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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. 

Summer term 2023

The course is given during the summer term and is therefore open for application during the corresponding application window in February 17 - March 15, 2023.

The course consists of one consecutive week's teaching August 7-11, with an excursion and fieldwork planned to Värmland and/or Dalarna, south-central Sweden. Note! Earlier information on this page, which gave the later dates has been revised due to logistical reasons.

The prerequisites for participation are knowledge corresponding to the courses Tellus I - Physical Geography (GE2020) and Tellus II - Physical Geography (GE4023). If you have not completed the qualifying courses Tellus I - Natural Geography 15 credits (GE2020) and Tellus II - Natural Geography 12.5 credits (GE4023) when you apply for Tellus III - Natural Geography, 2.5 credits, you need to contact the student office to re-register on these courses.

  • Course structure

    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.


    Simon Larsson

  • 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.

  • Course reports

  • 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

    Course responsible
    Simon Larsson

    Study counsellor and contacts