Introduction to the Physics and Dynamics of the Earth, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, Evening, 25%, Distance learning

    Start date: 19 September 2022

    End date: 11 December 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-18108 Application

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

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)

    Outline for distance course: This is a web-based distance education course with live lectures at Zoom in the evening (not mandatory). Compulsory assignments and take-home examinations are submitted via an online platform. Communication between students and teachers takes place via an online platform.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 19 August 2022 – 3 October 2022

Entry requirements: General entry requirements and Physics 2, Mathematics 4/Mathematics E


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 10,833

Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833

About the course

The course gives you a basic understanding of plate tectonics, the large scale structure of the Earth, earthquakes and the shape and rotation of the Earth.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21