Geoscience and Georesources

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Geoscience and Georesources

Geoscience and Georesources (Master's Programme)

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  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. March *(varies, see admissions)
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Are you interested in the Earth's resources that the society depends on today and in the future?

In MSc in Geoscience and Georesources you will learn about the most fundamental challenges facing our society in the future: supply of energy and raw materials needed to sustain our infrastructure and enabling the transition from fossil to renewable energy. 

You also get crucial knowledge about safe, efficient and environmentally friendly exploration and production of the Earth's resources.

As a student on master in Geoscience and Georesources you will get in-depth knowledge in one of the following specialisations:

Applied Geosciences

You will learn about:

  • the Earth in terms of structure, physical systems, and processes
  • formation and accumulation of geo-resources
  • exploration and production of geo-resources
  • monitoring the subsurface and CO2 storage
  • techniques to locate and monitor areas prone to geohazard risks

Petroleum Engineering

You will learn about methods for exploration, development and production of oil and gas fields within drilling, production, or reservoir engineering.

Mineral Resources Engineering

You will learn about responsible and cost-efficient exploration, production, and processing of the Earth's mineral resources for a sustainable development.

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As an engineer in geoscience and georesources you can work in large energy companies, mining companies, consulting firms, service providers and private or public sector.

You can work offshore, on shore, in Norway or international. Several master students from the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum are employed before graduation.

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Your day as a student on Geoscience and Georesources will consist of lectures, group work, projects, assignments and laboratory exercises. The student organisation for Geoscience and Georesources is Bergstuderendes Forening.

Trondheim is known for its great student environment and has been named Norway's best student city. Whatever you like to do in your spare time, you will definitely find something to do in Trondheim. 

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Master in Geoscience and Georesources is a two years full-time study and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. The language of instruction is English. 

It is possible to take one semester abroad during your studies.

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You must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in your Bachelor's/undergraduate degree, including at least one statistics course.

There are specific admission requirements for each specialisation:

Applied Geosciences

First degree in Applied Geosciences or Geology is required to qualify for admission.

Petroleum Engineering

BSc/BEng in Petroleum Engineering. Applicants with a BSc/BEng degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering may also be considered for admission if you have relevant work experience (must be documented) from the petroleum sector.

Mineral Resources Engineering

A first degree (BSc/BEng) in Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing, Resource Geology, Mineral Resource Management


The master's programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

The study programme has 30 study places.

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