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772699S Bedrock geology of Fennoscandia, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 772699S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Bedrock geology of Fennoscandia  Abbreviation Bedrock geology 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3256 Geology and Mineralogy 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Mining School 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

The language of instruction is Finnish or English, depending on the participants.


The course is held in the autumn semester, during period II. It is recommended to complete the course at the 4th or 5th autumn semester.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

have a good overview of the Finnish Precambrian bedrock and its evolution through time.


The main geological units of the Finnish bedrock as part of the evolution of the Fennoscandian Shield. Magmatism, sedimentology and metamorphism and geochronology of the Finnish bedrock.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

36 h lectures.

Target group 

All students in geosciences.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

It is recommended that the student has completed studies equivalent to the Bachelor's degree in geology.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course in an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Lehtinen, M., Nurmi, P. and Rämö, T. (2005) Precambrian Geology of Finland. 736 p. Elsevier. Additional material delivered during the course.

The availability of the textbooks can be checked via this link.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Written essay.


In the theory exam grade and final grade, the course utilizes a numerical grading scale of 1-5. Zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Eero Hanski.

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Bedrock geology of Fennoscandia  Course  Kari Strand  08.01.20 -13.03.20

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