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.
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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
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:
Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4
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Mr Xavier Chillier
T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15
Earth and Environmental Sciences section:
Ms Rossana Martini
T. +41 (0)22 379 66 12
2 years: 4 semesters (max. 6 semesters)
Master in Geology:
Level of French required
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones
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.
No work experience is required.
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