NGEA09038U Current Advances in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry

Volume 2013/2014
MSc Programme in Geology and Geoscience

Elemental and isotopic quantitative geochemical methods and their application to petrological problems, field methods, petrography, physical volcanology, petrological case stories, aspects of the petrology of the continental and oceanic crust and upper mantle.

Learning Outcome


By completion of the course, students should have

  • detailed knowledge of petrological high-temperature processes;
  • detailed knowledge of selected current ideas on the formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks and complexes;
  • knowledge of the development of ideas related to the evolution of the crust-mantle system.


By completion of the course, students should be able to

  • extract volcanological data during field work;
  • model selected geochemical and physical processes in petrology;
  • manipulate and evaluate geochemical data.


By completion of the course, students should be able to

  • interpret petrological processes based on field observations;
  • integrate field observations with petrographic and geochemical laboratory data;
  • demonstrate an understanding of deep earth and volcanological processes as integrated parts of Earth evolution.
see Absalon course page.
BSc in Geology and Geoscience or equivalent
The form of teaching is lectures and theoretical and practical exercises integrated with gathered field observations in the study of selected geological provinces and environments.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Excursions
  • 60
  • Preparation
  • 76
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutter
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
Exam registration requirements
Acceptance of field report (written assignment)
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

See description of learning outcome