GEG2340 – Bachelor thesis in physical geography, geomatics and hydrology

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course is taken as the final part of a bachelor’s degree/preparation for an MSc. Students compile a project exercise, either individually or in groups, within the fields of physical geography, geomatics or hydrology

Learning outcome

Students learn to independently process field or laboratory data for solving specific problems.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And and in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

GEG2210 – Data Collection - Land Surveying and Digital Photogrammetry (discontinued), GEG2220 – Management and presentation of geodata (discontinued), GEG2230 – Spatial analyses of geographical information (discontinued) or GEG2110 – Geomorphological processes, GEG2120 – Natural resource management (discontinued), GEG2130 – Geomorphology of the Nordic countries or GEO2010 – Surface hydrology, GEO3020 – Soil- and groundwater


Seminars and individual guidance.


Your thesis will be presented in an oral exam which counts 100% in the final grade.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

External auditor: Ivar Berthling

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

This course was periodic evaluated in spring 2013 (pdf, in Norwegian).

Facts about this course






Every spring

Starting 2009, this course will only be given in the spring semester.


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)