The Snowball Earth Hypothesis

Lifelong learning – 7.5 credits, Course code GG1015
Start Spring term period 1
Language: Swedish and English
Det första beviset av en världsomfattande glaciation för 700 miljoner år sedan från Islay, Skottland.

For more information about this course go to the Swedish page

The life long learning course Snowball Earth hypothesis is about several worldwide (snowball) glaciations 600-750 million years ago. You will learn about geological processes which control Earth’s climate, causes of extreme climate events, scientific debate and ongoing research. The course includes an excursion to Islay, Scotland where the first evidence for the Snowball Earth hypothesis was found in 1871.

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

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

The grade point average of your upper secondary school leaving certificate 67%, the Swedish national university aptitude test 33%.

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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