Geology - master
|Qualification:||Master of Science in Geology.|
|Admission requirements:||Bachelor's degree in geology or related subject area|
|Application deadline:||April 15|
The study consists of a Master's Thesis (60 ECTS) and mandatory and optional subjects (60 ECTS). The number of optional subjects varies between the areas of study concentration. One has the option to follow subjects at the University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS) or abroad.
There are three lines of study:
- Petrology/Structural Geology
- Marine Geology and Geophysics
- Sedimentology and Quaternary Geology
The research undertaken in geology at the University of Tromsø focuses mainly on fieldwork in Northern Norway, in climate and marine geology with research cruises in the polar areas. We have unique geology right on our doorstep, which offers a special understanding of the processes that continue to shape the earth. Close cooperation with the oil industry ensures relevant Master's projects for the market are produced.
In addition to a solid competence in a specialized field of geology, students will have acquired the following after completing the Master of Science in Geology:
- Advanced knowledge within one of the specializations; marine geology and geophysics, structural geology or sedimentology and Quaternary geology
- Knowledge within scientific theory and methods
- The ability to apply knowledge in new technological or scientific areas
- Analyze geological problems within the methods and results from the international research
- Use existing theories, methods and interpretations and work individually with applied and theoretical problem solving
- Use relevant methods for research and professional development individually
- Analyze and withhold a critical approach to different sources of information and use these for professional argumentation
- Complete an individual, defined research project under guidance and in accordance with current ethical standards
- Analyze relevant problems within geology
- Apply his or her knowledge and skills in new areas for completing advanced tasks and projects
- Communicate comprehensive individual work and master the discipline¿s expressions
- Communicate problems, analyses and conclusions within the discipline, both with specialists and with the public
- Contribute to innovation within geology
Application deadline:The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15 for admission in the autumn semester and November 1 for admission (if offered) in the spring semester.
Online application via Søknadsweb, study code 4007.The application deadline for students from outside the Nordic countries (self-financing applicants) is December 1 for admission to the autumn semester. More information about application procedures and requirements.Application deadline for quota applicants is December 1 for admission to the autumn semester. Online application. More information about application procedures and requirements.
Teaching and assessment
Examinations will be given as written exams, oral exams and reports, depending on the individual course description.
Language of instruction
The Master¿s Thesis may written in either English or a Scandinavian language.
For other exchange possibilities abroad, see the university's A-Z pages for student exchange.
Access to further studies
PhD studies in geology are offered at the University of Tromsø.