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Advanced Structural Geology

Course
GVG465
Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11454
Tuition
Full education cost: 15 250 SEK
First payment: 15 250 SEK
Application opens 15 March 2022

Summary

The course examines the deformation of the earth´s lithosphere, elucidating advanced theoretical aspects of rock deformation. Besides the quantitative aspects of stress and strain analyses, the broad spectrum of deformation complexities in
contractional, extensional and strike-slip regimes at various scales are discussed. The course provides an in-depth understanding of rheological properties of the lithosphere, including brittle and plastic deformation processes at the microscale. A focus is also given to the deformation behavior of ice.

About

This course is taught every other year as part of the master's programme in Earth Sciences and may be taken as an elective course.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Admission to the course requires at least 120 credits in successfully completed geology related courses. Also the successful completion of a bachelor?s level geology introductory course and a structural geology course of at least 7,5 credits.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.