M.Sc. Geology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR458 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR458 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English, French ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Genève, Switzerland
The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences.

Description

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Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners.

Concentrations:
  • Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits
  • Geological risk
  • Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology
Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.The Master in Geology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
  • Construction of large-scale civil engineering projects
  • Resolution and management of ecological, environmental and land-use problems
  • Natural disaster risk prevention
  • Teaching and scientific research (secondary schools, higher education, museums)
  • Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (oil and gas, geothermics)

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

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    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR458 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR458 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Required courses and field work
  • Required courses and field work, limited electives
  • Free electives
  • Research and dissertation

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

A Bachelor in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva, a Bachelor in Geosciences and Environment with a concentration in geology from the University of Lausanne, or a degree deemed equivalent, upon completion of up to 30 credits of supplementary courses.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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