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Faroe Islands field course: a window to the geology of the Northeast Atlantic

The Faroe Islands are a natural laboratory to study the geological evolution of the Northeast Atlantic, including aspects of:

  • Plate tectonics
  • Basin formation
  • Volcanism
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental change
  • Glacial processes
  • Geotechnical aspects.

The many different topics make it ideally suited for a multidisciplinary group of participants. The course is targeted to geoscientists as well as other natural sciences and engineering students who have some geological background.

The field-based education will take place on the Faroe Islands, if travel restrictions permit.
Please notice that travel costs to and from the Faroe Islands are not included in the course fee.  

Exam info and full course description

  Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.  

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

At least two years of university study including 20 ECTS of geoscience subjects. 


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here

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