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Earth Science Program, internet based distance learning study, is organised by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Department of Physical Geography. The course structure of this program differs from the on-site program in Earth Science.

The program begins (Year 1) with a broad introduction to Earth Science. This introduction begins with a course on Earth Science theory (Tellus I) and continues with a course covering those practical aspects of Earth Science which can be taught remotely (Tellus II). The introductory years ends with an intensive campus/field course (Tellus III) which covers those practical aspects of Earth Science which cannot be taught remotely. For Years 2 and 3, the student may choose from a range of courses offered by the two departments. Most of these courses are given entirely by distance. However, program students need to read an additional campus/field course (Field study in Earth Science) at the end of their second year of study. Some courses may have special admission requirements (see links to program courses). The program ends with individual project work (15–30 credits) at one of two departments.

General and specific admission requirements
Physics B, Chemistry B and Mathematics D or Physics 2, Chemistry 2 and Mathematics 4 (Field specific entry 13 or A13 with exception for Biology A+B or Biology 1+2).


Note: Our IT/Online courses are not available for exchange students

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Course list/Click on the course for more information
Y Term Course
1   *Tellus I – Geology, 15 credits
*Tellus I – Physical geography, 15 credits (at NG) External link icon
Fall/Spring *Tellus II – Geology, 12.5 credits
*Tellus II – Physical geography, 12.5 credits (at NG) External link icon
  *Tellus III – Geology, 2.5 credits (on-site course)
*Tellus III – Physical geography, 2.5 credits (at NG) External link icon
  Mineralogy – 7.5 credits
  Igneous petrology – 7.5 credits
  Sediment petrology – 7.5 credits
  Metamorphic petrology – 7.5 credits
  Ore Forming Processes – 7.5 credits
  Structural geology – 7.5 credits
  course given in SwedishGeology of Sweden – 7.5 credits
  Marine Geophysics – 7.5 credits 
Fall/Spring Marine Petrophysics – 7.5 credits
  Geochemistry – 7.5 credits
  *Field study in geoscience – 7.5 credits
  Tectonics – 7.5 credits
  Petrogenesis – 7.5 credits
  Critical steps in the evolution of Earth and life – 7.5 credits
  Paleoclimatology and the ocean system – 7.5 credits
  Climate Variability – 7.5 credits (at NG) External link icon
  Geographic Information Systems – 7.5 credits (at NG) External link icon
  course given in SwedishCartography and Map Design – 15 credits (at NG) External link icon
  Geomorphological processes (at NG) External link icon
  *Earth Science – Specialisation, (at NG) External link icon
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*Earth science degree project at IGV – 15/30 credits
Earth science degree project at NG – 15/30 credits

Course in italics are either partly or entirely campus and field-based
*Required courses