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CHALLENGE! EXPLORE! International Study Catalogue UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER NORWAY www.uis.no

Photo: Region Stavanger / Terje Rakke/Nordic Life


Dramatic landscapes. Fascinating history. Charming city center. Historic architecture. Numerous festivals. Norway’s center for oil and energy. Innovative industry. International business communities. A modern and international university.

Paz Lara Cabrero, Spain – Exchange student, The Faculty of Arts and Education It is not a secret that Norway is a very expensive country for a foreign student. Unfortunately for my pocket, I felt the urge to fulfil my long-standing dream of getting to know this country, full of pure and unspoilt natural landscapes. So I started saving a year in advance and managed to gain an unforgettable experience. The Comparative Educational Studies programme proved an extraordinary opportunity to enhance my academic qualifications. Students and professionals jointly explored such topics as inclusion or bullying. We brainstormed, interchanged and discussed present-day educational systems relating to modern society. Through international dialogue, we became aware of our role as future educators. Visiting schools, nursery schools and science farms gave us a broad view and understanding of the state-of-theart position in Norwegian education. During this comprehensive course, based on a multidisciplinary approach, we had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops on such subjects as outdoor science, outdoor physical education, djembe playing, and Norwegian folklore and storytelling. In the home economics seminar, we even cooked and tried out traditional Norwegian recipes.

CONTENTS • University of Stavanger and the Stavanger region p. 3 • Faculties and departments p. 4 • Master’s degree programmes p. 5 • Exchange programmes p. 22 • Norwegian Language and Culture programme p. 29 • PhD programmes and research p. 30 • Practical information p. 31


WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER The University of Stavanger (UiS) has approximately 10.450 students as well as 1 300 academic and administrative staff. It offers a wide range of study and research programmes. The UiS consists of the Faculty of Arts and Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Museum of Archaeology. Many of its research activities are pursued in cooperation with its International Research Institute of Stavanger AS (IRIS) affiliate, and with other universities, research institutes and regional, national and international industries. The University of Stavanger is the first and only Norwegian university to become member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND LEARNING

The UiS aims to strengthen its reputation as an innovative university with a particularly strong basis in technology and professional training programmes. As expressed in the institutional strategic plan, this will be its overall main development concept for the 20092020 period. The strategy states that all programmes offered at the UiS will include an introduction to innovation and encourage entrepreneurship among students. The UiS offers a variety of degree programmes in English, mainly at master’s and PhD levels. Each of its three faculties offers a range of exchange programmes. The UiS also offers a one-year programme in Norwegian Language and Culture, which qualifies students for admission to any university programme in Norway taught in Norwegian.

A MODERN CAMPUS

The UiS welcomes students to a modern university campus with a state-of-the-art learning environment. The main campus, situated only four kilometres from the city centre, offers outstanding educational facilities. It also boasts impressive library resources, a new sports centre regarded as the best of its kind in Norway, a bookshop, a student centre and pub, reading halls and cafeterias.

STAVANGER HAS IT ALL

Stavanger lies on Norway’s south-west coast, surrounded by magnificent and diverse landscapes. The region offers a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from surfing and fishing, via skiing, hiking, climbing and base jumping, to walking on sandy beaches. This charming harbour city was founded in 1125 and ranks today as Norway’s fourth largest, with approximately 130 000 inhabitants. It is a bustling place, filled with vitality and youthful energy. The Stavanger region is Norway’s most productive area. Its expanding business environment is based on a thousand years of maritime history. The Stavanger region has been the national hub for innovative industry for several decades, partly owing to the petroleum industry and partly to a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship which existed long before the oil age. Stavanger is known as Norway’s “oil and energy capital”. Stavanger today has a culturally diverse image, and is home to more than 180 nationalities. It has a dynamic labour market, and many international companies are represented here. All these features mean that the city offers excellent opportunities for business, education, cultural events and leisure. The UiS embraces the globalised world, but never forgets to nurture its local, regional and national roots. This stance shapes its study programmes, its international collaborations and the kind of students it attracts.

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Faculties and departments The Faculty of Science and Technology: Department of Petroleum Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science • Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences • Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science • Department of Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning

The Faculty of Social Sciences: The Norwegian School of Hotel Management • UiS Business School • Department of Media, Culture and Social Sciences • Department of Social Studies • Department of Health Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Education: • Department of Early Childhood Education • Department of Cultural Studies and Languages • Department of Music and Dance • Department of Education and Sports Science

The Museum of Archaeology

The Norwegian higher education system

Courses are measured in credits/points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) standard. The full-time workload for one academic year is 60 ECTS.

Norway has eight accredited universities, 20 university colleges, two national academies of the arts and 16 private higher education institutions. Most higher education institutions are state-run, including the UiS.

Grades for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations are awarded on the basis of a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade. A pass/fail mark is given for some examinations.

THE NORWEGIAN DEGREE STRUCTURE

Opportunities for international students

3 2 1 6 5 4 3 2 1

PhD (Doctoral degree) 3 years

One-tier Master’s degree 5 years

Master’s degree 2 years Bachelor’s degree 3 years

Professionallyoriented degrees/ qualifications 4-6 years

Norway follows the objectives of the Bologna process in European higher education, which has led to the implementation of a 3 + 2 + 3 degree system with a bachelor, master and PhD structure which accords with European standards (see the figure above).

The UiS offers full-time master’s programmes, postgraduate diplomas as well as a student exchange programme, where courses are offered in various subject areas at both bachelor’s and master’s level. While the degree programmes are open to applicants from all over the world, the exchange programme is limited to students whose home institution has an exchange agreement with the UiS. The UiS also offers a one-year language course that allows students to qualify for regular study programmes taught in Norwegian. The academic year consists of two semesters (autumn and spring) and traditionally runs from mid-August to mid-June.

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Master’s degree programmes The number of international study programmes taught in English at the University of Stavanger has been increasing at a steady pace over the past few years. Information on the master’s degree programmes open to all applicants is provided in the following pages.

Graduates of the MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership. Photo: Elisabeth Tønnessen/UiS

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The Faculty of Social Sciences

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Science in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Join an international and vibrant programme with participants from many countries. Students will interact with professors who have strong local, national and international research links from a variety of disciplines. The Norwegian School of Hotel Management (NHS) emphasises research-based education and established the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism in 2001. The NHS is the world’s second oldest hotel school and a member of the Leading Hotel Schools of the World. It has offered education to hospitality professionals since 1912. Since 1992, NHS has offered an MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Administration and is currently the only institution in Norway offering an MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership in English. The master’s programme can be pursued either at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management or through a combination of studies in Stavanger and abroad. LEARNING OUTCOMES The study programme will provide an in-depth understanding of international hotel, restaurant and tourism topics and issues. Individual learning and personal improvement are stimulated through tailored courses with an emphasis on problem-based learning.

