Earth Science

Study mode:Online Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 46.7 k / program  
183 place StudyQA ranking:6407 Duration:36 months

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The Earth Science distance education program is organised by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. The program begins (Year 1) with a broad introduction to Earth Science. This introduction begins with a course on Earth Science theory (Tellus I) and continues with a course covering those practical aspects of Earth Science which can be taught remotely (Tellus II).

The introductory years ends with an intensive campus/field course (Tellus III) which covers those practical aspects of Earth Science which cannot be taught remotely. For Years 2 and 3, the student may choose from a range of courses offered by the two departments. Most of these courses are given entirely by distance. However, program students need to read an additional campus/field course (Field study in Earth Science) at the end of their second year of study. Some courses may have special admission requirements.

The program ends with individual project work (15–30 credits) at one of two departments.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline October; April Tuition fee
  • EUR 46674 Module (International)

*Total course/programme fee: 420000 SEK

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions) Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Courses include:
  • Earth II – 22.5 credits
  • Earth III – 7.5 credits
  • Igneous petrology – 7.5 credits
  • Sediment petrology – 7.5 credits
  • Metamorphic petrology – 7.5 credits
  • Structural geology – 7.5 credits
  • Geology of Sweden – 7.5 credits
  • Field study in geoscience – 7.5 credits
  • Tectonics – 7.5 credits
  • Petrogenesis – 7.5 credits
  • Critical steps in the evolution of Earth and life – 7.5 credits
  • Paleoclimatology and the ocean system – 7.5 credits
  • Cartography and Map Design – 15 credits (at INK)
  • Geomorphological processes, Climatology and GIS (coming soon)
  • Earth Science – Specialisation, mandatory (coming soon)
  • Earth science – degree project – 15/30 credits

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

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In order to meet the general entry requirements for bachelor's level studies, all students must:

  • have successfully completed their upper secondary (high school) education (post-16)
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

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* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Stockholm University.


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