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Chemical Dynamics in the Sea

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: MAR450
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 25 March 2021 - 6 June 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-21954
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course covers the extensive interactions between chemical, biological and geological processes in the ocean and its margins. Within this framework, the course focuses on the theory, practice and applications of marine chemistry. The major part of the course centers on planning, executing and reporting an expedition on the University´s new research vessel. This involves both group and individual projects assignments.

Background to this project work is provided in the form of lectures covering the analytical challenges facing marine chemists, together with an overview of key chemical processes in coastal systems. The role of marine chemistry in current global research projects is also presented.

  • Lectures: analytical methods for marine chemistry, standards and traceability, marine pollution, marine organic matter, metal speciation and pelagic and benthic processes, the role of marine chemistry in Future Earth projects and other global projects.
  • Individual projects: (the main part of the course) are centered around the Skagerak expedition

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree (180 credits) in marine sciences or other relevant natural science subject at an accredited University. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Barbara Casari, 031-786 3763,


Department of Marine Sciences
Box 461
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B

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