Students are expected to participate actively in every phase of this international programme. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The master’s programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or management positions in commercial, public or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Graduates will have acquired appropriate knowledge during this two-year-programme in general leadership theories and their implementation to the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Hospitality, Restaurant or Tourism. Applicants with a BSc in Business Management or equivalent may be considered, but only if they can document work experience in the hospitality/tourism industry (a minimum of one year of full-time employment is required).

CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no

Anna Zalewska, Poland - Master of Science in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership

Further information: www.uis.no/hotel

Through the extensive network of contacts built up by the highly qualified and passionate teaching staff, students had an opportunity to meet many practitioners. Researchers also came from as far as New Zealand to speak to us. We even met public authorities with whom the organisation of big social events was coordinated. This allowed us to learn more about the “behind the scenes” aspects of leading a company in the hotel/tourism field, organising meetings and events, or doing our research. Above and beyond that, Stavanger is a beautiful city which offers a wide range of activities outside the classroom. Be sure to check out the university’s social and sports clubs – a great first step towards making new friends on your arrival in Norway.

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The Faculty of Arts and Education

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Arts in Literacy Studies 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Is the book an endangered species? Are text messages destroying the English language? How do children learn to read and write? What does reading do to our minds? Literacy Studies is defined as the study of reading, writing and the written text in a social and cultural context. This master’s programme focuses on literacy studies in an English-speaking context, and includes literary, linguistic and educational approaches. The Master’s programme in Literacy Studies includes a 60-credit taught component and a 60-credit master’s thesis.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme builds on a first degree with a specialisation in English, or another background deemed suitable. Applicants from countries where an English test is required must document one of the following language tests: TOEFL (min. score of 250 (computer-based) or 100 (Internet-based) or IELTS (min. score of 7.5).

LEARNING OUTCOMES The student will gain a good understanding of the major theories and issues in a range of research areas in literacy studies, with a focus on the English-speaking world. A sound theoretical and methodological basis will be provided for academic research in literacy studies, focusing on a chosen area of specialisation (linguistic, literary, historical or didactic). PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme is very suitable both for those who wish to obtain a general humanities degree with a broad applicability for different careers, and for those who aim at a career in either secondary or higher education. In terms of teaching competence, the programme is equivalent to a Master’s programme in English.

CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/literacy

Dina Abazovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Master of Arts in Literacy Studies I chose to apply to UiS primarily because the study programme at the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages looked very appealing to me, combining literary studies with linguistics, and provided studying in the international environment. It also looked like a challenge to come to Stavanger and not another Norwegian city, try a different way of living. Literacy studies offered something that seemed more refreshing than the usual curriculum for the Master’s programme in English Language and Literature, with more focus on the study of reading, writing and the written text in socio-cultural context. I also love the Norwegian language and nature, the smell of the sea and the kind of isolation one can really enjoy in Stavanger. For students who spend long hours in the library, UiS has a great search engine. Cafeterias offer both warm and fresh food; the facilities are organized to suit the student needs, everything is in vicinity. All the staff is always helpful and very kind. If you are coming to UiS, get ready for six-hours exams and lots of rain - but also for meeting great people and having the experience of a life-time!

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Master’s degree programmes 2015-2016 THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE

The Faculty of Arts and Education

The Department of Music and Dance offers a great variety of study programmes in music and dance. It is located in the idyllic Bjergsted Park, together with professional cultural players such as the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Stavanger Jazz Forum. The department has more than 200 students pursuing a range of courses in classical music, jazz, voice, music education, dance education, and music production and recording.

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Arts in Music Performance - Classical/Jazz Improvisation 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The Master of Arts in Music Performance is strongly emphasising the performing aspect in the student. All subjects are meant to build the music student as a performer and a reflected artist in his own field. The programme is fit for both classical and jazz/improvisation oriented students.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor´s degree in Musical Performance. All qualified applicants will be required to participate in auditions. Please refer to the website for detailed application instructions. The deadline for international applicants is 1 January.

LEARNING OUTCOMES The programme offers students a choice of various profiles for specialisation in such areas as opera or orchestral work. Students will acquire broad expertise in musical performance as well as a theoretical framework for further research or for participation in musical life in society. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master of Arts in Musical Performance qualifies graduates for specialised musical performance work as soloists, in orchestral or chamber music ensembles, or for continued higher studies either in Norway or abroad.

CONTACT INFORMATION music-dance@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/music

Jana Jovanovic, Serbia - Master of Arts in Musical Performance - Classical I have undergone a process of extensive growth and development during my studies at the UiS, both as a person and as a singer. The staff of the Department of Music and Dance possess a high level of professionalism. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with distinguished musicians.

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Extension Studies in Music Performance Classical/Improvisation 60 ECTS

One-year programme

This programme is based on a combination of one-to-one tuition and ensemble groups. This will vary in the different subjects chosen. The learning environment is varied and will consist of teaching from your main teacher, ensemble (projects), individual rehearsals and cooperation with Bjergsted Cultural Park partners. Every subject in the Extension Studies Programme consists of 30 ECTS, where one of them is complusory: VIA100 - Main Instrument. In order to make a full-time study you will combine one of the other subjects with the Main Instrument subject. Other subjects are Chamber Music/Ensemble Music, Accompaniment, Second Study Instrument (specialization), or Wind and Brass Conducting. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A completed bachelor´s degree in Music Performance is required. All qualified applicants will be required to participate in auditions. Please refer to the website for detailed application instructions. The deadline for international applicants is 1 January.

Music Production and Recording Programme 60 ECTS

One-year programme

This programme is suitable for the music or engineering graduate. It provides students with a combination of musical and technical skills required for professional music recording. It includes a review of relevant music and engineering subjects, music recording/production techniques, studio and musical acoustics, critical listening and interpretation, and practical work. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS On completing this programme, the student can work in a professional music production and recording environment. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A completed bachelor´s degree in Music or a related field is required. Applicants who do not possess formal qualifications can certify their appropriate knowledge and skills through satisfactory documentation of relevant experience. Please refer to the website for detailed application instructions. The deadline for international applicants is 1 January.

Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance Classical 60 ECTS

One-year programme

CONTACT INFORMATION music-dance@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/music

The Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance is a study in instrumental or vocal performance. The programme is aimed at international students or others who want to dedicate a year to concentrating on a limited section of the repertoire (such as Norwegian music) or technical studies, or simply to study with a certain teacher after having graduated from a university or academy in Norway or abroad. The programme would normally comprise a year of specialisation after a master’s degree, for example. It is divided into four main areas: solo instrument, ensemble, interpretation and concert performances/productions. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A completed master degree in Music Performance is required. All qualified applicants will be required to participate in auditions. The deadline for international applicants is 1 January.

NB! The one-year programmes do not qualify for any degree, but are designed as a supplement to the graduate BA- or MA- programmes.

