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Geochemistry I

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: GVG240
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 1 May 2020 - 7 June 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course is an introduction to geochemistry. The origins of elements and planets, geochemical classification, minerals and phase diagrams, isotopes and geochemical cycles are covered in lectures. Practicals and tutorials deal with instrumental analysis and calculations using spreadsheets. Together with a literature assignment, work submitted during the course counts for half of the course mark, the other half from a test. Students who complete the course will have a basic competence in geochemistry that is needed to follow advanced courses and to work as a geoscientist.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 60 credits in the main field of Earth Sciences is required, of which 75 % of the courses must have the grade at least Pass. Student with an equivalent education may be given admission to the programme after examination. 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: 14 550 SEK
First payment: 14 550 SEK

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

Study Guidance

This course can be taken as an elective student.

Shortly before and during a course, more information can be found at:

Circa one week before the course begins, admitted students will be sent registration instructions.

Further question about this course or the  Earth Science program:


Department of Earth Sciences
Box 460
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

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