Working on your master’s thesis
In the last year of your master’s studies, you will write a master's thesis on a topic in your study discipline. All master’s theses must have a uniform cover page. Furthermore, we ask students to follow the guidelines for writing references set out in the links below.
Master thesis cover pages
Use the standard cover page templates (NO and ENG) from the MN-Faculty, available formats are: Word and LaTex. The Department of Geosciences does no longer use the old templates with a green left column on the front page.
There are no rules about font type or size, but please note that the department only pays for a maximum of 20 colour pages when your thesis is printed.
Guidelines for writing references
Scholars and students around the world are required to quote their sources. Citation is a part of academic research and a form of intellectual tidiness. References allow us to share knowledge and compare sources. Students should always state which are their own contributions and which are that of others. In this way, information can be checked and verified.
Good references are a way to avoid plagiarism, as well as showing the author's reasoning.
Read more about citation and references here:
Read more about the IT- services at the Department of Geosciences from here: http://www.mn.uio.no/geo/tjenester/it/ (Norwegian)