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Advanced petrology

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)


The Advanced Petrology course focuses on quantification of metamorphic processes, such as determination of pressure and temperature conditions in metamorphic rocks, construction of pressure-temperature paths and thermodynamic modelling of phase diagrams. It will enable the successful student to apply geothermobarometrical and thermodynamic approaches to geodynamic questions as well as to evaluate thermodynamic data critically.

Prerequisites and selection


165 credits in the main field of Earth Sciences is required, of which 90 % of the courses must at least have the grade Pass. Of these courses knowledge corresponding to the grade Pass in Mineralogy GVG210 (or MPN011), Geochemistry 1 GVG240 (or MPN120) and Petrology GVG270 or equivalent is required.