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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

CANCELLED: Quaternary Landforms: Processes, Architecture and Sediments (2)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 2
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsibles
  • Kurt H. Kjær (5-6e7875776e43767170316e7831676e)
  • Anders Schomacker (17-69766c6d7a7b367b6b707775696b736d7a487b767536737d366c73)
  • The Natural History Museum of Denmark
Course number: NNMK13001U

Course content

The course deals with the processes behind glacial landform formation and the internal architecture with examples from former and present glaciated terrain. A number of land forming processes  and their interaction with associated sediments is studied from modern glacial settings in Iceland, Svalbard and Greenland in order to analyze and evaluate the Danish glacial landscape with respect to internal architecture and its potential as base, filter and raw material source.

Learning outcome


It is the aim of the course that participants have achieved knowledge in a number of field and laboratory methods in the fields of sedimentology of glacial deposits, glacial tectonics, sub-fossil records and other biological remains from Danish key sections. On a basis of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and modern 3-D software from coring data and digital elevation models, participant should be able to construct geological models from former or present glaciated areas.    


A wide spectrum of working methods may constitute the students´ “tool box”. Participants are expected to have acquired knowledge on the internal and external architecture of glacial landscapes.
Participants are expected to master a number of methods suitable for analyzing Quaternary landforms and sedimentary successions.
Participants are expected to demonstrate how to establish spatial geological models.


Participants are expected to
- understand the interaction between glacial landform transformation, climate change, instability of ice sheets and environmental change as registred in glacial and interglacial sediment successions.
- be able to manage GIS and 3-D software on a user level
- be able to read, understand and communicate scientific articles at a high    level
- analyze and understand complex sedimentological, structural-geological and glacio-morphological datasets


A 100 kr fee is to be paid for each excursion.

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MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience


Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Part time Master and Diploma courses


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

10 hours per week with lectures and exercises plus 2 one-day excursions.




Category Hours
Lectures 28
Theory exercises 42
Excursions 24
Preparation 112
English 206


Type of assessment

Oral examination, 20 minutes
Oral exam for 20 minutes. Before the exam the student will pick a question, whereafter there will be 20 minutes preparation.


Written aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome

Censorship form

External censorship


It is not necessary to have a new assignment or approval to participate in reexamination.

The type of re-exam is the same as ordinary exam.

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