Why choose this programme option?
In this programme option you can specialise in ozone and UV radiation, radiation transport through planet atmospheres, northern lights, and physical phenomena associated with magnetic space plasma. Research assignments are offered on a wide selection of topics ranging from instrumentation, experimental and empirical work methods, to theory and numerical modelling. Master’s theses may be linked to the rocket and satellite programmes at ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA, to EISCAT – measuring programme for aurora borealis over northern Norway and Spitsbergen, as well as ground-based and satellite measuring of solar radiation.
There are close links between UiO and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), and a period of time spent on Svalbard in connection with your studies is possible. This may be in connection with work for your thesis, but there are also opportunities for taking courses at UNIS.
A master’s degree in this field will qualify you for further study to doctoral level (research training), public sector development and work related to environmental surveillance and climatic studies, as well as to technically oriented projects in an expanding space industry.