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GEO-3122 Micropalaeontology - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for geovitenskap

Type of course

This course is available as a single course.

Course contents

The most important microfossil groups will be presented with respect to their systematics, ecology, evolution and stratigraphy. Marine microfossils will be focused on, in particular the foraminifera. The exercises will demonstrate microfossils, sample preparation and identification. A cruise on a research vessel (e.g., R/V Helmer Hanssen) to areas around Tromsø is included in the course.

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st for the autumn semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester.

UiT students: September 1st for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a programme of study of at least three years duration, 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 programme 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

The language of instruction is English and all the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English.

Teaching methods

32 hours of lectures, 42 hours of exercises, a cruise and a day in the lab after the cruise.