The job market for candidates with geoscience qualifications is good, both in Norway and abroad. There are many opportunities, for example in the fields of 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 research institute, which is a good way to get to know the employment market from the inside.
You will find people with a background in geoscience working in public administration, and in the public and private sector in Norway and abroad. Here are some examples of places where geoscientists educated at UiO are employed (in Norwegian).
The master's programme has close connections with a range of external institutes and private companies, including 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 alumni work in these institutes and companies.
The master's programme also closely cooperates with research environments and centres like The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED).
A master’s degree is a good foundation for a career in upper secondary education or in the education sector in general.
After completing your master’s degree, you may consider Ph.D studies. 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