The overall goal of the Earth Science degree offered by the University of Bergen is to develop new knowledge of the Earth's structure, formation history and the driving forces for its dynamic behaviour.
Earth scientists’ research attempts to understand topics such as:
- the relationship between the planet's interior and surface, now and throughout history
- how glaciers behave
- Earth's changing climate
- responsible use of natural resources from the earth and under the sea
- how best to build human infrastructure on an evolving planet
UiB is close to the North Sea oil fields, which provides excellent opportunities for study in the areas of petroleum and marine research.
Earth scientists are needed when building infrastructure like road and rail networks, tunnels and buildings, subsea and on land — in other words, anywhere on the planet where humans can be found. Earth scientists investigate the history of our extraordinary planet in order to understand our present and build for our future.
At UiB, the Department of Earth Science’s collaboration with the petroleum industry, and its international research programmes, ensures that your education will be relevant and desirable to employers. Employers appreciate earth science graduates for their:
- Ability to think creatively and open-mindedly about issues in the world today.
- Ability to put their academic training to effective use when solving society’s challenges in the 21st Century.
Graduates of the programme go on to find work in the petroleum industry, or as consultants in public or private sectors. Some continue to PhDs and careers in research, whether at UiB’s centres of excellence in climate studies and petroleum research, or elsewhere.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Geobiology and geochemistry
- Quaternary Geology and Palaeoclimatology
- Marine Geology and Geophysics
- Petroleum Geoscience
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
The semester fee is NOK 590
Living costs for Bergen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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