Master’s studies

Reflection Seismology 2018/2019 (5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 44-03 (late October - mid-January) - 33 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-18116 Application

Language of Instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 180 credits including 75 credits in physics and mathematics. Seismology 10 credits, and Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics 5 credits.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

Reflection seismology uses controlled sources to study the shallow geology down to the base of the crust. It is commonly used in exploration for hydrocarbons and mineral resources, but also in environmental and geothermal surveys as well as in CO2 sequestration. In this advanced course, you will learn about the theoretical background of the technique, about seismic data acquisition, and about the standard methods of data processing. Practical exercises are a major aspect of the course.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villav. 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villav. 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-471 2592