NGEA09038U Current Advances in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry

Volume 2015/2016

MSc Programme in Geology-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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent.
The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures and a 5-days field trip. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Excursions
  • 60
  • Preparation
  • 76
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
Exam registration requirements

Acceptable completion of a written assignment based on fieldwork is required to enable eligibility to examination.

Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

If the exam registration requirements have not been fulfilled students must retake the course.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcome.