Master’s studies

Structural Geology and Ground Stability 2018/2019 (10 credits)

Spring 2019 weeks 04-09 (late January - early March) - 100 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-10-15

Enrolment Code: UU-68202 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: 60 credits in earth science including Rocks and Quaternary Deposits, 15 credits, and Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeobiology, 10 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 21667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21667

About the course:

You will learn theoretical and practical concepts in Structural Geology. How to identify, describe and collect structural data and to relate them to various tectonic environments. How to analyse structural data and to convert 2-dimensional surface data into 3 dimensional interpretations. Analysis of overprinting criteria to interpret relative timing and the 4th dimension (structural evolution). Rock and soil stability for engineering purposes and many other concepts directly applicable for a professional career.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villav. 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villav. 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-471 2592

Study Counsellor

Telephone: +46 18 471 25 07