Solid Earth Geo­phys­ics

Solid Earth Geophysics combines geology with geophysics to study the structure of the Earth’s interior and the physical processes related to its evolution. This is not only crucial for understanding phenomena such as earthquake and volcanic activity related to plate tectonics, but also important for exploration of natural resources, environmental studies and engineering, for example. Below you will find a list of courses available in the Solid Earth Geophysics study track and you can learn more about our research, teaching, and other activities on the Solid Earth Geophysics wiki page.

Previous studies required for this study track:
BSc in geosciences or related field with minor studies in physics

The study track in Solid Earth Geophysics in the MSc degree in Geology and Geophysics comprises 120 cp divided among common courses (50 cp), advanced courses (40-65 cp), and optional courses (5-30 cp). The advanced courses are divided into essential and elective modules to provide logical course combinations to develop expertise in your areas of interest. Details about the courses offered in this study track are given below. You can also find course descriptions and additional information on our Solid Earth Geophysics wiki page.

Com­mon courses (50 cp)

  Common courses course package 50 cp Compulsory
periods III-IV/ every year

GEOM_1003 Conducting scientific research

10 cp Compulsory
1. to 2. year GEOM_1004 MSc Thesis 30 cp Compulsory
1. to 2. year GEOM_1008 Scientific Engagement 5 cp Compulsory
summer between 1. and 2. yr GEOM_1005 Internship 5 cp Compulsory

Ad­vanced courses (40-65 cp)

  Essential course package 25- 30 cp Compulsory
period I/ every year FYS2077 Introduction to Solid Earth Geophysics 5 cp Optional*
period II/ 2020, 2022 GEOM_S2011 Applied Geophysics 5 cp Compulsory
period IV/ every year GEOM_S2012 Field course of solid Earth geophysics 5 cp Compulsory
periods I-II/ every year GEOM_S2013 Lithospheric structure and dynamics 5 cp Compulsory
periods I-IV/ every year

GEOM_S2014 Petrophysics

10 cp Compulsory
  * Required if no equivalent course exists in previous studies
Elective Advanced Studies (15- 40cp): choose courses from course packages

 

 

Earth and Planetary Dynamics  course package

15- cp Optional, if you choose this, take at least 15 cp
period IV/2021

GEOM_1001 3D modelling

5 cp Optional
period IV/ every yr

GEOM_S2071 Earthquake seismology

5 cp Optional
period I/ 2020, 2022

GEOM_S2042 Geodynamics

5 cp Optional
periods III-IV/ 2021, 2023 GEOM_S2022 Geothermics 5 cp Optional
see weboodi

DATA20013 GNSS technologies

5 cp Optional
period III-IV/ 2021

GEOM_S2051 Introduction to Geodesy

5 cp Optional
period II/ 2021

GEOM_S2044 Introduction to Quantitative Geology

5 cp Optional
periods I-II/ 2021 GEOM_S2024 Paleomagnetism 5 cp Optional
period III-IV/ 2022

GEOM_S2061 Planetary geophysics

5 cp Optional
period I-II/ 2020, 2022

GEOM_S2052 Satellite positioning

5 cp Optional
period I-II/ 2021

GEOM_S2054 Space geodesy

5 cp Optional
period

GEOM_S2045 Advanced topics in geophysics

5-20 cp Optional
  Properties of the Solid Earth course package 15 - cp Optional, if you choose this, take at least 15 cp
period IV/ every yr GEOM_S2071 Earthquake seismology 5 cp Optional
intensive week in January + period III/ 2021, 2023 GEOM_S2031 Ground penetrating radar 5 cp Optional
period I/ 2020, 2022 GEOM_S2032 Environmental magnetism 5 cp Optional
period III-IV/ 2021, 2023 GEOM_S2022 Geothermics 5 cp Optional
period I-II/ 2021 GEOM_S2024 Paleomagnetism 5 cp Optional
period II/ 2021 GEOM_S2044 Introduction to Quantitative Geology 5 cp Optional
period III/ 2022 GEOM_S2073 Seismic Structural Studies 5 cp Optional
period II/ every yr GEOM_S2072 Theory of Seismic Waves 5 cp Optional
  GEOM_S2045 Advanced topics in geophysics 5- 20 cp Optional
period IV/ 2021 GEOM_1001 3D modelling 5 cp Optional
  Seismology course package 15 - cp Optional, if you choose this, take at least 15 cp
period IV/ every yr GEOM_S2071 Earthquake seismology 5 cp Optional
period III/ 2022 GEOM_S2073 Seismic Structural Studies 5 cp Optional
period II/ every yr GEOM_S2072 Theory of Seismic Waves 5 cp Optional
see weboodi MATR326 Tools for high performance computing 5 cp Optional
  GEOM_S2045 Advanced topics in geophysics 5 - 20 cp Optional
  Scientific computing course package 10- 50 cp Optional, if you choose this, take at least 10 cp
see weboodi MATR323 Basics of Monte-Carlo simulations 5 cp Optional
see weboodi MAST31401 Inverse problems I:

convolution and deconvolution

5 cp Optional
see weboodi MAST31406 Inverse problems II:

tomography and regularization

5 cp Optional
see weboodi MATR322 Scientific computing III 10 cp Optional
see weboodi MATR307 Solid state continuum mechanics I 5 cp Optional
see weboodi MATR318 Solid state continuum mechanics II 5 cp Optional
see weboodi PAP334 Statistical methods 5 cp Optional
see weboodi PAP303 Statistical inverse methods 5 cp Optional
see weboodi MATR326 Tools for high performance computing 5 cp Optional

Op­tional courses (5-30 cp)

Courses in addition to those above as required to reach 120 cp.

Link to e-thesis database.

Below are some examples of the recent thesis titles related to Solid Earth Geophysics. You may also want to check out the list of all Geology theses at the link on the left, where you can find other theses in Geophysics.

Väkevä, Sakari, 2019. Using Three-Component Data for Seismic Interferometry Studies at the Kylylahti Mine, Eastern Finland

Luoto, Toni, 2018. Mioseenisten nisäkäsfossiililöytöpaikkojen magnetostratigrafia, Sofular ja Yeniyaylacik, Keski-Anatolia, Turkki.

Aalto, Aleksi, 2017. Development of a Web GIS Application and Data Management Practices for Integrating Geological and Geophysical Data.

Tuomi, Hilkka, 2016. Seismic forward modelling constraints for seismic ore exploration at the Kylylahti Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au sulfide deposit.

Blomqvist, Niclas, 2016. Global variations in erosion of young orogens: Swath profile comparison of climatic, erosional and topographic metrics to long-term exhumation rates.

Lammi, Hannu, 2015. Numerical Modelling of Mid-Crustal Flow Applied to Svecofennian Orogeny