GEO4013 – Field excursion in Physical Geography and Hydrology

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Course content

A scientific excursion or field course in geosciences at master's level, which is related to one or more study disciplines at the Section for Physical Geography and Hydrology. You have to prepare and work with a given theme, and make an oral presentation during the excursion/field course. After the excursion/field course, a written, extensive essay must be submitted. Destination and date of the excursion/field course will vary. Duration of excursion/field course will normally be 5-10 days.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, the student

  • Has insight into field-based themes within geosciences, with focus on physical geography and hydrology
  • Can apply geosciences in practice


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.

You have to be admitted to the M.Sc. programme in Geosciences to take this course.


Preparatory lectures/meetings, and excursion/field exercise.

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:

To attend the field trip/excursion it is required that the following course is passed:

You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0504 when you attend the field trip/excursion.

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.


Oral presentation, participation in field excursion, and 1-2 written field reports.

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.

Explanations and appeals

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

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring 2018

The course is taught for the last time in the spring 2018


Teaching language