Modelling strategies

Third-cycle level | 3.0 credits | Course code: NGEO308

Course description

The goal of this course is to introduce students to a broad range of different aspects of modelling. Different types of models, different modelling concepts and strategies will be discussed as well as modelling terminology and its usage in different disci-plines. The intended audience are foremost Ph.D. students who have not modelled so far but also students who are already familiar with specific types of models but not with others. The goal is to create a common understanding of how models are devel-oped and used in a very general sense. The course consists of theory (lectures) given by teachers with different modelling backgrounds and a practical assignment where students develop their own model in a group.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

Admitted to third cycle education.


Accepted to third-cycle education. 

1). PhD-students at the Department och Earth Sciences is given priority to the course. 

Then priority is given to:

2). PhD-students from departments at the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg

3). PhD-students from other faculties and departments at the University of Gothenburg

Course syllabus



Department of Earth Sciences


Natural Science and Mathematics

Type of course

Method course


Modelling , Strategies , Modellering

CONTACTRoland Barthel