Field work at Storglaciären. Photo Moa Hamré.
Field work at Storglaciären. Photo Moa Hamré.

You will learn about those processes and landforms that shape our high mountain environment. The course consists of two parts:

  1. Theory with letures, exercises, and reports (distance learning). Also includes reading of course literature in preparation of the field component.
  2. A field component at the Tarfala Research Station, Kebnekaise (August 12 to August 22), with excursions, field exercises, and group projects involving the collection and analysis of field data.​

Please note that the field course involves long hikes and work during sometimes difficult mountain weather conditions. The course is given in English. The course fee is about 2700 SEK plus traveling expenses.

Note: This course is at undergraduate level (first cycle).

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Summer term 2020. Study tempo 100%.


Competence equivalent to at least 60 ECTS credits in Earth sciences or 90 ECTS credits in Geography. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.


Application period for summer term: 20 February until 15 March.

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Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland.