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The programme covers nearly all aspects of geology, from minerals and rocks to glacial geology, sediments, climatic changes and the evolution of life. It aims to provide students with a wide range of geological knowledge, exposure to areas at the cutting edge of research, and a thorough understanding of the practical applications of geology. There are two main branches, Bedrock Geology and Quaternary Geology. Four courses in either branch are normally studied during the first year. A masterīs degree project (45 ECTS credits), combined with an elective course, is compulsory in the second year. One of many attractions of the Department of Geology is the vast array of in-house research equipment that complements teaching. All students undertake their lectures and practical sessions in well-equipped lecture halls and teaching laboratories within the department building. Fieldwork is an essential part of the practical work and there are excursions of between one day and two weeks. These are held at a variety of locations and are a major feature of the programme. In the final year students generally undertake projects in many of the research laboratories. Computing and workstation facilities underpin many aspects of our teaching and research. Students have access to all library resources at the department, which include electronic journals.
The world will depend even more on geologists and their expertise in the future. Concern about global environmental change has never been greater, and the worldīs population increases and makes greater demand on Earth s limited resources. Graduates from our programme will obtain transferable and subject specific skills that are necessary for academic research or entry into various employment opportunities in private companies or governmental structures.
More information can be found at http://www.geol.lu.se/gu/eng/