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Programme structure

Master courses

Plastic forms Bohuslän. Photo Helena Alexanderson
Glacially sculptured hillocks in Bohuslän. Photo: Helena Alexanderson

Our MSc. programme has three specialisations with suggested study paths according to the scheme below. When you are admitted to one of these specialisations, you are automatically admitted to the first two courses within respective specialisation.

However, within the limitations of the degree requirements (see below) – and the periods of the year when the courses are given – you can tailor your studies to your own interests by combining courses in Bedrock geology and Quaternary geology according to your own interests (provided that you fulfil the admission requirements for the specific courses).

You can also include other courses in geology, for example within applied geology, and/or courses in other subjects in your degree.

Bedrock Geology

First year

Second year

Quaternary Geology

First year

Second year


First year

Second year

Master of Science in Geology

Degree Requirements:

  • 120 credits in total
  • At least two of the M or N courses listed above
  • At least 75 credits in Geology
  • A 45-credit degree project

Questions about courses and suggested study paths can be directed to your studievagledare [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se (student counsellor).


Students administration
studieadmin [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se (studieadmin[at]geol[dot]lu[dot]se)

Student Counsellor and International Coordinator
Karl Ljung, 
studievagledare [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se (studievagledare[at]geol[dot]lu[dot]se)

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Karl Ljung


Geysir on Iceland. Photo Wim Clymans