Applied Earthquake Seismology, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-18117 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: 30 September 2022 – 30 October 2022

Entry requirements: 180 credits including 75 credits in physics and mathematics. Seismology, 10 credit, and Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics, 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 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

Seismic waves from earthquakes provide a mean both to understand how earthquakes are created and to study the interior of the Earth. This is an advanced course that focuses on the analysis of seismic waves in order to locate earthquakes, determine the motion on the fault and understand the physics causing that fault motion. The course addresses theories and models for the earthquake source and the radiated seismic waves, and the techniques and algorithms used to analyse those waves. Applications to both large natural earthquakes and microearthquakes, created when the rock is fractured in e.g. mines or geothermal projects, are discussed.

More information


Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

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Telephone: +46 18 471 25 07