Geology – degree project

Master degree – 30/45/60 credits
Course code GG9104/GG9105/GG9106
Start Fall/Spring term period 1
Language: English

The independent work aims at giving insight into and experience of scientific work within geology. Planning, analyses and interpretations of the scientific task form a central part. Literature search, scientific report writing and oral presentations of the research results in seminars will be trained.
The course provides knowledge and experience both for further academic studies and for employment in industry and the public sector.


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

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

This course requires a bachelor degree in geoscience, where the courses Petrogenesis and Tectonics 15 credits (GG5012/GG5112/GG5016/GG4030/GG4147/GG4148) and Petrotectonics 7.5 credits must be included. English B or comparable.


Contact the department – Elisabeth Däcker



The course is given each term and can be started and ended any time during the term.

Together with the supervisor/s, the student establishes a project description which needs to be approved by the responsible professor in Geology.

Course literature

The 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 both a written report and oral presentation of a scientific work in Geology, and assessment of experimental and/or field-related skills.

See also Syllabus.
Department of Geological Sciences
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