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Master Programme in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences

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Programme content and structure

For a Master of Science degree, major Geosciences, with specialization in ore geology and environmental geochemistry, is required:

For students admitted 2016 and onwards - 90 Credits advanced courses in the main field Geosciences. - Master Thesis project (30 credits) at the advanced level in the main field. For students admitted before 2016 - 82.5 credits advanced courses in the main field Geosciences. - 7.5 credits optional courses - Master Thesis project (30 credits) at the advanced level in the main field.   The programme is given entirely in English.  

Swedish for beginners is offered to overseas students. The course is not included in the degree, and is read in addition to the obligatory courses


The programme consists of 120 Credits




  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Ore Geology

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of minimum 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of nature resource technology, geology or geoscience.

Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Compulsory courses

Compulsory courses: 97.5 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
L7016K Mine Waste 7,5 Second level
L7017K Geochemical Exploration 7,5 Second level
L7021K Freshwater Geochemistry 7,5 Second level
L7026K Sampling and Evaluation of Environmental Data 7,5 Second level
O7007K Exploration and Environmental Geophysics 7,5 Second level
O7008K Quantitative Interpretation of Geophysical Data 7,5 Second level
O7021K GIS in Geoscience 7,5 Second level
O7022K Mining Geology 7,5 Second level
O7025K Isotope Geology 7,5 Second level
X7001K Degree project in Exploration and Environmental Engineering, Master 30,0 Second level

Course offered outside the obligatory courses - not compulsory - For non Scandinavian students

Code Course Cr Level Comment
S0046P Swedish for International Students 1 3,0 First level Selectable

Courses within specialisation 22 Credits