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Science in Biological Chemistry 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme A substantial feature of the MSc in Biological Chemistry is a ninemonth research project. At the UiS, students will be part of an international research group working in the forefront of organelle biology, environmental adaptation of plants and microorganisms, and computational biology. They will acquire experience in various analytical techniques and research methods, and get training in the presentation of scientific results. During the first year, students attend classes in biophysical chemistry and bioinformatics, and take practical courses in molecular biology. Optional subjects can be chosen in environmental science, food science, chemistry or computational biology. LEARNING OUTCOMES The student will acquire a theoretical basis in chemical and molecular biology methods, and master practical techniques such as PCR, heterological protein expression, isolation of organelles and the application of methods in biophysical chemistry. They will master the use of bioinformatic methods for obtaining and analysing the properties of biologically important molecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins and enzymes. During work on their master’s thesis, the student will acquire knowledge in a special research field and place the results obtained in an international perspective. In writing this thesis, the student will have achieved an international standard for scientific documentation. Graduates will also have developed valuable transferable skills in communication, problem-solving and scientific investigation.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master of Science in Biological Chemistry qualifies graduates for work in various research and industrial arenas. Previous graduates have found work in laboratories linked to hospitals, the oil industry, food processing, academic institutions and various other institutions needing advisers. This master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Biological Chemistry offered by the UiS. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, or an equivalent and relevant degree. A sound knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry/molecular biology is a prerequisite for admission.

CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/biochemistry

Nancy Donawita Haro, Indonesia - Master of Science in Biological Chemistry There are many different ways of trying to make sense of nature and life itself. To me, it’s always been interesting to learn and understand the biological and chemical basis, the themes that hold all living organisms together. I have just submitted my master’s thesis, in which I studied one of the proteins in photosynthesis machinery in plants. I think plants are our future. They can be our source of food, medicine and even energy. Plants are so smart. I’ve had a great time studying biological chemistry at the UiS. I’ve experienced the international city of Stavanger, with its incredible surrounding landscapes, combined with an encouraging study environment and various student activities on campus (like climbing, Coffee Around the World and salsa, to mention just a few). Imagine that!

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Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master of Science in Computer Science 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Advances in information technology and computer science during recent years have been tremendous. People’s day-to-day lives are increasingly influenced by work at this exciting frontier. A solid foundation in such topics as distributed systems, computer security, semantic technology and integrated services, and image processing allows students to take part in shaping the future development of their field of study. LEARNING OUTCOMES With a master’s degree in computer science, graduates should be able to design, model, simulate and develop advanced network-based computer systems with a focus on reliability and security. They should also be capable of exploiting wireless communication systems, sensor networks and distributed systems. The programme provides a broad foundation in the field of computer science. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS This degree will open up a wide variety of exciting career opportunities. A few examples include development of advanced file sharing systems based on mobile agent technology, smart digital maps and geographic information systems, security in the next-generation internet, and development of solutions for e-commerce with the focus on security and automatic error recovery. This master’s degree can qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Information Technology at the UiS.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with at least 50 ECTS of computer science/engineering courses, plus a total of 30 ECTS in mathematics and statistics.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: computerscience@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/computerscience

Long Cui,China - Master of Science in Computer Science Two years ago when I was an ordinary postgraduate student in China, I would be hard-pressed to imagine life in a foreign country. It took a long time before I made my final decision by weighing the pros and cons of studying abroad. One day my professor said to me, “Try it! You never know until you try it out.”, and he also highly recommended the University of Stavanger, which has a strong bond with the Chinese university I studied in. After learning about the UIS from some of its graduates and my friends in Norway, I decided to apply. After settling down and enjoying the splendid cityscape, I started my normal study life. I have to say that it is very exciting to be a student at this university. The way some professors teach us is very inspiring and their dedication to science exploration has been motivating me. As a student of the Computer Science you can participate in many interesting projects, which is also very important for your future career. As half of my student life has now passed, I want to say that I really obtained much from studying here. I really appreciate the time being at the UiS.

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Science in Environmental Technology 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme This programme aims to provide motivated students with the knowledge and skills required to become responsible water managers and engineers. It incorporates two streams of specialisation: - Offshore Environmental Engineering - Water Science and Technology The main aim of the offshore environmental engineering specialisation is to combine subjects in offshore oil and gas exploration, operation and maintenance, production technologies and environmental management. The programme suits students interested in practical, technological and administrative techniques for sound environmental management in the offshore industry. The specialisation in water science and technology is focused on aquatic chemistry and ecology, and technologies for water and waste-water treatment. It seeks to provide students with fundamental and advanced insights into aquatic chemistry, environmental biotechnology and water process engineering.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master of Science in Environmental Technology qualifies for positions in governmental and private research institutions, public and private environmental management and technical consultancies, and as environmental engineers in industry. The programme also qualifies graduates for admission to the PhD programme in Offshore Technology or Biological Chemistry offered at the UiS. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology and at least 30 ECTS in mathematics/statistics. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in related areas will also be considered if having undertaken a minimum 30 credits of applied chemistry, applied microbiology/biotechnology or similar subjects.

LEARNING OUTCOMES After completing the programme, graduates can participate in technical and scientific projects on the water environment and pollution. That includes management, planning, execution and final reporting and/or publishing. Graduates will be able to evaluate and analyse environmental conditions in water and suggest actions to improve conditions.

CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/environmentalmaster

Valeri A. Razafimanantsoa, Madagascar - Master of Science in Environmental Technology Happiness, success and progress – these three words can summarise what I have experienced at the UiS. Meeting people from all over the world was just a wonderful experience, in terms of culture, food and friendship. The studies themselves are a combination of theory and practice, covering all aspects of environmental problems and their solutions. And the state-of-the-art nature of this MSc programme is all the knowledgeable lecturers. I think the UiS has a lot to offer international students.

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Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Mathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The programme focuses primarily on mathematical and physical modelling. LEARNING OUTCOMES The main learning outcome of the programme is advanced knowledge about the modelling of mathematical and physical systems. Furthermore, the student should be able to demonstrate an ability to synthesise appropriate mathematical concepts and methods in order to analyse and solve relevant problems. Having completed the programme, the student should: - know about and be able to use advanced mathematical methods and theories related to different mathematical and physical problems - have gained insight into specialised areas of physics through mathematical formulation, analysis and modelling - be able to apply tools from mathematical modelling to adjacent areas and to technological problems - be able to carry out, present and document a comprehensive independent piece of work where the terminology and concepts of the subject area are used. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Given the learning outcomes listed above, the MSc in Mathematics and Physics will provide a general basis for a significant degree

of freedom over a future professional career. The programme gives the candidate a versatile and solid platform for handling new and specialised areas. Combined with the training in approaching and solving problems in an analytical and systematic way, this provides a background useful for research, education, administration, supervision, and knowledge- and technology-based industry. This master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Mathematics and Physics offered at the University of Stavanger. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and/or Physics is required. Other degrees with documented corresponding in-depth extent of mathematics and physics courses may be considered. All candidates have to document at least 120 ECTS points in Mathematics/Physics.

CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/mathphys

Dmitry Shogin, Russia - PhD student in Mathematics and Physics The Mathematics and Physics programme is one of the newest at the University of Stavanger and is therefore intensely developed. To study Mathematics and Physics at the UiS means to do real scientific research following the latest tendencies in modern science. At the UiS I have found a perfect opportunity to do an interesting job which I like. I appreciate the relationship between students, professors and administration staff. We are working in a calm, friendly atmosphere of mutual respect and support. In my opinion, Ph.D studies give you brilliant perspectives to become a real researcher or a teacher with a strong scientific background. Stavanger is a beautiful city with rich cultural history, and I really feel myself at home. Norway is an amazing country where people are kind and friendly. I admire Norwegian nature. Since I like hiking tours in the mountains and along the sea coast, Norway has become a perfect combination for me: an interesting job, stability in life and exciting free-time activities. The University of Stavanger is a ladder that brings you up to success and self-realization. 13


The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The Department of Petroleum Engineering is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education worldwide. The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry. This programme has an international profile and accommodates both Norwegian and foreign students. University degrees in petroleum engineering have been offered by the UiS since 1971. The MSc programme prepares students for careers in the international oil and gas industry and may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Petroleum Engineering offered at the UiS. The MSc Programme in Petroleum Engineering offers the following specialisations: - Natural Gas Engineering - Reservoir Engineering - Well Engineering ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or equivalent with at least 30 ECTS in mathematics/statistics/calculus of probability. Competitive academic standards are required.

Natural Gas Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to handle problems related to the engineering aspects of production, processing and transport of natural gas. That may also include topics related to gas conversion and storage and the economic and legal aspects of industrial and private use of natural gas. The programme is focusing on up- and midstream activities, while less attention is given to downstream activities.

Reservoir Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to design and plan exploitation of oil and gas fields and to analyse and solve different reservoir engineering problems. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry and qualifies for a broad range of positions in reservoir engineering with both operators and service companies.

Well Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to design and plan different types of wells and well operations, and to analyse and solve various well problems. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme qualifies for a broad range of positions in drilling and production with both operators and service companies. It also qualifies for other industries where drilling is carried on, such as mining, underground water and geothermal applications.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Candidates completing a MSc degree in Natural Gas Engineering may find interesting work opportunities in the whole gas chain “from reservoir to kitchen”. Basic knowledge in gas related subjects is a prerequisite in the development of future energy sources, – supply and – management. The programme has been developed in close cooperation between academia and international gas industry.

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Maiya Medetbekova, Kazakhstan - Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Having studied at the UiS for one year I can say that the course content in Reservoir Engineering is interesting and intensive. Each course subject has its own specialty, challenging individual and teamwork tasks which enhanced my analytical and problem solving skills, and the programme has provided the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment. Moreover, the university has a variety of student board organisations that work primarily to improve the social life of students and make it more exciting. In addition, for those who are keen on sport and outdoor activities, Norway is the best place to do so.

Dhruvit Berawala, India - Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering I chose UiS primarily because of its association with centres and institutes such as IRIS, COREC, and CPPF, and well-equipped laboratories. The collaboration with various oil and gas companies provides a strong research base to pursue my degree. Studying at UiS brought an added value to my personal life. It gives the opportunity to meet excellent professors who are there to communicate their knowledge and their know-how, thereby enabling us to develop within the system. The small size of the classes allowed the use of better learning methods, which also implied a better atmosphere. The curriculum is designed keeping in view the industry needs and thus the notions learnt in class are realistic and close to the requirements of the labour market.

Unegbu Celestine Tobenna, Nigeria - Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Studying petroleum engineering (drilling) at the UiS was very fulfilling for me. We had an international class with people from various countries. Think of attending a university closely connected with the industry – we were literally inside it. We even took some courses in various companies. Our field trips were also very interesting: one to the Pyrenees and another to Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic, 1 000 kilometres from the North Pole. At the end of my studies, I really must say I couldn’t have asked for more.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: ipt.service@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/petmaster

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger established a Master’s programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering in 2010. This is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production in the petroleum industry. LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to solve geoscience problems by integrating different types of surface and subsurface data used in the oil industry and integrating such information with petroleum engineers. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry, and qualifies for a broad range of positions in this business, both at operators and in the service sector. It also qualifies for other positions where the geosciences are applied, such as construction, mining, underground water and environmental geology. A completed master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the UiS.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: ipt.service@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/geologyengineering

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering or a bachelor’s degree in Geosciences or Engineering, with 30 ECTS in mathematics/statistics/calculus of probability, and 40 ECTS in geosciences (geology/geophysics).

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Anastasia Titova, Russia - Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering After completing my first degree and obtaining 2 years of work experience I realized I wanted to enrich my education with cutting-edge knowledge related directly to the petroleum industry. Geoscience students have a highly comprehensive programme and have to study hard and smartly. Generally speaking, I was surprised to see how much support and help the University provides to its students. For example, there are a lot of entertainment activities and career events, different student organizations, and a wonderful sports center near the faculty building. The most important discovery I’ve made is that the University is open to new ideas. For example, students can develop their own projects, organize events, meetings, participate in new cooperation and have the opportunity to launch something new. It is important that we have an opportunity to learn from highly experienced professionals both in academics and the industrial sphere. During the studies we participate in different projects and competitions such as the Imperial Barrel Award Program, and we can also be teaching assistants. We are also provided with different software and courses (Landmark, Petrel, RMS, Move, Matlab etc. – the most popular among petroleum companies).

Paul Edward Rhodes, the United Kingdom - Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering The University of Stavanger (UiS) was a natural choice for pursuing studies in a petroleum based discipline, given its location in the heart of the petroleum industry, certainly in Norway, if not the whole of northern Europe. UiS has a clear advantage over many other universities offering similar programmes in that it is able to draw upon locally based companies in various ways, for example; sponsorship for field work expenses; use of specialist equipment and providing opportunities to receive many lectures and some entire courses from experts working full time for some of the largest industry operator companies in the world. One of the strengths of the Petroleum Geoscience Engineering programme at UiS is the availability of exceptionally high quality professional workstations loaded with the major software programs used by companies in both exploration and production geology. Prior to using these complex programs for class projects, external professional training is provided by the program developers. Such courses are usually only available to industry professionals. I am aware that these skills are not usually expected from graduates, therefore this provides students of the programme with a distinct advantage recognised by hiring companies in the industry, increasing employability.

Isabel Rodriguez Gomez, Spain - Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering Since I arrived here everything has been great! The university and the student associations give plenty of opportunities to meet new people by offering different activities and parties. This is a very international university so in less than one month I had friends from all over the world, some of whom I know will be friends for life. There is also a great sport center where you can disconnect from your studies and nice cafeterias for drinking coffee while chilling with your classmates. Regarding my Master’s program, I have to say that it happened to be even better than I expected. Professors, both from the university and from companies, are highly qualified and teach in a very practical way, which is also very different from what I am used to in my hometown university (University of Madrid). Although it has been hard, after one year of my master’s I feel much more prepared for my future professional life. Furthermore, the Petroleum Geosciences department offers so many opportunities for attending courses and conferences or getting involved with projects that enrich the academic life.

