autumn 2020
BIO-8504 ARCTOS colloquium - 5 ECTS

Last changed: 10.05.2020

Application deadline

 

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway who has got the course approved in their instruction component: September 1st (for autumn semester) / February 1st (for spring semester).

Application deadline for other applicants: June 1st (for autumn semester) / December1st (for spring semester).


Type of course

Theoretical.

Admission requirements

The student has to be a member of the ARCTOS PhD network to participate to this course. PhD students are exempt from semester fee.

Who can appy:

  • UiT PhD students who wants to take a course that is not approved in their instruction component
  • PhD student enrolled at another institution than UiT

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. . The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December, and for autumn semester in the middle of June.

Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9301.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you, see the following list: Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries.
For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:  Proficiency in english - PhD level studies

PhD students enrolled at PhD programmes a UiT can contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty  for questions regarding registration to the course. Singular course applicants must contact opptak@uit.no regarding questions to their application.


Course content

The course lasts for the whole PhD study. The student will have to attend monthly meetings on selected topics throughout the PhD period (ARCTOS colloquium). In addition, the student will have to present the progress of his/her thesis (early, middle and final phase), in front of other students, post-docs and senior scientists. Two senior ARCTOS members act as censors and give feedback on the presentation.

In addition, students have to attend a 4-day meeting once a year (ARCTOS Days), where students gather for two days to discuss scientific and practical issues connected to the functioning of the PhD school. Usually, students organize a half-day workshop on a soft skill topic, such as presentation technique, leadership skills, etc. The other two days all ARCTOS members meet. Students and seniors give presentations, attend a poster session and discuss the functioning of the network, project proposals, etc.


Objectives of the course

To introduce the students to write a thesis and to make research and publications plans. To discuss arctic marine ecological issues based upon the students' PhD plans and theses.

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Active participation in seminars, discussions and presentations.

Assessment

Presentation of PhD thesis (early, middle and final phase), assessed during the last semester.
Grade: Pass/fail.

Schedule

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: BIO-8504