This course is discontinued

FYS-GEO4020 – Research project II

Course content

Course content will vary depending upon the actual project chosen by the supervisor. All graduate research topics do include a literature search and writing of a scientific report. Some but not all students will perform independent practical research and/or theoretical calculations in the chosen topic.

Learning outcome

The student shall obtain an in depth understanding of the chosen topic. The student will be competent in planning and executing a project as well as be trained in how to write a scientific report.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Limitations depending on the number of projects offered by the department. The course is meant for international exchange students or international guest students. Please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants

Recommended previous knowledge

Students are advised to have a solid basis within the field of study for the research project and have a level of knowledge comparable to last year of a Norwegian Bachelor`s degree or first year of a Norwegian Master`s degree.


Project assignment.

As the teaching might involve laboratory or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Oral examination covering both the field of topic and the report.
There will be a thorough written evaluation of the report. Grading will be passed/failed. If the result is failed, the student may submit a revised project report within 6 weeks.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring and autumn

Dersom emnet tilbys kreves det minst 4 studenter for å ha ordinær undervisning. Hvis det er færre enn 4 studenter som deltar gis det eksamen, men man kan ikke påregne ordinær undervisning.


Spring and autumn

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