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Geosciences

University of Oslo

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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About

The Geosciences programme of the University of Oslo covers specializations in geology, geography, hydrology, geophysics, geomatics, meteorology and oceanography. You will learn about the Earth's structure, natural resources and the environment.

Overview

A brief overview of the programme

The Geosciences programme of the University of Oslo consists of advanced courses and independent work, including a master's thesis. It is a two year programme, and gives 120 ECTS credits, 60 of which is coursework, and 60 of which is the master’s thesis. Field and laboratory work and computer modeling are integrated in most of the programme options.

You will be assigned a supervisor who will assist you in selecting the right courses, and assist you in your work on your master’s project, which will lead to an independent final work which will be your master's thesis. Working on your master’s thesis, you will concentrate on a specific area within your field of study and you be given a research approach to the subject you are working on.

Geosciences (master's two years) consists of ten programme options:

  • Geohazards and geomechanics
  • Geophysics, geodynamics and planetary sciences
  • Geomorphology and geomatics
  • Hydrology and glaciology
  • Meteorology and oceanography
  • Environmental geosciences
  • Mineralogy, petrology og geokjemi
  • Petroleums geoscience
  • Sedimentology, paleontology and stratigraphy
  • Struktural geology and techtonics

Career opportunities

A master's degree in geosciences provides many opportunities for professional prospects and post-graduate studies, such as a PhD degree. A background in geology, geophysics, geography, geomatics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography opens up exciting career paths in professions that undertake important tasks in the public private sectors.

An education in geosciences is also an education that crosses borders. That many of our master's students are not Norwegian, confirms this. One possible way forward after a master's degree is to get a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contaminants in the Geoenvironment
  • Geohazards
  • Seismic Waves and Seismology
  • Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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