Electromagnetic Geophysics, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 67%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-18127 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)

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 180 credits including 80 credits in physics and mathematics, including The Earth's Potential Fields, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


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 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

About the course

In this advanced course, you are introduced to various electromagnetic methods to study both shallow and deep structures in the Earth's crust and upper mantle. You learn what information electromagnetic methods can provide on various geological and hydrological targets discussing examples from groundwater prospecting, the sustainable provision of minerals and renewable energy. The theoretical foundations of electromagnetic prospecting methods are emphasised.

Analytic solutions of Maxwell's equations are derived for simple point sources and layered models. 2D and 3D models are solved by finite element, finite difference or integral equation methods. Earth response functions for plane waves are used to estimate the complicated distribution of electrical conductivity in the Earth as a proxy to the geological structure.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Study counsellor

Email: studievagledare@geo.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21