Master’s studies

Syllabus for Degree Project E in Earth Science

Examensarbete E i geovetenskap

  • 45 credits
  • Course code: 1GV085
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G).
  • Established: 2014-03-13
  • 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 and in a critical way interpret and compile relevant scientific literature
  • in a creative way delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results and, if applicable, generate falsifiable a hypotheses to explain the observations all within given time frames
  • present the results in a clearly structured written report in correct language and for different target groups both in scientific and in popular form
  • give constructive criticism on texts within the study field

Content

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

To achieve the objectives, the student shall

  • under supervision delimit a scientific problem, investigate it, interpret and evaluate the results and present the project in oral and written form
  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the chosen problem
  • actively participate in seminars and other activities at the department where the project is carried out
  • comment and give constructive criticism on another student's project (opposition)

Instruction

The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.
Course module 1: Midterm report and presentation 15 credits
Course module 2: Final report and presentation 30 credits

Assessment

Course module 1 consits of an oral presentation and a written report (15 credits), course module 2 consists of a written report and oral presentation (30 credits). The student must also act as opponent on another degree project within same main area.

Other directives

Before the course result is registered the report must be registered in the database DiVA.

Reading list

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