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Tellus I - Physical Geography

Tellus I – Physical Geography, 15 credits is a basic distance course in Earth sciences.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from your department

On this page you will shortly find information on registration, learning platform, etc.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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The course deals with hydrology, mass movements, rivers and flooding, oceans, coast lines, groundwater, the atmosphere and climate, arid regions, geomorphology, Quaternary geology and global changes.

The course is a component of the Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, Distance Learning and it can also be taken as an individual course.

Desert area in Namibia. Photo Steffen Holzkämper.
Desert area in Namibia. Photo Steffen Holzkämper.
  • Course structure

    IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.  

    • Spring term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
    • Summer term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 100%.
    • Autumn term 2021, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.
    • Spring term 2022, IT-distance, Study tempo 50%.


    • Hydrological Cycle, Mass Movements, Running Water, Oceans and Coasts, Groundwater, 6 credits
    • Climate, Arid Landscapes, Glaciers and Ice Ages, 6 credits
    • Project, 3 credits

    Teaching format

    The course is given only as a distance learning course and the teaching consists of web-based teaching and independent project work.


    For details see syllabus. 


    Margareta Hansson

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Marshak, S., 2018: Earth: Portrait of a Planet. 6:e upplagan. W.W. Norton & Company. Inc. ISBN 9780393640311.

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. If you have not received information about registration you can contact the student office directly. 

    Student office (Registration questions) 
    Lena Åkerblom

    Study counsellor
    Elisabeth Sturesson

    Course responsible
    Margareta Hansson