Electromagnetic Methods in Deep Mineral Exploration, 3 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 25%, Distance learning

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 19 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-18129 Application

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

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Outline for distance course: Teachers and students communicate through an online teaching platform and an e-meeting platform. Access to a computer with a stable and sufficiently fast internet connection and a webcam is required to participate in the course.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 180 credits including 80 credits in physics and mathematics. 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 7,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 7,250

About the course

This course is intended for you, who is an employee at a prospecting company or a job seeker with a background in physics or geophysics and who would like to have updated competence in geophysical electromagnetic prospecting methods with measurements from aircraft, on the ground surface and in boreholes. Standard prospecting methods are introduced starting from first principles, compared as to their applicability for different types of mineral deposits and illustrated using case studies published in the literature. There is particular emphasis on borehole electromagnetic methods.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Study counsellor

Email: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21