Geology is for everyone who wants to find out more about the planet we live on and combine creativity with an understanding of exciting phenomena in our nature. You can study tectonics and volcanoes, climate change or specialize yourself into interpretation of seismics or sediments which tell a story of how the environment was millions of years ago.

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 in Svalbard (UNIS) or abroad.

There are four lines of study:

  • Structural Geology, Petrology and Ore Geology
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics
  • Sedimentology and Quaternary Geology
  • Petroleum Geoscience

The research undertaken in geology at UiT Arctic University of Norway 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.

Application deadline: 1 December.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyEarth science
Tagsgeologymarine geologyfieldworknorthern norwayrocksresearch cruise
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