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Literature study Earth science

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

During the course, students will acquire in-depth knowledge in one or a few areas within the subject Earth Science/Physical Geography. Students will also acquire in-depth knowledge in scientific methods, increase their capability to criticize scientific literature and independently summarize current knowledge within the chosen subject area. The investigation will be presented in a written report, which will also be defended at a seminar.

Application and eligibility

Literature study Earth science, 15 hp


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS credits in earth science/physical geography, or equivalent knowledge.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Tuition fee, first instalment


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Contactpersons for the course are:
Hans Ivarsson, course coordinator