GEO3000 - Project Thesis in Geology and Geography

Course content

This subject is taken as completion of a Bachelor degree or as preparation for Masters degree studies.  Students have to set up their own research project, preferably individually, within the fields of geology or geography.

Learning outcome

When you have taken this subject you will be able to:

  • carry out a simple research project on your own
  • apply both simple and more advanced methods within geology and geography to elucidate a specific problem
  • follow good reference practice and be familiar with dealing with scientific literature
  • understand how to plan and write a scientific report

Admission

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.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

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

One of these:

  • Mathematics R1
  • Mathematics (S1+S2)

And and in addition one of these:

  • Mathematics (R1+R2)
  • 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. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

Teaching

Seminars and individual supervision of the research project.  A compulsory dissertation on the project has to be written which, after it has been accepted, is the basis for an oral final examination.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: studieinfo@geo.uio.no

Examination

  • Written project thesis from the research project must be approved before the student is allowed to sit the final oral examination.
  • The final oral examination of the project thesis counts for 100% of the grade.
  • If there are more than 10 students on the course there will be no oral examination and the written project assignment counts 100%.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

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.

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.

Withdrawal from an examination

Exam attempts for this course are counted together with exam attempts in GEO2340 and GEO3340 - Bachelor thesis in physical geography, geomatics and hydrology. The combined upper limit is three attempts.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

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

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Spring 2020

Examination

Spring 2020

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)