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Programme structure

This 2-years Master of Science program in Geology is composed of 2 semesters (1 year) of course work (60 credits) and a 2 semesters thesis project. Normally the two first semesters will be spent on course work, and the last year on the thesis.

Your Master of Science course program will depend on your choice of specialisation. Below you can see which courses the different specialisations include.

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.

Structural geology and tectonics

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis
2. semester GEO4840 – Tectonics GEO4850 – Structural Geology and Basin Formation GEO4860 – Advanced Petrology (discontinued)
1. semester GEO4810 – Petrography and Microstructures and HSE courses GEO4830 – Analytical methods in geochemistry (discontinued) GEO4230 – Basin formation and sequence stratigraphy (discontinued)
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Mineralogy and geochemistry

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis Complementary MSc course
2. semester Master thesis GEO4850 – Structural Geology and Basin Formation Complementary MSc course
1. semester GEO4810 – Petrography and Microstructures and HSE courses GEO4820 – Isotope geology (discontinued) GEO4830 – Analytical methods in geochemistry (discontinued)
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Paleontology and stratigraphy

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis
2. semester Complementary MSc course Complementary MSc course Complementary MSc course
1. semester GEO4730 – Palaeozoology I (continued) and HSE courses GEO4220 – Depositional environments and biostratigraphy (discontinued) Complementary MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Sedimentology

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis
2. semester Complementary MSc course GEO4011 – Field Course in Basin Analysis (discontinued) + GEO4012 – Scientific Writing and Presentation Complementary MSc course
1. semester GEO4220 – Depositional environments and biostratigraphy (discontinued) and HSE courses GEO4230 – Basin formation and sequence stratigraphy (discontinued) Complementary MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Geology of mineral resources

4. semester Master thesis
3. semester Master thesis Complementary MSc course
2. semester Master thesis GEO4860 – Advanced Petrology (discontinued) Complementary MSc course
1. semester GEO4910 – Mineral resources (discontinued) and HSE courses GEO4810 – Petrography and Microstructures Complementary MSc course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Suggested complementary courses for Geology of mineral resources - select from the list or among other relevant courses.

GEO4720 – General micropaleontology (discontinued)
GEO4820 – Isotope geology (discontinued)
GEO4830 – Analytical methods in geochemistry (discontinued)
GEO4840 – Tectonics
GEO4850 – Structural Geology and Basin Formation
GEO4630 – Geodynamics
GEO4060 – Fortran 2003 programming
FYS-GEO4520 – Introduction to thermodynamic geomodeling (discontinued)
GEO4020 – Soil- and groundwater (discontinued)

For all specialisations:

For other possible course combinations, please refer to the list of courses offered by the Department of Geosciences. If you are not sure which courses that should constitute the complementary master courses in your degree, please contact your supervisor.

Courses from other departments and institutions may also be included in the Master of Science degree, but this will have to be decided in cooperation with a study advisor, supervisor or the coordinator of the study discipline.

Recognition of master courses from external 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. Submit the application to the Study administration.

More information here:
http://www.uio.no/english/studies/programmes/geosciences-master/admin/studyplan/#4

 

Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified May 18, 2017 1:02 PM