MSc thesis submission, spring 2020

Dear MSc-candidate, spring 2020!

You’re about to finish the master programme in Geosciences / CS:Geoscience, and we got some vital information for you.

Thesis submission

The submission deadlines for most of you are between 15 May and 1 September. And some are submitting later on. If you wish to submit earlier (more than 2-3 days) than your given deadline, you need to notify us!

The thesis should be submitted in both Studentweb and Inspera!

When submitting your thesis in Studentweb, please set aside right enough time, and not start uploading the thesis later than 1 hour before the deadline. 

This because there is a lot of information that needs to be filled in. If the file for upload has a bigger size than 500MB, you will not be able to upload it to Studentweb, and we ask you to contact the Student administration / Karl Johan as soon as possible!

How to submit your thesis in Studentweb:

How to submit your thesis in Inspera:

About the final examination

You are first eligible for the final master examination when your theoretical syllabus following your approved master contract has been completed.

Also, the HSE-courses must have been completed! 
However, should the master’s examination still take place before the theoretical syllabus is complete, the result of your examination will not be registered.

I will make contact with those of you that are missing credits in your theoretical syllabus within 15 June. 

Together with your supervisor(s), you agree on the time of the final exam. If you have the principal supervisor outside the University of Oslo (UiO), please make contact with your co-supervisor at UiO for this. Also, the exam committee will have to consent to the time for the examination. 

Your supervisor will receive her/his email regarding the procedures for the final examination.  

The exam is two-parted and consists of a 30 min presentation where you present your thesis and findings. After, there will be an examination of both the presentation and your master thesis.

Due to the circumstances around Corona, the presentation of your master thesis the and examination will be digitally through Zoom. Normally, the presentation is public, but due to the circumstances, it is allowed to skip the audience during the presentation.

However, if you want your friends/family/fellow students to participate at Zoom during the presentation, please talk with your principal supervisor about this and also notify the student administration/ Karl Johan U. Bakken.

During the master examination, we require that you have your microphone and web camera turned on, and no virtual background activated (Zoom).

If you have a bad connection at home, and/or a laptop without web camera, or just a poor computer that doesn’t work very well, you can sit in the Geology building for your oral presentation and examination. All contact points must be cleaned before and after your use.

The supervisors and assessment committee will be joining from their home offices.

If you need to be in the Geology building during your final master examination, please submit an inquiry here:

When the MSc examination is complete, you will get the final grade from the assessment committee. 

The time for the final exam will be published online when we’ve gotten the exam information from your supervisor, and first, after you have submitted your thesis in Studentweb:

Printing the master thesis

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, you do not send your thesis printed to the supervisors, nor the assessment committee. However, you can order prints (5 copies) of the thesis for private use by uploading it to the University Print Centre (NO: Reprosentralen).

For more information about printing your thesis, see: 

However, as soon as you have submitted your final theses in Studentweb and Inspera, send your thesis digitally to your supervisors. If the file is big, please use FileSender to send it:

Graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony this year will take place digitally, and an email about this was sent to you on 5 May.

You can register within 1 June here:


You will find more information concerning how to finish the programme, printing information, front page and more here:

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to make contact with me!

Good luck!

Yours sincerely, 

Karl Johan U. Bakken 
Student administration 
Department of Geosciences

Published May 13, 2020 1:45 PM - Last modified June 18, 2020 10:23 AM