Ore-forming processes

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 15 500 SEK
First payment: 15 500 SEK

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

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In this education, we address issues related to sustainability. The content of the course or program fits into at least one of our 10 sustainability criteria. For you as a student, the sustainability label means guidance, quality assurance, and a guarantee that courses or programs contain a pronounced sustainability perspective.


This course focuses on the scientific methods and approaches used in investigations of ores and ore-forming processes.


The students design and conduct scientific analyses and studies on ore-forming processes in order to gain an understanding of ore deposits and mineralisation processes.

The course is a preparation for further studies at postgraduate level or for career opportunities in ore explotation.

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


The teaching consists of: 

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • exercises
  • field studies
  • reports 
  • presentations

Language of instruction: English

The teaching is carried out by dedicated teachers who are researchers in the field. The course has a strong research and labour market connection, which you as a student will benefit from.

Prerequisites and selection


Admission to the course requires 165 credits of completed courses in the main field of Earth Sciences. In addition, completed course GVG370 Economic geology or equivalent is required. Applicants with equivalent education can, after review and approval, be admitted to the course.


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 Sciences 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.