Master’s studies

Syllabus for Degree Project D in Earth Science

Examensarbete D i geovetenskap

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1GV013
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-08-30
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2016-04-25
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 34, 2016
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree and, in addition, at least 30 credits in earth science at Master's level, including courses at Master's level that are necessary for the project. Admission requires a project plan accepted by the department.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • show a deep knowledge within the chosen field of Earth Science
  • search, interpret and compile relevant scientific literature
  • delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study of the problem, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results, and, if applicable, present testable hypotheses to explain the observetations
  • present the results in a clearly strucured written report in correct language and for different target groups both in scientific and popular form.


An independent project is carried out, where the knowledge achieved from earlier completed courses are applied. The assignment is guided by a supervisor and carried out in close connection to ongoing research or development projects.

To achieve the objectives the student should

  • define and investigate a scientific problem, interpret, evaluate and present (written and oral) the results
  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the project
  • participate actively in seminars and other relevant activities at the research program(s) or working site where the project is carried out.


The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.


To pass, a passed oral and written presentation of the degree project is required.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.