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Metamorphic Petrology

  • 7.5 credits

The course covers 1) classification and identification of metamorphic rocks, 2)genesis of metamorphic rocks, 3) deformation, 4) chemical transport in metamorphic systems, and 5) how metamorphic petrology can be used as a tool to further our understanding of plate tectonic processes.

For more information see the course home page at:

  • Course structure

    The course is to a 100% a distant learning course. You may start anytime and follow the course in your own pace. No specific schedule is therefore provided.


    Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Sufficient
    Fx = Insufficient
    F = Entirely insufficient

    The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

  • Course literature

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

    C. Klein and A. Philpotts, 2012
    Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
    Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9780521145213

  • Contact

    Alasdair SkeltonProfessor of Geochemistry and petrology
    Alasdair Skelton
    +46 (0)8 16 47 50 | Room: R425