Course content

This course is taken as a completion of the Bachelor degree or as preparation for Masters degree studies.  Students have to work on their own project thesis, preferably individually, within the subject areas covered in the bachelorprogrammes Geologi og geografi and Geofysikk og klima.

Learning outcome

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

  • carry out a simple project thesis on your own
  • apply both simple and more advanced methods within subject areas in geosciences 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


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


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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


  • The written project thesis from the research project is given a preliminary grade before the student is allowed to sit the final adjusting oral examination.
  • A final oral examination of the project will adjust the grade on the project thesis and the preliminary grade and the oral examination counts for 100% of the grade.

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

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: GEG2340 – Bachelor thesis in physical geography, geomatics and hydrology (continued)GEO3340 – Bachelor thesis in physical geography, geomatics and hydrology

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.

Facts about this course






Spring 2020


Spring 2020

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)