PhD school: Arctic Marine Ecosystem Research Network (ARCTOS)

Through the University of Tromsø, the ARCTOS PhD school offers several courses and workshops. Some of these courses are focused on marine ecology, others are relevant to all scientific fields and open for all PhD schools at UiT.


ARCTOS PhD students and affiliated students have priority in the PhD school courses, but other PhD students are welcome to apply as well. All courses and workshops are held in English.

A list of courses and workshops - the links in parentheses take you to the extensive course description on the ARCTOS pages (ARCTOS) or to the official UiT course page (UiT)

  • BIO-8516 [BIO-8517 when taken twice] Arctic Frontiers PhD/student workshop (4 ECTS) - annual workshop in concert with Arctic Frontiers conference on research proposal writing and more (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-8510 ARCTOS marine ecological research cruise Spitsbergen and Barents Sea (3 ECTS) - every 1-2 years at varying times of the year (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-8511 ARCTOS Marine ecological research cruise East Greenland (3 ECTS) - every 1-2 years in varying times of the year (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-3001 Anthropogenic pollution and environmental impact in marine Arctic environments I (15 ECTS) - annually in autumn, part of EWMA (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-3007 Ecotoxicology: A practical introduction to environmental monitoring tools - (5 ECTS) - annually in autumn, part of EWMA (ARCTOS / UIT)
  • BIO-8002 Anthropogenic pollution and environmental impact in marine Arctic environments II (1 ECTS) - continuation of BIO-3001 but can be taken separate, essay course, part of EWMA (ARCTOS / [UiT not available yet])
  • BIO-8003 Anthropogenic pollution and environmental impact in marine Arctic environments III (2 ECTS) - annually in autumn, colloquium course related to BIO-3001, part of EWMA (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-8504 ARCTOS Colloquiums (5 ECTS) - continuous throughout the year at UiT and other localities, sometimes with video conference setup to remote participants (ARCTOS / UiT)
  • BIO-8603 Philosophy of science and ethics (6  ECTS) - spring intensive short course on the ethics and science (ARCTOS / UIT)

Course relevant for PhD students but not organized by ARCTOS

  • FSK-8003 Leadership skills (2 ECTS) - autumn intensive short course at UiT. Preparation of PhD Students in different fields for their working environment (UiT)
  • FSK-8002 Communicating Science Module 1: Scientific writing  (3 ECTS) - sporadic course on scientific writing (UiT)

Program details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)Environmental protection (broad programmes)Natural environments and wildlife
Tagsecologyenvironmentcircumpolarfisheriessciencephdarctosethicsworkshop
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