Marine Geology and Geophysics - Geology - master

STUDIESTED: Tromsø

Facts
Duration:2 Years
Location: Tromsø
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:
Admission requirements:
Application deadline:1 December
Application code:2026
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Obligatory courses (20 ECTS)
The following courses are obligatory for the Masters degree in Marine geology and geophysics:

GEO-3121 Marine geology (10)

Excursion/field trip (10)
It is optional of which semesters the field trip(s) and optional courses are taken, as long as the necessary amount of credit points is fulfilled.


Optional courses (40 ECTS)
The following additional courses are required according to thesis topic:

a) stratigraphy ¿ sedimentation environment:

(1) GEO-3123 Marine geophysics (10)

(2) GEO-3112 Sedimentary processes and products (10)


b) paleoclimate:

(1) GEO-3111 Reconstructing Quaternary Environments (10)

(2) GEO-3112 Sedimentary processes and products (10)
GEO-3122 Micropalaeontology (5)

c) seismic processing:

(1) GEO-3123 Marine geophysics (10)

(2) GEO-3126 Practical seismic processing (5)


Additional credits can be obtained from:
* GEO-3104 Advanced structural geology (5)
* GEO-3106 Tectonics (10)
* GEO-3111 Reconstructing Quaternary Environments (10)
* GEO-3112 Sedimentary processes and products (10)
* GEO-3115 Petroleum geology (10)
* GEO-3116 Bore hole data/reservoir analysis (10)
* GEO-3117 Optical mineralogy/Sedimentary petrography (10)
* GEO-3122 Micropalaeontology (5)
* GEO-3123 Marine geophysics (10)
* GEO-3125 Signal analysis in marine seismics (5)
* GEO-3126 Practical seismic processing (5)
* GEO-3127 Three-dimensional seismic interpretation (5)
* GEO-3118 Environmental geology (5)
* GEO-3128 Marine geohazards (5)
* GEO-3144 Marine geology and geophysics cruise (5)
* GEO-3145 Arctic marine geology and geophysics workshop (5)
* Geology Project GEO-3221 (5) or GEO-3222 (10)
* Special curriculum

* Science courses subject to approval
* National courses in earth sciences subject to approval

Admission to the master's programme in geology requires a bachelor's degree in geology, or another degree following a programme of study of at least three years, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other program for basis of admission.

Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:

  • The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester and November 1st for admission to the spring semester.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:


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