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GEO-3105 Petrology 2 - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for geovitenskap

Type of course

This course is available as single course.

Course contents

The aim of this course is to teach the students modern methods of analysis of the metamorphic and magmatic rocks.

The first part of the course will be devoted to magmatic petrology. Advanced concepts on the magmatic processes from genesis to emplacement of the magma will be given. The main emphasis will be on the magma itself (properties, volatiles content, diffusion, rheology, magma ascent) and how the tools of petrology can be used to better understand the magmatic processes.

In the second part, a thorough introduction to metamorphic processes and their evaluation will be given, including the use of projections, phase diagrams and Schreinemakers phase theory. The main focus will be on the problems associated with estimates of metamorphic conditions. The compulsory practicals will be focused on the reading of phase diagrams and also on the actual use of conventional thermobarometry, as well as the use of modelling thermodynamic software.

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: December 1st for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: October 1st for the spring semester.

UiT students: February 1st for UiT students.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a programme 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.

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Teaching methods

28 hours of lectures and 28 hours of practical exercises.

Date for examination

Assignment hand out date 20.03.2023 hand in date 27.03.2023

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.