Click to download the program option flyer (1 Mbyte PDF)

Click to download the program option flyer (1 Mbyte PDF)

A renewed Master's Degree study in Geology, which specializes in Mineral Resources, has been available at the University of Oslo since the fall semester 2009 -- more details HERE (PDF file, 16 kbytes).

The requirements for Master's Degree study in Geology is found HERE and HERE.

New Master's program in Mineral Resources -- for more details, click HERE

The following Master / PhD-level courses are recommended as part of our Mineral Resources program (click on the course for its syllabus):

GEO4910 / GEO9990 - Mineral Resources (fall; 10 credits)

NOTE: The GEO4910 course will NOT be given in 2016, but will be given in 2017 (and on) by professor Axel B. Mueller.

More information about the GEO4910 / GEO9990 course HERE


Ore Mineralogy (fall or spring; 5 or 10 credits) - at another university or as a special offer - inquire

Environmental Geology of Mineral Deposits (fall or spring; 5 or 10 credits) - as a special offer - inquire

Environmental Geology of Mineral Deposits Research Short Course (5 credits) - given May 30 - June 5, 2012 - click here

For Univerity of Oslo students wishing to include this course in their Master/PhD curriculum, must submit a "Special Syllabus" form, signed by the student, the adviser, and the course responsible (Dr. Ingar F. Walder), to be submitted to the Geosciences/UiO Program Board before the course starts. The form may be downloaded from HERE where the course details have already been filled in.


International students, who want to take a Masters of PhD degree at the University of Oslo, will find details about enrollment HERE. Please see the right hand column on that web page for "How to finance your studies" and "Scholarship programmes" and other information.

Our Mineral Resources program has in general no money for supporting students' living. Students abroad are recommended to investigate with their own country's Department of Foreign Affairs or Department of Education or Department of Mining and Industry for available bi-lateral programs or other educational supporting programs in mineral resources. It is hoped that mining companies, also for their own good, will launch stipends for students wishing to specialize in mineral resources.

The intensive course GEO4910 has, for some years in the past, been given as part of a Nordic joint educational program in different parts of the Nordic countries, with travel and stay paid for by the Nordic grant money.

The 2015 Master / PhD course:
(including mineral forming processes and metallogeny)

will be given as an intensive inter-Nordic course to be held
at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo.

The course contains theory, exercises, and field trips to a variety of famous mineral deposits in Southern Norway.
DATES: 7 - 18 September 2015; see the course description for 2015 HERE.
The course is also open to national and international researchers and industry employees.
Application deadline: no later than 1 August 2015.
Applicants: please contact Tom V. Segalstad (see below).

Nordic, Baltic, and Norwegian students, enrolled at universities outside of University of Oslo, may apply for Nordic monetary support covering lodging at the Oslo Youth Hostel (or similarly priced lodging in Oslo).
Applications for the course and for the lodging support must reach Associate Professor Tom V. Segalstad no later than 1 August 2015.
Address: Geological Museum, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1172 Blindern, N-0318 OSLO, NORWAY.
E-mail: "t.v.segalstad" followed by "@" and "nhm.uio.no". Phone: +47-22851662.
Include your CV, contact details, your complete list of university courses (course name, level + credits),
and a description why this course will be useful for you.
Please enclose a recommendation from your thesis advisor (plus your advisor's phone number and E-mail address).


Field trip, UiO Mineral Resources Course, pegmatite quarry in Tørdal, Telemark, Norway


Field trip, UiO Mineral Resources Course, pegmatite quarry in the mountains of Tørdal, Telemark, Norway.
Yes -- the white stuff on the ground to the left is snow... Photo: Tom V. Segalstad.




Ore geochemistry and ore/mineral forming processes

          Contact Associate Professor Tom V. Segalstad; Phone +47-22851662.

Environmental geology of mineral deposits

          Contact Associate Professor Tom V. Segalstad; Phone +47-22851662.

General and experimental mineralogy and petrology

          Contact Associate Professor Rune S. Selbekk; Phone +47-22851869.


Thesis possibilities exist in the Oslo Rift (Norway), elsewhere in Norway, in Svalbard, and abroad.
Thesis work can be in cooperation with companies, or purely academic. 

Copper ore from Røros, Norway


Massive copper ore from Røros, Norway. Width: ca. 20 cm. Yellow: Chalcopyrite. Pinkish brown: Pyrrhotite.
On display in Natural History Museum, UiO. Photo: Tom V. Segalstad.








Ore geology and prospecting, environmental geology and management, geochemical and chemical analysis, petroleum geology.

Ferrihydrate, Sulitjelma, Norway

Ferrihydrite precipitated in a river at Sulitjelma, Norway.

Also used as paint pigment in the houses behind!

Photo: Tom V. Segalstad.



Details about the Mineral Resources study, including all course goals, both in Norwegian and in English, are found on the web



Cu-Fe-sulfides, Lillomarka, Oslo, Norway

Photomicrograph of copper-iron-sulfide mineralization from Lillomarka,

Oslo, Norway; reflected plane polarized light microscopy, in immersion oil, width 0.35 mm.

Orange: Bornite Cu5FeS4. Light blue: Chalcocite Cu2S. Red: Covellite CuS.

Dark blue: Blue-remaining covellite Cu1+XS. Intermediate blue: Digenite Cu9S5.

Photo: Tom V. Segalstad.