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Courses for Exchange Students

Application and course selection

Below is a list of courses offered in English and open to exchange students at the Faculty of Science. All courses run on full-time basis (40 hours/week) if nothing else is indicated and courses are listed under the period they will start in. Some courses run over several periods and octiles depending on the pace of study and how many credits the course covers.

Exchange students have to be nominated by their home university in order to be eligible for course selection. After nomination the students make their course selections in consultation with the international coordinator at the respective host department. This means that you do not have to apply online for courses via universityadmissions.se as indicated in some course pages, but should contact your departmental international coordinator instead. You can find a list with contact information here.

Also note that there is no guarantee that all courses listed below will be given. If you have chosen a course which is later cancelled we will try to find a suitable alternative for you. Please contact the international coordinator at your host department for more information.

Qualifications

All exchange students must meet the requirements of each course they intend to take. The assessment of qualifications is made by the respective departments. Please note that exchange students do not have to provide proof of English language skills in order to be eligible for the courses listed below.

Students are expected to take a majority of their courses in the subject area and department specified in the exchange agreement. It is also possible to take courses at other departments at the Faculty of Science. Courses in other faculties are available only by individual agreement and subject to place availability. Please contact the international coordinator at your host department for more information.

Credits

The University of Gothenburg credit system is based on higher education credits or hec. One semester of full time studies equals 30 hec, while 60 hec correspond to one year of full time studies. One semester normally consists of two courses of 15 hec each that run after each other. Please note that the Departments of Mathematics and Physics have courses that run parallel during the semester. Read more about credits and grading.

 

We offer courses in:
Astronomy | Biology | Chemistry | Conservation | Earth Science & Geography | Environmental science | Marine Sciences | Mathematics | Mathematical statistics | Physics

Semesters and periods

Autumn semester: 28 August 2017 - 14 January 2018
Spring semester: 15 January 2018 - 3 June 2018

Period 1: 28 August –  31 October
Octile 1: 28 August - 28 September
Octile 2: 29 September– 31 October

Period: 2: 1 November - 14 January
Octile 3: 1 November – 4 December
Octile 4: 5 December – 14 January

Period 3: 15 January – 21 March
Octile 5: 15 January – 15 February
Octile 6: 16 February – 21 March

Period 4: 22 March – 3 June
Octile 7: 22 March – 26 April
Octile: 8: 27 April– 3 June

Astronomy

All astronomy courses run on part-time basis

Period 1


Period 2


Period 3


Period 4

Biology

Period 1

Basic level

 

Advanced level


Period 2

Basic level

 

Advanced level


Period 3

Basic level

 

Advanced level


Period 4

Basic level

 

Advanced level

Physics

All physics courses run on part-time basis (50%)

Period 1


Period 2


Period 3


Period 4

Earth Science & Geography

Physical geography, climatology, geology, oceanography and geography. More information about the courses (pdf)
 

Additional costs due to excursions - courses: NG0210, NG0230, NG0220
 

Period 1

Octile 1:


Octile 2:

  • Hydrogeology I, 7,5 hec (GVG340)

 

Period 2

Octile 3:

 

Octile 4:


Period 3

Octile 5:

  • Geographical information system (GIS), 15 hec (GVS150)
  • Economic geology, 7,5 hec (GVG430)
  • Environmental Geology, 7,5 hec (GVK430)
     

Octile 6:

  • Advanced petrology, 7,5 hec (GVG410)
  • Geochemistry of magmatic and metamorphic processes, 7,5 hec (MP4400)

 

Period 4

Octile 7:

  • Petrology, 7,5 hec (GVG270)
  • Applied geophysics II, 7,5 hec (MPN051)

Chemistry

Period 1


Period 2


Period 3


Period 4

 

Marine Sciences

Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

Mathematics

All math courses run on part-time basis (50%)

Period 1


Period 2


Period 3


Period 4

Mathematical statistics

All math courses run on part-time basis (50%)

Period 1


Period 2


Period 3

Period 4

Environmental science

Period 1

Basic level

 

Advanced level

Course package:

 


Octile 1


Octile 2

Period 2

Basic Level


Octile 1

 

Octile 2


Advanced Level


Period 3

Basic Level
Octile 1


Octile 2


Advanced Level

 

Octile 2

 

Period 4

Basic Level

Advanced Level

Octile 1


Period 1, 2, 3 and 4

In this course you have the possibility to do a project work in one of the research groups within environmental science. You need yourself to take contact with the different research groups. '

Please see contact information: http://bioenv.gu.se/english/research/environmental-science

The condition to be admitted for the course is that you have a project before start of the course. The course is given during period 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Conservation

Period 1

Octile 1

Octile 2

Period 2 

 

Octile 3


Period 3


Period 4

Octile 8

Flexible


 

Useful information

  • 60 higher education credits (hec) corresponds to one years of studies.
  • One semester normally consists of two courses of 15 hec each that run after each other. Mathematics and Physics have courses that run parallel during the semester.
  • One semester full time studies = 30 hec
  • One period full time studies= 15 hec
  • One octile full time studies= 7,5 hec
Page Manager: Camilla Persson|Last update: 9/19/2017
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