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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

This course examines the processes that lead to the formation of magmatic and metamorphic rocks. A lecture series is combined with written assignments, a field-based project and an oral presentation of an assigned topic.

Learning outcome

The candidates will get practice in the preparation and presentation of a lecture topic and be trained in:

  • Phase relations governing magmatic and metamorphic processes
  • Magmatic processes responsible for Earth and planetary evolution
  • Mineralogical and geochemical evolution of magmatic systems.
  • Metamorphism and geothermobarometry
  • Kinetics of metamorphic reactions and the role of fluids in controlling the rates and mechanisms of metamorphic processes
  • Petrophysical property changes as a function of metamorphism

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Overlapping courses


Lectures, written assignments and an obligatory field project. Preparation of an oral presentation. All parts must be approved in order for the candidate to take the final exam.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (

General information about excursions at the Department of Geosciences.

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

We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.


  • Written assignment test counts 18%.
  • Mid-term exam (3 hours) counts 27%.
  • Project report counts 14%.
  • Oral presentation of assigned topic counts 14%.
  • Final exam (3 hours) 27%.

All parts must be passed individually in order to pass the course.

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt. It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

In this course, any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 25, 2020 3:12:49 PM

Facts about this course



The course is last held spring 2020


Examination is last held spring 2022

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