Glaciers and High Mountain Environments

You will learn about those processes and landforms that shape our high mountain environment. This is a summer field course where you stay at Tarfala research station for two weeks sometime in the beginning of August.

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

  1. Theory with lectures, 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 (July 29 to August 9), 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.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionStockholm University
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.03.2020
ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyEarth science
Teaching placeTarfala Research Station, Kebnekaise
Tagsfield schoolsummer schoolalpine environmentglacialglaciershigh mountain
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