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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Radiogenic Isotopes (RgIsotop)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 1
The course is only offered every other year, next time in 2016/2017.
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • James Connelly (8-66727171686f6f7c43767170316e7831676e)
  • The Natural History Museum of Denmark
Course number: NNMA12001U

Course content

Radiogenic isotopes, geochronology, isotope tracers, planetary reservoirs, meteorites, earth, igneous and metamorphic processes, solid earth geochemistry

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course will provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge about radiogenic isotopes and their practical use in terrestrial and planetary geology, including early solar system evolution.

Skills: Acquisition and Manipulation of radiogenic isotope data including the calculation of ages and their use as tracers of geological processes and reservoirs.
Competences: Recognize the potential use of radiogenic isotopes to address questions in earth and planetary geology. Design scientific projects that use radiogenic isotopes as a primary tool. Read and critically assess scienfic papers that include radiogenic isotope data.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of basic concepts of geology is recommended.

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MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience


Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

Two weekly three-hour lecture/​tutorial/​discussions with additional practical sessions as necessary. Formal lectures will be combined with practical exercises that will be worked on during tutorial segments in the regular meeting times and in practical sessions. Tutorials will also include discussion of assigned papers from peer-reviewed literature. Throughout the course, students will work on a literature review paper on a topic of their choice that will result in a paper submitted at the end of the course.


Max 20 participants




Category Hours
Lectures 48
Preparation 134
Practical exercises 24
English 206

Exam (Final Exam)

Type of assessment

Continuous assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
Oral examination worth 50% of the total grade. Weekly assignments worth 50% of the total grade.


All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

See Learning Outcome

Censorship form

No external censorship
One internal censor


Oral examination worth 50% of the total grade. The same weekly assignments are handed in again. This is also the case at the third attempt.

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