Applied geophysics is a subject based on the laws and methods of physics, which in combination with geological information can be used in many different applications. Research in the subject includes both basic and applied research. Basic research includes paleomagnetism, plate tectonics, the physical properties of rock species and determination of geological structures. Applied research comprises environmental and engineering applications, including the detection of pollution in soil and water, preliminary surveys when planning tunnels, roads and buildings, and prospecting.
Admission to third-cycle studies in Applied Geophysics ceased 2011-03-22.