Petrology/Structural Geology

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Petrology/Structural Geology

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Application deadline
Nordic applicants: 15 April
International applicants: 1 December
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Obligatory courses (25 ECTS)
The following courses are obligatory for the Master's degree in Structure Geology:

GEO-31XX Geochemistry (5)

GEO-3104 Advanced structural geology (5)

GEO-3106 Tectonics (10)

GEO-3107 Field trip in hard rock geology(5)

Optional courses (35 ECTS)
The following additional courses are required according to thesis topic:

a) petrology and/or structural geology:

(1) GEO-3131 Deformation processes (5)

GEO-3132 Advanced mineralogy/geothermobarometry (10)

b) structural geology with sedimentology:

(1) GEO-3117 Polarization microscopy/sedimentary petrography (10)

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

c) structural geology with geophysics:
Credits totalling 10 ECTS each term must be chosen from among the following courses:

(1) GEO-3131 Deformation processes (5)

GEO-3127 3-D seismic interpretation (5)

GEO-3123 Marine geophysics (10)

(2) GEO-3115 Petroleum geology (10)

GEO-3126 Practical seismic processing (5)

GEO-3113 Field course in exogene geology (5)

Additional credits can be obtained from:
* Geology Project GEO-3221 (5) or GEO-3222 (10)
* Special curriculum

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

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
First semester (autumn)
+ GEO 31XX Geochemistry
Optional (1)
+ Optional (*)
Second semester (spring)
Optional (2)
+ Optional (*)
Third semester (autumn)
Fourth semester (spring)

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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