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Regional geology field course

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The course provides introductory lectures on Scandinavian geology with an emphasis on placing important key concepts into a global perspective. A major component of the course involves visiting rock outcrops in southern Sweden, where students will apply previously learnt knowledge of petrology and other geological subjects, study field relationships between different rock units, and incorporate field tools such as producing sketches, geological maps, and measurements.


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

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).