NIGK15023U Project Course in Geology-Geoscience

Volume 2020/2021

MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience


The course provides an opportunity for the student to write a literature review or become familiar with techniques and/or equipment in relation to initiating a MSc thesis study in Geology-geoscience. The chosen subject must be geology.

The teaching form is supervision.

The student must identify and contact a potential supervisor at the Section of Geology at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

When an aggrement has been made the student must send a mail to Morten Agerbo Rasmussen ( who then will ad the student and the supervisor to an Absalon room.

The Absalon room contains information about the written assignment; number of pages and where and when it must be submittted.


Learning Outcome


Subjects within the main research group themes: Basin Studies, Geophysics, Geochemical, mineralogical and petrological Earth processes, Water Resources.


  • read scientific literature related to the subject.
  • critically evaluate methods and collections of data and to design smaller research projects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • analyse and discuss data-sets.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.



Organize and carry out larger-scale and to be able to analyze, evaluate, document and communicate the results of a scientific study.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent is recommended.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 196
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the course
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.

Re-submission of written assignment. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week.

Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome