Postgraduate course

Instrumental Methods in Analytical Geochemistry

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeGEOV347
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

Students will gain an overview of sample preparation and analytical techniques (trace element, major element and isotope) used in geochemistry. Participants in the course will also gain practical experience in the analytical facilities available at the Department of Earth science

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course GEOV347 the student should

- Understand the principles of sample preparation in analytic geochemistry

- Understand principles of the main instrumental techniques in geochemistry.

- Understand data interpretation.

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic principles in earth science and geochemistry

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic principles in inorganic geochemistry

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Practical exercises 

Forms of Assessment

The students must hand in laboratory protocols that will be then discussed by students and teacher.

Grading Scale

Passed / failed. No grading.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Laboratory protocols

    Withdrawal deadline