M.Sc. Geology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR700 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR700 per Year (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 )
Geneva - University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
<p> The Master of Sciences in Geology offers students advanced teaching in various specialised areas of geology depending on the chosen orientation.</p>

Description

Advertisement

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. 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.

Available orientations:

  • Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits
  • Geological risk
  • Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology

Academic calendar

Programme outline

Tableau cf brochure Etudier les sciences à l'UNIGE

Master in Geology

Required courses and field work, 24 credits

Required courses and field work, limited electives, 24 credits

Free electives, 10 credits

Research and dissertation, 60 credits

Mobility

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.

Career opportunities

The Master in Geology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (oil and gas, geothermics);
  • 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).

Contacts

Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63

secretariat-etudiants-sciences@unige.ch

Academic advisor:

Mr Xavier Chillier

T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15

conseiller-etudes-sciences@unige.ch

Earth and Environmental Sciences section:

Ms Rossana Martini

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 12

Rossana.Martini@unige.ch

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR 700 per year (EEA

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

    )
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS

2 years: 4 semesters (max. 6 semesters)

Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master in Geology:

  • Required courses and field work, 24 credits
  • Required courses and field work, limited electives, 24 credits
  • Free electives, 10 credits
  • Research and dissertation, 60 credits

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test

Requirements

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva, a Bachelor of Science 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.

We Are Helping Thousands of Students to Find a University Abroad!

Shivprasad
Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Prepare yourself for Master degree

Find a Preparation Course