical application of bioinformatics and the application of regulatory technical aspects within signal and control processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Philosophy of science and ethics 
  •  Innovation and project comprehension 
  • Philosophy of science and ethics
  • Innovation and project comprehension

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You also need to fulfil the set requirements for previous education (in order to be admitted to a PhD programme applicants typically need to have a five year Master’s degree with an average grade weighted at B or better).

  • Applicants must also write a good project description that falls within the subject area of one of our programmes.
  • Only applications signed by the applicant’s main supervisor will be considered in full. Applicants who have not found a supervisor at the time of application, but fulfil the remaining requirements for admission, may submit their application form as a preliminary application.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stavanger

  • 10497 - 15900 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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