M.Sc. On Campus

Physical Geography

University of Bergen

24 months
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The effects of climate changes and natural hazards are problems society must deal with to protect the population and preserve values. Physical Geography offered at University of Bergen's studies the exogenous processes that have shaped and shape the landscape.


Key facts

University of Bergen's Physical Geography offers a wide range of master’s projects related to past and present climate and environmental changes in Norway: 

  • Glaciers
  • Natural hazards (floods, storminess, storm floods, snow avalanches etc.)
  • Sea level changes
  • Hydrology and ground water
  • Periglacial processes and features
  • Caves and landscape development

We use several methods including equipment for coring of lakes, access to sediment analyses, and laboratory for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).  

As a master’s student in Physical Geography, you can contribute to societal safety and planning related to settlement, transport, water supply, and climate and energy transformation. 

You will learn relevant skills for your master project through fieldwork, laboratory and theoretical courses, and an inclusive and informal social environment awaits you at the Department of Geography.  

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application must include a motivation letter (max one page) to clarify your background and thematic and methodological interests for the master project. Applicants with an interest in past climatic, geomorphological and environmental reconstructions (e.g. related to glaciers, hydrology, sea level, wind) from glacierized regions of the last ice age and present interglacial (the Holocene) will be prioritized.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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