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Høst 2020

GEO-3107 Field Trip Hard Rock Geology - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

This course is available as a single course. The number of participants is limited to 12, and the course may not be offered every year. Priority is given to M.Sc. students affiliated with the Solid Earth Science Group at the Department of Geosciences, UiT.

Course contents

The course will present geological problems in the field to the student, and will focus on the integration and synthesis of various topics concerning hard rock geology (e.g. field relations of geological units, lithological variations, magmatic, structural and metamorphic evolution, relationships between structural/magmatic/metamorphic evolution, and formation of ore deposits). The key topics depend on the location selected for each excursion and some of them may not be covered in the particular year.

 The excursion will be located to areas outside those where the students do their field work for their master theses.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a program of study of at least three years, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other program for basis of admission.

Application code: 9371.

Objective of the course


The student has


The student can

General competences

The student can

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

5 days of field excursion (excluding travel time).


Field report that counts 100% of the finale grade.

Grading scale: Pass/fail. In case the grade is fail, new, improved field reports can be delivered within a new deadline.

Compulsory learning activities

Approval of training in health, safety, and environment prior to the field excursion. This includes the use of helmets, high-visibility safety vests etc., and the use of geological equipment (e.g., hammer, spade, scraper, magnifier) in the field.

Active participation in the excursion and activities prior to and during the excursion.

Lectures Autumn 2020
Field course