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Mineralogy and Petrology

The course covers mineral chemistry, optical microscopy and classification of minerals in common rocks.

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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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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mountain range at dusk with a nice full moon to the right of the frame
The crest between the Valnontey and the Valeille valleys in the Gran Paradiso National Park. The main mountain in the center is called Punta Patrì and the two small "points" to the right of the image are called "Dito degli Apostoli". Photo: Paola Manzotti

The course covers sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous petrology with description and classification of common sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.

Spring term 21 | All the theoretical lectures will be run early morning on ZOOM from 9.00 to 11.00. Students can follow the theoretical lectures from home. Practicals in the afternoon from 13 to 16 on Campus (with the possibility for students to stay up to 17 in order to avoid the peak time in the public transport). As there is the possibility that the 7+1 role will be extended, microscopes will be displayed in different rooms in order to have 7 students and 1 assistant. There will be only 1 theoretical exam. Some practicals will count for exam (they will have the possibility to do these practicals from home if they want, as no microscope is needed).

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    Schedule VT21 has been updated (December 28).

  • 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, 2013
    Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
    Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9780521145213

  • Contact

    Paola ManzottiAssistant professor
    Tectonics, metamorphic petrology and geochronology
    Paola Manzotti
    +46 (0)8 16 47 45 | Room: R413