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Programme structure

The Geohazards programme option offers a one-year course program (60 credits) and a full-length one-year (long 60 credit) thesis. The recommended structure and the course descriptions are presented below.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

There are compulsory HSE courses at the beginning of the first semester.

In addition, from autumn 2015 HMS0505 – Electricity Safety is required for attending some courses, this is specified in the course descriptions.

You are exempted from these course requirements if you have already completed the equivalent HSE courses in relation to a bachelor programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO.

For further information se website for transitional arrangements between old and new HSE courses.


4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis Master thesis Master thesis / Complementary MSc course
2. semester Master thesis / Complementary MSc course Complementary MSc course Complementary MSc course
1. semester GEO4181 – Introduction to Natural Hazards (continued) and HSE courses GEO4131 – Geomechanics  Complementary MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Core courses

In addition to the core courses, students must take at least two of the following courses:

Other recommended complementary MSc courses

Recognition of Master courses from former education

If you are admitted to the Masters Programme and you have completed Master courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Hand in the application to the Studies administration.


Published Sep. 28, 2015 2:50 PM - Last modified July 17, 2018 2:42 PM