Bachelor degree by distance courses

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.

Link to application 

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



Year Term Courses
1 Fall/Spring

*Earth I – Geology, 15 credits

*Earth I – Physical geography, 15 credits 

*Tellus II – Geology, 12.5 credits

*Earth II – Physical geography, 12.5 credits 

*Tellus III – Geology, 2.5 credits

*Earth III – Physical geography, 2.5 credits 
Fall/Spring 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
Geology of Sweden – 7.5 credits
Marine Geophysics – 7.5 credits
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) 
Geographic Information Systems – 7.5 credits (at NG) 
Cartography and Map Design – 15 credits (at NG) 
Geomorphological processes (at NG) 
*Earth Science – Specialisation, (at NG) is mandatory
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*Earth science – degree project – 15/30 credits
  Course in italics are either partly or entirely campus and field-based
  *Required courses
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