Programme structure

Programme structure for students attending this study programme from fall 2018

Programme structure 2017

The master study is divided into four semesters. In some specializations, you take three semesters of courses and work on an individual master thesis during your last semester. In some other specializations, you take courses equivalent to two semesters and work with a longer two-semester thesis. The master thesis is done under the supervision of a thesis advisor.

There are three models of structure:

One year master thesis over three semesters

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester MSc course Master thesis
2. semester MSc course MSc course Master thesis
1. semester MSc course + HSE courses MSc course MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

One year master thesis over two semesters

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis
2. semester MSc course MSc course MSc course
1. semester MSc course + HSE courses MSc course MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

One semester master thesis, in the last semester

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester MSc course MSc course MSc course
2. semester MSc course MSc course MSc course
1. semester MSc course + HSE courses MSc course MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

In most specializations, the master thesis may be done in cooperation with a private company or a public research institute outside the University.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

There are compulsory HSE courses at the beginning of the first semester.

In addition, from autumn 2015 HMS0505 - Electricity Safety is required for attending some courses, this is specified in the course descriptions.

You are exempted from these course requirements if you have already completed the equivalent HSE courses in relation to a bachelor programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO.

For further information se website for transitional arrangements between old and new HSE courses.

Course evaluation

Feedback from our students is essential to us in our efforts to ensure and further improve the high quality of our programmes and courses. As a student at the University of Oslo you will therefore be asked to participate in various types of evaluation of our courses, facilities and services. All study programmes and courses are subject to continuous evaluation.

At regular intervals we also ask students enrolled in a particular programme or course to participate in a more comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of their programme or course.

Recognition of Master courses from former education

If you are admitted to the Masters Programme and you have completed Master courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Hand in the application to the Studies administration.

Application recognition of external courses (English): OpenDocument (odt) or PDF

Forms (Norwegian): OpenDocument (odt) or PDF

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master in Geosciences
Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2017 3:53 PM