Earth science – degree project

IT-distance – 15/30 credits, Course code GG6117/GG6118
Start Fall/Spring period 1
Language: Swedish and English

The individual project for the Candidate exam aims to give insight and experience in actual scientific methods in the subject of earth science. The primary goals of the study are the planning, execution and reporting of a scientific research investigation. The student will also be trained in searching research literature, writing a scientific report and presenting the research results in a seminar presentation.


Course Director
Alasdair Skelton, Geological Sciences, Photo: Eva DalinAlasdair Skelton
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 135 credits in Geology or Geoscience, the courses Geoscience – Subject Field Specialisation (GE5023) and Field Study in Geoscience 7,5 hp (GG5017) must be included.


Contact the department – Elisabeth Däcker


Course literature

will be based on scientific articles and reports and will be provided by the supervisor/s and searched for by the student.


Examination includes a written report and oral presentation.

See also Syllabus.
Department of Geological Sciences
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