GEO4011 - Field course in geosciences

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Course content

In this course you will be introduced to foreland basin infill dynamics. Introductory lectures and seminars are held prior to the field trip. Participants will work in groups to solve structural, sedimentological, and biostratigraphic problems that can be related to the basin history.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, students

  • have advanced knowledge of structural geology, sedimentology, and biostratigraphy
  • can collect and analyse their own dataset in preparation for oral and written presentations


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.

You have to be admitted to the M.Sc. programme Geosciences to take this course.


Teaching will consist of lectures, seminars, and student presentations followed by theoretical and practical teaching in the field.

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:

To attend the field trip/excursion it is required that the following course is passed:

You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0504 when you attend the field trip/excursion.

General information about excursions at the Department of Geosciences.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


The course will be graded based on seminar presentation, field notes, and a brief summary report.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.

Special examination arrangements

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