Arctic Science A


The course comprises three parts.

Part 1, theory part (1.5 credits)

The course provides an introduction to magnetospheric physics, physics and observations of the northern lights, optical phenomena in the polar regions, pearl clouds, snow and ice-related phenomena, and the impact of climate on the Arctic environment. The course also includes a presentation of the research activities in the Kiruna area and study visits. A number of compulsory assignments are included.

Part 2, laboratory part (1.5 credits)

The module consists of a laboratory course that is presented in writing.

Part 3, project part (1.5 credits)

The component consists of a project work that is presented in writing.


The course will include a 4-day meeting in Kiruna in February.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionUmeå University
Begin date18.01.2021
End date07.03.2021
Registration deadline15.10.2020
ECTS credits4.5
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeKiruna
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