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Career opportunities

The job market for candidates with geoscience qualifications is good, both in Norway and abroad. There are many opportunities, for example in the fields of hydropower and energy, environmental geology and geohazards, geomatics or georesources. You will have the opportunity to write your master’s thesis in co-operation with a private company or research institute, which is a good way to get to know the employment market from the inside.

You will find people with a background in geosciences working in public administration and management, consulting companies, research institutions, and in the public and private sector in Norway and abroad. See where some of our former students work today (in Norwegian).

Read career interviews with former students (in Norwegian)

The master's programme has close connections with a range of research institutes and private companies, this including The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norwegian Polar Institute, The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Centre for International Climate Research (CICERO), Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Equinor and Hydro - among others. Many of our alumni work in these organisations after completing their studies.

The master's programme also closely cooperates with research environments and centres like The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED).

A master’s degree in geosciences is a good foundation for a career in upper secondary education or in the education sector in general.

After completing the master’s degree, you may consider PhD studies. Read more about this way below:

Doctoral degree, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO


From studies to employment

The Career Services can provide:

  • Career counseling
  • Help with your CV, cover letter and preparations for the job interview

The Career Services at UiO

Interviews with graduates - Career prospects

  • tobias-wolf-690x388b Tobias investigates pollution in Bergen

    – Climate has been an interest of mine since I was little. Back then I thought of meteorologists as the people who "only" forecast the weather on TV – the typical stereotype. I soon found out, however, that this was a very exciting field of study with lots of opportunities and activities, says Tobias Wolf (25).

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Published Jan. 23, 2017 3:29 PM - Last modified Aug. 27, 2021 12:36 PM