Master’s studies

Syllabus for Geological Field Project

Fältprojekt i geologi


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1MP001
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2013-03-21
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-09-23
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2016
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with (1) 90 credits in earth science and 15 credits in chemistry, or (2) 90 credits in physics and 30 credits in earth science, or (3) 90 credits in geology. Mineralogy and Petrology, 15 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After taking this course, the student should be able to

  • Describe and record geological observations in the field
  • Interpret geological evolution and processes from field relations
  • Present geological data on a map and summarise geological interpretations in a written report.


This course gives an opportunity to study the occurrence of rocks in their natural environment. It involves geological mapping including recording lithological and structural data in the field as a team. Present geological maps using for example GIS and make interpretations of field relations in form of a written report.


Introductory classes and seminars followed by group fieldwork.


Assessment will be based upon geological map and written report.

Other directives

This course will involve contribution to 25% of the course costs such as travel and accommodation.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 31, 2016

  • Basic geological mapping Lisle, Richard J.; Brabham, Peter.; Barnes, J. W.; Barnes, J. W.

    5th ed.: Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

    Find in the library


  • Fry, Norman The field description of metamorphic rocks

    Chichester: Wiley, 1984

    Find in the library

  • McClay, Kenneth R. The mapping of geological structures

    Milton Keynes: Open University, 1987

    Find in the library

  • Jerram, Dougal.; Petford, Nick The field description of igneous rocks

    2nd ed.: Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

    Find in the library