Geology and Geophysics

Undergraduate 1st year – 15 credits, Course code GG2201
Start Fall term period 1
Language: English

This course provides an introduction to geology, the study of planet Earth, and some of the geophysical tools we use to investigate it. It covers the structure and composition of planet earth, and how it has changed through geologic time. The course includes one international excursion to Scotland, and one excursion within Sweden.

The schedule for the HT2017 is now available (updated Sept. 1)


Course Director
Matt O'Regan, Geological SciencesMatt O'Regan
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Physics/Physics 2, Chemistry B/2 Chemistry and Mathematics D/Mathematics 4.


Please apply at:



Schedule HT17

has been updated, Sept. 1. 

Course description

not available yet

Course literature

Marshak, S., 2014 eller 2015
Earth: Portrait of a Planet –4rd or 5th ed
International Student Edition
W.W. Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-10: 0-393-11826-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-11826-1

Andreásson, Per-Gunnar (Ed.), 2015
Geobiosfären – en introduktion
ISBN10: 9144096399
ISBN13: 9789144096391

Field trip

information not available yet

Forms of examination

– Knowledge assessment and examination are in the form of written examinations.
– Grades will be set according to a seven-point scale related to the learning objectives of the course:
A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Adequate
Fx = Fail, some additional work required
F = Fail, much additional work required

The grading criteria will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
– In order to pass the course, students must receive the minimum passing grade E on all course units and
participate in all mandatory instruction.
– Students who receive a failing grade on a regular examination are allowed to retake the examination as long as the course is still provided. The number of examination opportunities is not limited. Other mandatory course elements are equated with examinations. A student who has received a passing grade on an
examination may not retake the examination to attain a higher grade. A student who has failed the same examination twice is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary. Such requests should be made to the department board. The course has at least two examination
sessions per academic year the year of tuition given. Intermediate years are given at least one examination.
– There is no facility to improve the grade Fx to a pass grade in this course.




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