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

Master of Science in Offshore Technology 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The University of Stavanger has established a research and educational basis in oil and gas technology that has attracted students not only from Norway, but also from many other parts of the world. The MSc in Offshore Technology incorporates three streams of specialisation: - Industrial Asset Management - Marine and Subsea Technology - Risk Management PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Graduates will be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore oil and gas industry and for offshore wind power. They will also be qualified for many attractive positions in traditional industries. This master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Offshore Techno-logy offered at the UiS.

Industrial Asset Management

LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will have gained a knowledge of engineering and management of advanced, complex and integrated industrial assets and production facilities/systems. They will be qualified to participate in technology development and management of offshore production facilities in all life cycle phases, such as design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, modification and removal.

Marine and Subsea Technology

LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will have a knowledge of systems and operations related to subsea petroleum production and offshore wind power. They will also acquire a thorough knowledge of systems and operations related to installation by combining basic mechanical engineering subjects with marine technology. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Marine Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent. Additionally, 1 semester (1/2 year) of courses in mathematics with good grades are required.

Risk Management

LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will have a knowledge of reliability and risk analysis, quantification of reliability, decision-making approaches and precautionary principles. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline. Additionally, 1 semester (1/2 year) of courses in mathematics with good grades are required.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline. However, applicants with engineering degrees in Mechanical, Civil, Marine, Manufacturing, Production, Chemical process, Mechatronics, etc., with a strong focus on technology, engineering and management of physical assets (machines, equipment, processes, production plants, etc.), technical production processes and industrial experience will be given preference. Additionally, 1 semester (1/2 year) of courses in mathematics with good grades are required.

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Riad El-Wardani, Australia - Master of Science in Offshore Technology The MSc in Offshore Technology has given me the skills I need in coming up with practical solutions to everyday challenges for the asset management of subsea systems. Working with Statoil on the Statfjord intrafield pipeline system, I have been able to apply the knowledge acquired through my studies and see the direct relevance of what I am learning to the workplace. Lecturers who have been in the industry for more than 20 years or who are still industry-based provide invaluable information on the practical application of what you learn in the classroom. After my first year on the master’s programme, I was promoted by one of my industry-based professors and ended up joining Statoil as a summer student before continuing to work for it part-time during my semesters. Away from the lecture theatres and laboratories, the UiS offers a vibrant student life. Different events are always happening on and around campus, from concerts at the Folken student centre to sports competitions and cultural presentation at the Bokkafé cafe. We even have a student bar. During my time at the UiS, I also took part in the volleyball team and joined regular indoor football sessions at the student sports centre.

Christopher Brons-Illing, Germany - Master of Science in Offshore Technology After my Bachelor degree in Maritime Technology I was working three years as a technical project coordinator for an offshore wind farm project. I had a very specific mind-set of what I would expect from a Master’ss degree program. Before I finally made up my mind on where to go, I attended a few lectures (marine operations) here in Stavanger as a guest student the year earlier. The lecture experience and the composition of the course content from the Offshore Technology program fully convinced me. Academically the University of Stavanger (UiS) differs a lot from my last institution. Here you have fewer subjects, however a much greater in-depth knowledge is taught. This means you have to study a lot and consistently. However, the campus offers a great studying environment. The other reason why I choose Stavanger was the ocean. I am a passionate kite surfer and therefore I need the beaches nearby. Speaking about work-life balance, the Norwegians really know how to do that. Norway is a sports and outdoor haven. The University Sports Center is exceptionally good, even offering indoor climbing facilities. Everybody is on their feet and you have numerous possibilities to be active and enjoy the great nature. You will never be bored.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: offshoremaster@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/offshoremaster

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Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

European Master of Art in Migration and Intercultural Relations 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme In the 21st century, migration processes increasingly contribute to the shaping of societies. The presence of migrants consequently adds emphasis to intercultural relations and communication, which are of key importance for social cohesion. The European Master of Arts in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) responds to this trend by providing a state-of-the-art education in theoretical concepts, empirical methods and trans-disciplinary approaches to migration studies. The EMMIR has been jointly developed by seven institutions: - University of Oldenburg, Germany - University of Stavanger, Norway - University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic - University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia - Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan - Makerere University Kampala, Uganda - Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda. The programme is administered by the University of Oldenburg, and students must commence their studies in Germany. After the first semester, they can decide where they will go on exchange to other partner institutions. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Master of Arts in Migration and Intercultural Relations is a two-year full-time programme with a blended learning approach – in other words, ICT-supported distance learning elements combined with on-site teaching and student and teacher mobility. During the programme, the student must present individual coursework papers, complete an internship and conduct research as the basis for a thesis of 30 ECTS. They must earn credits from a minimum of three of the awarding institutions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have acquired a detailed overview of historical and contemporary migration processes, their structures and their consequences, as well as expert knowledge in specific areas. They will also be able to make critical evaluations of categories of and approaches to migration research, and to apply these in a reflective manner, to define problems and research questions, and to design and conduct research projects independently. In addition, they will acquire competence in teamwork in intercultural and transcultural contexts, and in handling new media and communication technologies. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations qualifies graduates for professional and academic work in the area of migration and in various intercultural contexts. Graduates also qualify for admission to a number of doctoral programmes. They will be awaded a joint degree from all the partner institutions. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in a field related to Migration Studies, such as Social sciences, History, Cultural Studies, Educational Sciences, Law, Economics, Development Studies or Journalism. More information is available at http://www.emmir.org

Thea Grydeland Ersvik, Norway

CONTACT INFORMATION emmir@uni-oldenburg.de

- European Master of Art in Migration and Intercultural Relations The EMMIR is a unique melting pot. It has introduced me to new places, fabulous people and interesting topics, and taken me on exciting adventures. The EMMIR has thereby allowed me to combine my two favourite interests: traveling and learning about people and cultures.

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Master’s degree programmes 2016-2017

European Master in Social Work with Families and Children (MFAMILY) 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme MFAMILY Master’s programme has been developed by University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of Stavanger (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda). MFAMILY is proud of the active participation of 26 associate partners, which gives the programme a truly global character, and a great potential to respond to needs in skills development, teaching, research and employability in the area of social work with children and families. The programme is administered by the University Institue of Lisbon, and students must commence their studies in Portugal. After the first semester, students will study in Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their Master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Europen Master in Social Work with Families and Children addresses the improvement of knowledge and skills for people working with interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families. MFAMILY will develop an education that will provide unique knowledge and innovative competences for international comparative child and family social work. Students will be updated on the latest research and practices on social work interventions for vulnerable children and families.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme aims to enhance postgraduate students’ employability by helping to improve their skills as well as their theoretical knowledge. Students will be well equipped to implement EU plans to protect children from violence, as well as to help deal with the pressure many modern families experience. The students will hold unique competences that are demanded from local and national governmental institutions as well as from NGOs and private actors in the field of social work and social welfare. The qualified students from MFAMILY will represent a group with expert knowledge in a field with great demand for new solutions, especially in times of economic downturn. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme builds upon a first degree such as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology or an equivalent qualification. More information is available at http://mfamily.iscte-iul.pt/

CONTACT INFORMATION mfamily@iscte.pt

Aoun Aimee, Libanon - Erasmus Mundus Master program in Social Work with Children and Families For the first time, in my student status, I felt that my opinion was valued and taken into account. I also appreciated the internships we did in Stavanger during which we met with many professionals and politicians who managed to spare some of their time for us. The peak experience was when the regional department invited us for a dinner in the canning museum. It was an intensive, well organized program that fed the curiosity of students thirsty for knowledge.

