Structural Geology and Ground Stability, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 February 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-68252 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: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

Entry requirements: 60 credits in earth science including Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, 10 credits, and Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeobiology, 10 credits.


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 21,667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21,667

About the course

You will learn theoretical and practical concepts in structural geology. How to identify, describe and collect structural data and to relate them to various tectonic environments. How to analyse structural data and to convert two-dimensional surface data into three-dimensional interpretations. Analysis of overprinting criteria to interpret relative timing and the fourth dimension (structural evolution). Rock and soil stability for engineering purposes and many other concepts directly applicable for a professional career.

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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 25 07