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Postgraduate course

Selected Topics in Geoscience

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeGEOV300
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course aims at training the students in presenting scientific work and results. During the semester, the students will choose a topic (in agreement with their master thesis supervisor) which will be presented first in an essay and thereafter in an oral presentation. The essay will be reviewed by two fellow students. The oral presentations will take place during a mini-seminar for all course participants. Each presentation will be followed by comments and discussion among the course participants with focus on scientific content and presentation technique.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course GEOV300, the student should be able to:

- Find relevant information about a selected topic within the Earth sciences.

- Structure and write a scientific essay describing the topic at a level which can be understood by fellow students.

- Structure, prepare and present an oral presentation about the topic at a level which can be understood by fellow students.

- Give constructive feedback on scientific content and presentation technique in a written essay and an oral presentation.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor¿s degree in geology/geophysics.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation in mini-seminars and handing in two written reviews

Forms of Assessment

Seminar rapport + oral presentation. Examination is only possible in semesters of instruction.

Grading Scale

Passed / feiled


Student adviser, Department of Earth Science, E-mail: studiekonsulent@geo.uib.no