The job market for candidates with geoscience qualifications is good, both in Norway and abroad. There are many opportunities, for example with hydropower, environmental geology and natural hazards, geomatics, the petroleum industry, weather forecasting or mining. You will have the opportunity to write your master’s thesis in co-operation with a private company or a research institute, which is a good way to view the employment market from the inside.
You will find people educated in geoscience working in public administration, and in public and companies here and abroad. See some examples of places where geoscientists educated at UiO are employed (in Norwegian).
The master's programme has close cooperations with a range of external institutes and private companies, like the Norwegian Water Directorate, The Norwegian Geological Survey, the Meteorological Institute, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, The Norwegian Polar Institute, research institutions on Svalbard (UNIS), Bioforsk, CICERO, NIJOS, NORSAR, NIVA, Statoil and Hydro among others. Many of our graduates work in these institutes and companies.
The master's programme also cooperates closely with research environments and centres like The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED).
A master’s study is a good foundation if you aspire to a senior teaching or other position within the education sector.
One possible route after completing a master’s study is to go on to a Ph.D. You can read more about this at: Doctoral degree: PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
From studies to employment
The Career Services can provide:
- Career counseling
- Help with your CV, cover letter and preparations for the job interview