Teaching and examinations

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching is very varied. During lectures, central parts of the syllabus will be gone through and illustrated with selected examples. At group lessons and during the work with semester assignments/field reports, you will have training in doing practical exercises. Compulsory assignments and oral presentations gives you training in expressing yourself in an academic language, both oral and written.

Excursions are a very important teaching method in geoscience, and many of the courses therefore have a compulsory excursion. By doing observations in field, you will form good scientific conceptions, and learn in a different way than you do by reading.


Mostly at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo (map)

Excursions and field trip

As a student at the Department of Geosciences, you get the opportunity to participate in excursions and field trips. The excursions can last for one day or up to two weeks, depending on the courses you take. Most of the excursions and field trips are mandatory.

See webpage with general information about going on field trips and excursions.

Forms of examination and assessment

Language of examination


Grading scale

The programme contains both courses using the pass/fail scale and courses using the grading scale with five steps from A to E for pass and F for fail, cf. ยง 6.1 i Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo (Norwegian only).

Each course description provides more information about the grading scale in use.


Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Dec. 5, 2014 4:03 PM