Examples of Master's projects at GEO
At this webpage you will find several examples of project descriptions that can be outlines for Master's theses at GEO.
The Master's programme in Earth Sciences has been divided into four different research topics, all derived from our four main research groups. Our projects are listed according to these reserach themes: Geodynamics and basin studies, Geochemistry and geobiology, Geophysics and Qauternary geology and paleoclimate.
How do I find a project to work on?
Use the menu below. Consult the projects description, and decide on which research theme you are interested in, and to some extent, which project you prefer. Do also consult the listed courses for each project - does the courses match you background?
Contact the listed supervisor to learn more. In some cases, supervisors get contacted by several students. We will try our best to facilitate that all students get to write their thesis on a preferred topic, but we need you to keep in mind that each supervisor has a limited capasity of undertaking master's students. All students that are granted admission to our program will be allocated a project and a supervisor within the first couple of weeks after semester start.
In rare cases with more interested students on a project than the capasity allows, we will have to range the interested students by grades. This is only applicable in rare situations, and we strive to find solutions together with our students.
If none of the listed projects seem to suit you, it is also possible to design your own Master's project together with one of our supervisors from our academic staff. In this case, we ask you to contact interesting superviros to pitch your idea. For more information about this process, or guidance to wich supervisor to contact, please reach our to the programme coordinator (Emilie Randeberg).
We also reccomend you to visit the webpage for each of our research groups (link in menu below), to consult which projects has been given earlier to master's students. Many of our research themes are still highly relevant and can be reformed to new projects.
Which courses should I choose?
At The Deptartment of Earth Sciences, all courses has an early deadline for sign up (Wednesday week 33 / Wednesday week 2). In 2021, this is set to August 18th.
All students must by the first copuple of days, within the deadline, consult which courses to sign up for in StudentWeb. External students from outside of UiB may find trouble adding courses in StudentWeb. Consult the Programme Coordinator to open your preferred courses.
Courses relevant for your Master's project can be found in the project description, or by consulting your supervisor, or your preferred research group.
NB!! This process is our top priority during the semester start week, and we strive to help all students through this process!
Master's Projects in Geodynamics and Basin studies
|Landscape evolution modelling of late Mesozoic topography and sediment output from Southern Norway||Professor Ritske Huismans||Førsteamenuensis II Tor O. Sømme Sebastian Wolf|
|Subice geology of Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, revealed by U-Pb zircon study of metasedimentary rocks from Kirwanveggen and the Shackleton Range||Professor Joachim Jacobs||MSc. Cheng-Cheng Wang, UiB, Dr. Andreas Laeufer, BGR, Hannover|
|Recent morphological changes of Norwegian fjord deltas: Processes and controls||Dr. Bjørn Nyberg||Prof. William Helland-Hansen|
|Impact of a topologically inconsistent fracture network digization in fluid flow||Dr. Bjørn Nyberg||Dr. Casey Nixon|
|A geomorphological, mineralogical, and sedimentological investigation across a modern beach system at Jæren, SW Norway||Prof. William Helland-Hansen||Reidar Müller, UiO, Snorre Olaussen, UNIS|
|Førsteamanuensis Christian H. Eide|
Professor Haflidi Haflidason, Dr. Jo Brendryen,MSc. Hannah Petrie
Master's Projects in Geochemistry and geobiology
|Experimental investigation of Li-phosphate replacement by apatite||Førsteamenuensis Andreas Beinlich||Førsteamenuensis Desiree Reoerdink Førsteamenuensis Eoghan Reeves|
Master's Projects in Geophysics
Master's Projects in Quaternary geology and Paleoclimate