Earth Science Excursion 1

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 23 000 SEK
First payment: 23 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Application opens 16 September 2024


As a professional Earth Scientist, you need practical experience in unfamiliar geological settings. The course consists of an excursion of two to three weeks and project work.

Field work and surveys are adapted to current issues in the relevant geological area - an exciting opportunity to see new landscapes and build a greater understanding of geological processes.


The course includes the ability to independently interpret and discuss geological and natural geographic variations based on general principles by combining knowledge from your previous courses. 

The project work is completed with a written and oral presentation of the tasks performed. 

The course involves additional costs for the student. If you are a programme student, you can apply for a scholarship from the  Adlerbertska Foundations.

Read more about Adlerbert scholarships.

The course is part of the Master’s Programme in Earth Sciences, the course is also offered as a freestanding course.

More information about the Master's programme in Earth Sciences.


The teaching includes:

  • excursion of two to three weeks abroad, previous years have the excursions taken place for example in Oman or the Alps 
  • seminars
  • written project work that you will present orally

Language of instruction: English

Prerequisites and selection

Entry requirements

120 credits within the area of earth science, with a profile in geology or physical geography.


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

After graduation

If you study Earth Science, you have good career opportunities both in Sweden and abroad. You can choose to work in industry, as a consultant, project manager or in public administration.

Our former students work, for example, with natural resource management, environmental issues and urban planning, you also have great opportunities to focus on the particular area you are interested in.


Exchange opportunities

If you are studying Earth Science at the University of Gothenburg, there are good opportunities for exchange studies during your studies. This is often seen as a good asset when applying for jobs, as many jobs require international collaboration.

We have over 100 agreements within Erasmus and other exchange programs with universities around the world, both within and outside Europe.