Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 458
    Tuition (Semester)
    458
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English, French
    Language
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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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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)

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Partnership
    Joint
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic 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.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 458 International
  • EUR 458 EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
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