ECON4088 - Oral Exam
This course consists of an individual Oral examination and is the last course in your 2-year master’s programme in Environmental and Development Economics. The examination lasts for 45-60 minutes and the examination committee consists of two examiners of whom at least one is an external examiner. Their questions may be taken from the whole field of Economics.
- test your general knowledge within the field of economics.
- asses your ability to participate in an academic discussion about economic topics and problems.
You should be able to
- demonstrate that you are able to orally present key issues within the field of economics.
- demonstrate good analytical ability,
- show that you master the methodical aspects of the discipline and have a good overview of it.
Only students who are admitted to the 2-year master’s programme in Environmental and Development Economics and have completed all compulsory and elective courses in the programme (120 ECTS) will be admitted.
The two-step course registration for the oral exam needs to be done the semester you are taking the exam:
1) Registration and semester registration in StudentWeb. The deadline for this is February 1 (spring semester) or September 1 (autumn semester).
2) Written registration for the exam on the Departments confirmation form for the oral exam” must be handed in at the reception (found under the heading Oral examination)
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
All compulsory and elective courses in the programme (120 ECTS)
There is no teaching in this course, only an oral examination.
It lasts for 45-60 minutes. The examination committee consists of two examiners of whom at least one is an external examiner. You will be given up to 10 minutes to present the main topics of your master’s thesis. The committee may spend up to 15 minutes asking follow-up questions. The remaining time may be used by the examiners to ask questions form the whole field of Economics.
The dates for the exam is announced on the page for Master's thesis and oral exam. The oral exams is held three times a year and will take place in June, November and February":http://www.sv.uio.no/econ/english/studies/admin/masters-thesis/deadlines/
Examination support material
You are not allowed to bring prepared manuscripts or Power Points for the presentation of your master’s thesis. You may however bring your Master’s thesis.
Language of examination
The examination will be in either English or Norwegian. You choose the language of examination when you sign up for the oral exam on the Department's confirmation form(found under the heading Oral examination)
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.
The result of the oral exam is published in StudentWeb and posted on the board on the 12th floor, on the same day as the oral exam takes place.
Explanations and appeals
You can only file a formal complaint about exam procedures. The complaint should be filed right after the oral exam.
Resit an examination
You can usually resit an exam, but the conditions depend on whether you had a valid reason for absence from the regular exam. Read more about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.