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Exchange Students The exchange portfolio of the University of Stavanger has been expanding rapidly in recent years, resulting in increased student mobility. The UiS participates in exchange programmes such as Erasmus+ and Nordplus, and has also established numerous bilateral exchange agreements with partner institutions both in non-European and European countries. Only students enrolled in these partner institutions may apply for an exchange. Visit http://www.uis.no/exchangeapplication/ for information on how to apply. Exchange students are expected to take a full-time workload of 20 - 30 ECTS per semester. The language of instruction in the exchange programme is English. Students from Nordic countries or those who can document proficiency in a Scandinavian language may take subjects in Norwegian.

Photo: Morten Berentsen/UiS

Amanda Allshouse, USA - Exchange student, The Faculty of Social Science Studying abroad in Norway really was the highlight of my university experience. Especially studying Hotel and Tourism Management, being abroad and learning how people from other countries think and behave broadened my perspective by leagues. The classes I was enrolled in were pretty interesting, and the teachers really knew how to spin the material to generate class discussions that took advantage of the diversity in the classroom. We learned the most, I think, when we got on tangents and began asking questions of our peers and learning how the hospitality industry looked to them in their own country. The understanding I gained of these worldwide perspectives was one of the most valuable aspects I took home from my semester abroad.

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COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

Hotel and Tourism BACHELOR’S COURSES Autumn semester USV150 Hotel and Restaurant Management BHO301 Organisational Communication BRL370 Adventure Tourism and Entrepreneurship BRL390 Globally Responsible Tourism

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

MASTER’S COURSES Autumn semester MHR115 Applied Social Sciences Research Methods MHR175 Psychology: Employee- and Customer Experiences MHR180 Research Methodology and Philosophy MHR185 Organizational Identity and Public Relations MHR190 Leadership and Strategy MHR270 Contemporary Perspectives on Hospitality and Tourism Leadership MHR280 Development and Management of Nature Based Experiences MHR290 Service Management Models

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester MHR195 Diversity Management MHR210 Event and Meeting Management MHR220 Tourism - Theory and Phenomenon

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

Business Administration BACHELOR’S COURSES Autumn semester BØK250 Marketing 10 ECTS BØK345 Marketing Research 10 ECTS BØK385 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 10 ECTS BØK365 Industrial Organization 10 ECTS BØK405 Information and Technology Management 10 ECTS Spring semester BØK375 International Business 10 ECTS BØK350 Operation Management 10 ECTS BØK285 Financial Markets and Institutions 10 ECTS BØK395 Consumer Behaviour and Research 10 ECTS MASTER’S COURSES Autumn semester MØA120 Microeconomic Analysis 10 ECTS MØA130 Business Cycle Analysis 10 ECTS MØA145 Econometric Analysis 10 ECTS MØA155 Financial Economics 10 ECTS MØA210 Derivatives and Risk Management in Energy Markets 10 ECTS MØA240 Strategy 10 ECTS MØA255 Operations Management 10 ECTS MØA275 Individual and Organizational Decision Making 10 ECTS MØA300 Economics of Human Resource Management 10 ECTS MØA305 Business Innovation 10 ECTS MØA350 Environmental and Resource Economics 10 ECTS MØA370 Valuation 10 ECTS MØA400 Trading in Financial Markets 10 ECTS 23


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COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

Business Administration MASTER’S COURSES Spring semester MØA185 Strategic Sourcing 10 ECTS MØA205 Investments 10 ECTS MØA220 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 10 ECTS MØA265 Marketing Strategy 10 ECTS MØA280 Empirical Labour Economics 10 ECTS MØA285 Economics of Energy Markets 10 ECTS MØA290 Applied Game Theory 10 ECTS MØA295 Empirical Methods in Finance 10 ECTS MØA310 Corporate Finance 10 ECTS MØA415 Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship 10 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

Nursing

BACHELOR’S COURSES Autumn semester USVP10 Clinical Practice in Surgical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service 15 ECTS USVP20 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service 15 ECTS USVP30 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Surgical Nursing 20 ECTS USVP40 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service 20 ECTS USV160 Public Health/Health Promotion/Health Pedagogics 5 ECTS USV170 Elective topic 10 ECTS Spring semester USVP10 Clinical Practice in Surgical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service USVP20 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service USVP30 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Surgical Nursing USVP40 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service

15 ECTS 15 ECTS 20 ECTS 20 ECTS

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

Music The Department of Music and Dance offer exchange studies on BA- or MA levels as an “international semester” (30 ECTS), or as a one-year extension study programme (60 ECTS). The set-up of subjects can be flexible, based on a combination of teaching activities and active projects. This will be organized individually due to the requirements from the student’s home institution and curriculum. Examples of activities are Music Performance (Classical, Jazz/Improvisation), Chamber Music (Accompaniment or General), Jazz Improvisation, Composition and Arrangement or Conducting.

The Faculty of Arts and Education

THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Music and Dance has application deadlines and admission procedures that differ from the general admission procedures at UiS. Application deadlines are 1 March for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester. CONTACT INFORMATION music-dance@uis.no www.uis.no/music

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COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

Education COMPARATIVE EDUCATION BACHELOR’S LEVEL Spring semester only EIS110 Inclusive Education EIS120 Music Crossing Borders EIS150 Migration and Intercultural Relations EIS155 Drama in Early Childhood Education EIS170 Extension module: School Experience OUTDOOR EDUCATION BACHELOR’S LEVEL Spring semester only UDR102 Outdoors in the Wintertime UDR103 Outdoor Life in the School’s Local Environment UDR100 Outdoor Life: Forest, High Mountains, Lake and River, Springtime UDR101 Outdoor Life: Coast

COMPARATIVE EDUCATION: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online.

