Georesource Exploration and Characterisation 2020/2021 (5 credits)

Spring 2021, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 18 January 2021

End date: 28 February 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-68605 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)

Entry Requirements: 90 credits in science/engineering (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, earth science, computer science, material science), including 15 credits in mathematics or physics and 10 credits in chemistry.
English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("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 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

This course will present the characteristics of natural resources and their formation. Exploration will be approached from geological and geochemical perspectives. Geological exploration will focus on host rocks, alteration and geological structures of ore deposits. Geochemical exploration will cover till, soil and stream geochemistry, as well as alteration vectors. Aspects of economic geology and resource use will be integrated throughout the course.

More information


Department of Earth Sciences

Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 752 36 Uppsala

Villavägen 16, 752 36 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-471 2592

Study Counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 25 07