spring 2020
GEO-8113 Field course in Exogene Geology - 5 ECTS

Last changed 14.10.2019

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: December 15

Other applicants has application deadline: December 1st. Application code 9302 in Søknadsweb.

Type of course

This course is available for Ph.D. students only.

Admission requirements

All external applicants have to attach a confirmation of their status as a PhD student from their home institution.

More information regarding PhD courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology is found here:


The course has the capacity of 15 students.

If there are more applicants than available places in the course, students will be prioritized in the following order:

1. PhD students at the PhD program in Science at UiT - The Arctic University of Tromsø

2. PhD students at other PhD programs at UiT - The Arctic University of Tromsø

3. PhD students at other universities

Course content

This course provides field experience in interpreting Quaternary and ancient depositional environments based on mapping and studies of sedimentary sections and geophysical profiles (seismics, GPR). The first part of the course is based at the University of Tromsø's field station at Skibotn where sediment petrographic studies and a Quaternary mapping exercise are used to interpret the history of deglaciation, valley-filling and sea-level change. The second part takes place in Eastern Finnmark where modern and postglacial, fluviodeltaic and regressive, coastal systems at Tana and Sandfjorden are used to demonstrate the relationship among depositional process, morphology and architecture. The field course concludes with a study of ancient analogues in the Precambian sedimentary rocks on the northern side of Varangerfjorden.

Objectives of the course

The course aims to give field-based experience in sedimentological, Quaternary geological and stratigraphic interpretation, and to provide an understanding of how depositional processes and other factors determine sedimentary facies and basin-fill architecture.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Field course



Grading scale: Pass/fail.


Course overlap

GEO-3113 Field course in exogene geology 5 stp
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: GEO-8113