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Earth Science - Specialisation

This course deals with theories in science, research methodology and the development of the subject Earth Science.

You will learn scientific writing, to conduct a critical review and how to create scientific illustrations and posters. In addition you will conduct a subject specialisation, which focuses on the direction of your planned bachelor thesis. This work should include a thorough literature review and the writing of the introduction of your thesis.

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.

IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.

Enrollment key for Moodle will be sent to your student e-mail! Before the course starts, you will receive an e-mail from us with information about roll call, registration, schedule, course literature, etc. Be sure to check your email (also look in the spam filter).

The course replaces Earth Science - Specialisation (GE5023).

  • Course structure

    IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.


    • Theory of Science and History of Science of Earth Science, 3 credits  
    • Specialisation, 6 credits 
    • Scientific Presentations and Project Plan, 6 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.

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.


    Arjen Stroeven

  • Course literature

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

  • 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
    Arjen Stroeven