30 ECTS 8 ECTS 6 ECTS 6 ECTS 6 ECTS 10 ECTS

30 ECTS

CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no

15 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

Further information: www.uis.no/ces

DRAMA IN EDUCATION Spring semester only GLU0083 Drama and Cultural Communication

30 ECTS

ENGLISH DIDACTICS IN TEACHER EDUCATION Autumn semester GLU1034 English 2: English Teaching Methodology 2 (grades 1-7) GLU2034 English 2: English Teaching Methodology 2 (grades 5-10) GLU1035 English Language, Culture and Literature (grades 1-7) GLU2035 English Language, Culture and Literature (grades 5-10)

OUTDOOR EDUCATION, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITTERATURE AND CULTURE, LITERACY STUDIES:

15 ECTS 15 ECTS 15 ECTS 15 ECTS

Spring semester GLU1033 English Teaching Methodology 1 for Primary school student teachers (grades 1-7) GLU2033 English Teaching Methodology 1 for Middle/Secondary school student teachers (grades 5-10) GLU1032 English Linguistics for Teachers (grades 1-7) GLU2032 English Linguistics for Teachers (grades 5-10)

15 ECTS 15 ECTS 15 ECTS 15 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no

English Language and Literature

Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

BACHELOR’S LEVEL Autumn semester ENG115 An Introduction to Literature in English ENG145 Introduction to the English Language ENG270 Specialisation in English Language and Literature

15 ECTS 15 ECTS 15 ECTS

Spring semester ENG175 American Literature and Culture ENG195 English Phonetics and Phonology ENG370 Specialisation in English with research paper

15 ECTS 15 ECTS 15 ECTS

Literacy Studies MASTER’S LEVEL Autumn semester MLI315 English Writing: Function, Form and Change MLI305 Authors, Texts and Readers Spring semester MLI335 First and Second Language Literacy Development MLI345 Text Analysis in Linguistics, Literature and Culture

15 ECTS 15 ECTS

15 ECTS 15 ECTS

DRAMA IN EDUCATION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have completed at least one year of higher education from a partner institution, preferably in the field of education, visual arts, or communication. Applicant must also provide a brief letter of motivation when applying. CONTACT INFORMATION admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

All exchange courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology are at the master’s level, with the exception of the courses marked with *.

Computer Science Autumn semester DAT320 Operating Systems* DAT500 Data-Intensive Systems DAT510 Security and Vulnerability in Network DAT530 Discrete Simulation and Performance Analysis DAT610 Web Search and Data Mining ELE510 Image Processing with Robot Vision STA510 Statistical Modelling and Simulation

Spring semester DAT310 Web Programming and Interaction Design* DAT520 Distributed Systems DAT600 Algorithm theory ELE520 Pattern Recognition

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

Mathematics and Natural Science Autumn semester BIO500 Biophysical Chemistry BIO510 Bioinformatics BIO520 Biotechnology Methods FYS500 Classical Mechanics and Field Theory MAT500 Mathematical Modellling MLJ500 Water Chemistry MLJ510 Natural Water Systems MLJ520 Environmental Microbiology MLJ530 Environmental Process Analysis MLJ540 Instrumental Analysis MLJ640 Biodegradation and Bioremediation MLJ650 Aquatic Ecotoxicology MLJ690 Methods in Water Sciences and Technology STA 500 Introduction to Statistics and Probability 2 STA 510 Statistical Modelling and Simulation Spring semester BIO200 Biochemistry* BIO210 Biotechnology* BIO560 Molecular Cancer Biology BIO570 Research Seminars 1 BIO580 Protein Biochemistry BIO600 Food Microbiology MAT320 Differential Equations* MLJ550 Advanced Organic Chemistry MLJ600 Interfacial Water Chemistry MLJ610 Water Technology and Membranes MLJ620 Wastewater Treatment MLJ630 Separation Technology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an ex- change agreement with the UiS. Only candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for courses at master’s level. Admission to subjects with laboratorybased teaching depends on laboratory capacity. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION tnexchange@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

CONTACT INFORMATION exchange-hf@uis.no Updated and further information is available on: www.uis.no/languages

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS

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COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Autumn semester BYG200 Steel Constructions* MSK250 Finite Element Methods, basics* MSK260 Production and Manufacturing Technology* MSK545 Finite Element Methods, part 1 MSK560 Fluid Dynamics OFF515 Offshore Field Development OFF520 Pipelines and Risers OFF550 Subsea Technology OFF570 Human Factors, Technology and Organisational Issues OFF590 Industrial Services OFF600 Marine Operations OFF610 Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering

Spring semester BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1* BYG220 Concrete Constructions* BYG530 Plastic Analysis of Structures MSK530 Mechanics of Solids, Advanced Course MSK600 Computational Fluid Dynamics OFF510 Operations and Maintenance Management OFF540 Condition Monitoring and Management OFF560 Decision Engineering and Performance Management OFF580 Marine Technology and Design

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an ex- change agreement with the UiS. Only candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for courses at master’s level. Admission to subjects with laboratorybased teaching depends on laboratory capacity. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION tnexchange@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning Autumn semester BYG500 Plan and Analysis Methods BYG510 Urban Configuration Studio BYG640 Urban Development Project 3 IND500 Investment Analysis IND510 Project Management 1 RIS500 Risk Analysis and Management RIS600 Applied Risk Analysis Spring semester BYG610 Regional Urbanization BYG620 Urban Development Project 7 BYG630 Urban Development Project 8 IND520 Decision Analysis with Excel IND600 Project Management 2 RIS510 Reliability Analysis

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

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COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2016-2017

Petroleum Engineering Autumn semester GEO110 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy* GEO210 Structural Geology* GEO220 Basic Subsurface Interpretation Methods* GEO270 Advanced Geoscience Seminar* GEO500 Depositational Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy GEO510 Structural Styles and Basin Analysis GEO520 Seismic Reflection Methods GEO600 Seismic Interpretation GEO610 Petrophysics and Seismic Analysis Electives GEO620 Thesis Seminar GEO630 Applied Geosciences Methods PET500 PVT of Petroleum Reservoirs and Fluids PET505 Directional Drilling and Flowing Well Engineering PET510 Computational Reservoir and Well Modeling PET665 Reservoir Geomechanics

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester GEO100 Geology* GEO260 Geoscience Seminar* GEO280 Structural and Sedimentological Field Exercises* PET540 Natural Gas Processing and Transportation PET545 Gas Value Chain and Production PET550 Natural Gas Processing and Transportation PET565 Core Scale Modeling and Interpretation PET570 Reservoir Chemistry

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an ex- change agreement with the UiS. Only candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for courses at master’s level. Admission to subjects with laboratorybased teaching depends on laboratory capacity. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION tnexchange@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangecourses

Honoré Boudinout, France - Exchange student in Mechanical and Civil Engineering I did my exchange semester in the Faculty of Science and Technology, in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. The studies were very interesting, such as taking Subsea Technology that you cannot find anywhere else. UiS gave me the basic knowledge in petroleum engineering and introduced me to this field. The learning system quite different than in France, because you learn more by yourself and you can be more independent. There is not a high quantity of work, but you have to do it steadily. The good thing is that you have enough time to study and learn before exams. The life on campus is pleasant and the Orientation Week gives you all the tools you need, with a proficient and accurate International Office. The Sports Center is also very good, with the best facilities you can find, like I never seen before. In addition, I liked very much to see the mountains every morning, behind the buildings of the university. The thing I liked the most was to hike around Stavanger. I have never done it before and it’s a great opportunity to discover this side Norway and hang out with your friends. You can also go fishing along the coast (free of charge), go to the beach at the end of summer (even swimming, it’s not that cold) and take a boat to go to the islands around Stavanger. To put it in a nutshell, this was the fastest semester of my studies, and the best ever!

