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Tellus III - Physical Geography

Tellus III - Physical Geography
Tellus III - Physical Geography, excursion to Värmland, August 2018. Photo Simon Larsson.

The course deals with practical application of geoscientific field methods. During the course, the students are trained in description and identification of landforms, Quaternary accumulations, and soils, as well as in mapping and compilation of collected information in the field.

The course is a mandatory component of the Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, Distance Learning but it can also be taken as an individual course. The prerequisites for participation are knowledge corresponding to the courses Tellus I - Physical Geography (GE2020) and Tellus II - Physical Geography (GE4023). 

The course is given during the summer term and is therefore open for application during the corresponding application window in February 19 - March 15.

Special conditions for 2021

Note that this course can only be given in the field in 2021 under the condition that restrictions due to the pandemic are lifted. If the restrictions are not lifted for the summer of 2021, the course will be replaced by distance learning.

Due to logistical reasons, the course will possibly be given twice, 14-19 and 22-27 August. Students who are taking the second year of the distance bachelor's programme are prioritised for the dates 14-19 August in order to avoid clashing with another mandatory course.

Depending on the final number of accepted and qualified students, the dates for participation will be settled after the end of the spring term (5 June). If the number of accepted and qualified does not exceed 24 students, the course could be given only 14-19 August. If you are applying as an individual course, you will therefore be informed whether you can join the course 14-19 or 22-27 August as soon as possible after the end of the spring term.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one consecutive week's teaching in the vicinity of the town of Filipstad in Värmland county, west-central Sweden. Participation entails a cost for you as a student, which is calculated at the time of the course. The cost is usually c. 1000 SEK. Other than this cost, you also need to plan and pay for your food during the course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lecturing, excursion, and group fieldwork partly under supervision.


    Examination is on site by oral presentation and practical assignments.


    Stefan Wastegård

  • Course literature

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

    The course has no determined course literature.

  • 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
    Stefan Wastegård