Metamorphic petrology

IT-distance – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4143
Start Fall/Spring term period 1
Language: English
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. 

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

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in Geology or Geoscience, where the courses Tellus I 30 credits (GG2003) and Tellus II 22.5 credits (GG4033), alternatively Geology 30 credits (GG2006) must be included, and 7.5 credits in Mineralogy (GG4002/GG4016/GG4029/GG4037/GG4141).


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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.


Course literature

C. Klein and A. Philpotts, 2012

Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521145213


Examination 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.

Department of Geological Sciences
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46 (0)8 16 20 00 | Web administrator ines.jakobsson[at]
In case of emergency call (08) 16 22 16 or (08) 16 42 00