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NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAMME

Norwegian Language and Culture programme 60 ECTS

One-year programme

The aim of the programme is to provide an introduction to the Norwegian language, culture and society, and to prepare students for further studies in Norway. Over one year, students obtain the language qualifications necessary to study in Norwegian at university level. Norwegian Language and Culture is an intensive full-time programme which requires a lot of commitment and individual work. Attendance at lectures is obligatory and studies cannot be combined with full-time work. The programme commences in August. TARGET GROUP This full-time course for international students in Norwegian Language and Culture is a preparatory year for students who are applying for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees taught in Norwegian at the University of Stavanger. Priority will be given to applicants already residing in Norway. Admission to the Norwegian Language and Culture programme does not make a student eligible for a Norwegian student visa. Therefore, only applicants residing in Norway or those who come from Schengen countries can be admitted to this study programme.

In order to achieve this, the student must: - obtain proficiency in Norwegian, both written and oral - gain insight into Norwegian language and culture - become familiar with the Norwegian higher education system. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students are expected to fulfil the general admission requirements in order to secure admission to this programme. For more information about admission requirements and English language qualifications, visit www.uis.no/norlanguage

LEARNING OUTCOMES The overall aim is to bring the student up to the linguistic level necessary to take a degree programme in Norwegian at a university college or university in Norway.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/norlanguage

Klaudia Tolstow, Poland - Norwegian Language and Culture Programme The University of Stavanger is a very modern one and not only students of science and technology experience this. I really appreciate the fact that almost all formalities are done through online platforms. This eliminates the bureaucracy, waiting in queues, searching for the right office, taking trips to the university just to check if the results of the exam have been published, hunting for lecture materials, etc. With regards to the style of learning, it´s pretty much different than the one I grew up in. What I really appreciate here is the focus on critical thinking. The lecturers do not expect the students to just nod their heads and take things for granted but really encourage them to ask questions.

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All Faculties

PHD PROGRAMMES

PhD programmes Research training at the UiS equals a workload of three years, and is available for candidates who have completed a Master’s degree. It comprises courses, independent research in active collaboration with the academic adviser and other researchers, participation in active national and international research environments, a doctoral thesis, a trial lecture and a defence of the thesis. PhD degrees are granted in all the areas of research covered by the 11 PhD programmes. There is no deadline for applications to the doctoral programmes. Applicants are admitted throughout the year. Further requirements, information, guidelines and application forms can be found at http://www.uis.no/research-and-phd-studies/ In order to be admitted to one of the UiS PhD programmes, funding must be secured in advance or applied for together with the application for admission. Candidates may apply for scholarships from external sources of funding, such as the Research Council of Norway or relevant commercial or industrial companies.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES – PHD Chemistry and Biological Science Educational Sciences Information Technology Literacy Studies Management, Economics and Tourism Mathematics and Physics Health and Medicine Offshore Technology Petroleum Engineering Risk Management and Societal Safety Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society

The most common source of funding is a research fellow position at the UiS. These are advertised under “Job vacancies” at www.uis.no

Research: The University of Stavanger conducts advanced research both in its faculties and at a number of research centres.

RESEARCH INSTITUTE (50 % OWNED BY UIS) IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger

NATIONAL COMPETENCE CENTRES AT UIS Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research The Reading Centre

RESEARCH FACILITIES SAFER - Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research

CENTRES AT UIS / CENTRES ASSOCIATED TO UIS CIAM - Centre for Industrial Asset Management CIPSI - Centre for IP-based service innovation (pdf) CIR - Centre for Innovation Research CenSe - Centre for Sustainable Energy Solutions National IOR Centre of Norway SEROS - Centre for Risk Management and Societal Safety

Manish Budathoki, Nepal - Current PhD student/lecturer The reason why I chose UiS is because despite being a new university, it has been able to start up with new and trendy research. The thing that impressed me a lot here is that the faculty is very open to the research ideas of the students and is ready to take these up in the coursework and ultimately develop them into fullfledged research projects. I was working with peroxisome research during my Master’s thesis. After my Master’s degree I wished to continue my studies and UiS provided me with the opportunity to take a PhD in algal and plant molecular biology where I have been working for omega 3 enhancement in marine microalga. In a few words my life as a student at UiS can be described as exciting, career enhancing, and fun! 30


Practical information The academic year

Language requirements

The academic year at the UiS runs from mid-August to mid-June. It is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring).

All applicants must document their knowledge of English with sufficient scores in one of the following tests: - Test of English as a Foreign Language (ETS TOEFL®) - International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)

Admission and application EXCHANGE STUDENTS Application deadlines: 1 May for the autumn semester and 1 November for the spring semester. (1 April and 1 October for students in Social Work and Nursing). Students applying for Music and Dance must apply by 1 March for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester. MASTER’S PROGRAMMES Application deadline: 1 March for programmes commencing in August of the following academic year. MUSIC AND DANCE Application deadline: 1 January for programmes commencing in August of the following academic year. See admission and entrance requirements at www.uis.no/music International students who already live in Norway and speak Norwegian fluently can apply via the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna Opptak).

Costs and scholarships TUITION FEE Norwegian universities do not charge tuition fees. However, all students must pay a semester fee of about NOK 750 per semester. SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships for the international master’s programmes are earmarked for applicants from institutions which have formal collaboration agreements with UiS. For more information about scholarships, visit www.uis.no/practicalities. COST OF LIVING All applicants should be able to document financial means equivalent to full funding by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund at the current rate. For the 2016-2017 academic year, this amounts to approx. 100 000 NOK. Only half that amount is required for those planning to study for a single semester.

Min. scores and exemption reasons from language testing are available here: http://www.uis.no/language. Exchange students are not required to submit a test report, but they need a good command of English.

Orientation Week The Orientation Week is obligatory for all new international students. It provides them with an introduction to life in Norway and at the UiS. OW is a combination of social events and sessions at which students receive practical information. The range of topics stretches from the academic programme (registration, exams, tutorials, etc) to the city, bank and health system, and so forth. For more information about the OW and Arrival Days, please visit: www.uis.no/orientationweek.

Accommodation The cost of student accommodation varies from about NOK 3 500 to NOK 5 000 per month. Rooms are modestly furnished. For information on student housing, visit www.uis.no/accommodation. International students who apply within the deadline will be given priority. Due to the precarious housing situation in the Stavanger area we can no longer guarantee housing, but usually, all students who have applied within the deadline will receive a housing offer.

Norwegian language course The UiS arranges an introductory course in Norwegian for all international students. This is held in the evenings for a fee of 700 NOK. No academic credits are awarded for this course.

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