Regional geology field course
No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
The course provides introductory lectures on Scandinavian geology with The Regional Geology Field Course has a focus on the geology of Scandinavia where theory is interspersed with field trips in the regional area and field studies.
The course aims to provide knowledge of Scandinavian geology with an emphasis on creating a deeper understanding of large-scale geological structures. In addition lectures on the geology of the Baltic Shield and comparative studies of the geology of other continents as we as several field studies.
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:
- obligatory group work in the field
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites and selection
Admittance to the course requires at least 150 credits within the field of Earth Sciences including successful completion of a mineralogy course (GVG210 or its equivalent) and a petrology course (GVG270 or its equivalent).
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.
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