Department of Earth Sciences

Master's Programme in Geophysics

Suggested Curriculum for the Master's Programme in Geophysics

Year 1

Fall term 1

Students starting in 2015

Students starting in 2016

First half

(Aug.-Oct.)

Applied and Environmental Geophysics 10 ECTS (1GE017)

The Earth's Potential Fields 5ECTS (1GE035)

Applied and Environmental Geophysics 10 ECTS (1GE017)

Time Series Analysis of Geophysical Data 5 ECTS (1GE049)

Second half

(Oct.-Jan.)

Global Geophysics 10 ECTS (1GE009)

Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics 5 ECTS (1GE048)

Global Geophysics 10 ECTS (1GE009)

Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics 5 ECTS (1GE048)

 Spring Term 1

First half

(Jan.-March)

Seismology - 10 ECTS (1GE058)

Time Series Analysis of Geophysical Data 5 ECTS (1GE049)

Seismology - 10 ECTS (1GE058)

Physical Properties of Rocks 5ECTS (1GE053)

Second cycle

(March-June)

Inversion of Geophysical Data 10 ECTS (1GE016)

Reflection Seismology 5 ECTS (1GE054)

The Earth's Potential Fields 5ECTS (1GE035)

Inversion of Geophysical Data 10 ECTS (1GE016)

Year 2

Fall Term 2

Students starting in 2015

Students starting in 2016

First half

(Aug-Oct)

Electromagnetic Geophysics 10 ECTS (1GE057)

Applications of Geodynamics 5 ECTS (1GE052)

Electromagnetic Geophysics 10 ECTS (1GE057)

Applications of Geodynamics 5 ECTS (1GE052)

Second half

(Oct.-Jan.)

Earthquake Sources 5 ECTS (1GE050)

Physical Properties of Rocks 5 ECTS (1GE053)

Presentation and Publication 5 ECTS (1GV006)

Earthquake Sources 5 ECTS (1GE050)

Reflection Seismology 5 ECTS (1GE054)

Presentation and Publication 5 ECTS (1GV006)

Spring Term 2

Degree Project E in Geophysics 30 ECTS (1GE029)

Project courses (can be substituted for other courses above):

Project Work in Geophysics

1GE030     5 ECTS

1GE032   10 ECTS

1GE034   15 ECTS

  • The master program comprises 120 ECTS (2 years).

  • The curriculum above may be individualized by substituting other courses. In total, 30 ECTS may be at the undergraduate level, and an additional 30 ECTS may be outside geophysics. For details, see the syllabus 

  • Since the first 2-3 terms consist entirely of course work, a project supervisor is usually not selected until the end of the first year.

Application for the Master's Programme

  • International students: apply via University Admissions Please follow the instructions very carefully, especially those regarding the documents that support your citizenship status.

  • Swedish students: Apply via antagning.se

  • Application deadline: January 15 for international students. April 15 for Swedish students.

  • Requirements: Bachelor degree, including at least 75 ECTS in physics.If you are uncertain whether your courses qualify as part of the physics requirement, please contact the director of studies, Christoph Hieronymus.

  • Tuition fees: If you are not a citizen of an EU or EEA country, you will probably have to pay tuition (presently SEK 145,000.00 per year). See the University Admissions for details.

Application for individual courses