Master’s studies

Syllabus for Ore and Surficial Deposits

Malm- och jordartsresurser


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MP016
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2017-05-09
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2017
  • 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. Regional Geology, 10 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After passing the course the student should be able to:

  • identify and interpret ore minerals and textures
  • evaluate ore deposits, including mineralisation, geological setting and ore forming processes
  • assess the economic potential of an ore deposit
  • describe the formation and use of peat and clay deposits
  • appraise the environmental impacts and possible remediation of mining ore and quaternary deposits


The main focus of the course is the formation, composition and distribution of ore deposits. The course also covers the formation, occurrence and use of peat and clay deposits. Extraction of non-renewable natural resources is then discussed from the perspective of legislation, environmental impacts, sustainable development and remediation.


Lectures, group work, seminars, fieldwork, project work and exercises.
Training in communication skills with feedback is included in this course.


Written examination (7 credits) and a practical examination (3 credits). Moreover, the compulsory fieldwork, exercises, project work and seminars (5 credits) must also be approved.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2017

  • Lecture hand-outs, selected articles and seminar literature

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