Current Advances in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry

Course content

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.


MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

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.

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.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
Ved eksamen trækker de studerende to spørgsmål og eksamineres uden forberedelse.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Excursions
  • 60
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Preparation
  • 76
  • English
  • 206