Working on the master’s thesis

In the last year of the 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.

The Library for geosciences is located in the Science Library in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus. Here you can find work places, group rooms, and library resources. You may also print, scan and take copies.

The Geoscience Library is in The Science Library, Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus

Master's thesis front page

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.

Go to the cover pages templates from the MN-Faculty.

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.

Click here for more information concerning the printing of your thesis.

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:

IT- services

Find information about the IT-services at the department here: (Norwegian)

Published Sep. 10, 2012 11:07 AM - Last modified June 4, 2020 3:55 PM