As a student of both science and engineering, don’t expect to be spending too much time sitting in a classroom: classroom teaching is mixed in with lots of practical work and field research. You will have many opportunities to do your learning on field trips round Denmark or to Norway or Greenland.
The Technical Geology programme promotes an open learning environment. Plenty of time is available for group work and for close collaboration between students, researchers, and professors.
As a small and highly involved programme, Technical Geology welcomes students to one of Aarhus University’s most tightly knit
communities – “the geologists.” Similarly, much of your work in the School of Engineering will be done in groups – so you can expect to build close relationships with your fellow students, not just academically but socially as well.
Technical Geology students get to enjoy newly refurbished buildings close to the Aarhus city, housing study areas, reading rooms, wifi, computer rooms, and a classic Danish Friday bar. These new facilities are used for departmental activities, and you will be given a desk in a shared office where you can study, read, or just hang out with your fellow students. Harry’s Cellar is a club for staff and students that is there for you whenever you need to take a break, grab a beer, or simply relax with friends. It has electronic darts and backgammon and live music, and regularly hosts themed events.
The university also has a number of popular Friday bars for you to enjoy, and the Tågekammeret association organises celebrations and social events for all science students.
Graduating with an MSc in Technical Geology can open doors into a range of careers within the environmental, energy, construction and
planning sectors both here in Denmark and internationally. Graduates can seek careers as consultants in engineering firms, in public administration, and working in construction to solve geotechnical tasks.
The practical nature of the programme ensures that graduates are equipped with the analytical and strategic skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global job market.
“I work as a project manager for Geo in Aarhus. There is quite a lot of desk work preparing offers, project plans and reports, but it is also important for me to get out into the field a bit and feel the soil between my fingers. My master’s really prepared me well for this job. The combination of an engineering and geological background is perfect, in my job in any case.”
MSc in Technical Geology
Geotechnical Project Manager, Geo
The academic content of your degree programme is individual and structured with the help of the Degree Programme Coordinator.
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The Masters degree in technical geology counts as 120 ECTS credits and mainly consists of subjects within the technical geology field of study. You specialise by participating in course activities and projects and by writing a thesis. During your very first week, you structure your own individual study programme with the help of a teacher from the Department of Earth Sciences by choosing courses from a course catalogue. Your programme is based on your academic qualifications and interests and the subjects you studied for your Bachelors degree. The plan must be approved by the Board of Studies before you can enrol for examinations.
The teaching is divided into terms with four terms per year. Each term consists of a block of seven weeks followed by an examination period of 2-4 weeks.
If you have the necessary skills and interest, you have the option of applying for admission to the PhD programme. In the PhD programme, you start working on a research project and are gradually trained through courses and personal guidance to become a researcher.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Admission to the Master's degree programme in engineering at Aarhus University requires successful completion of a BSc degree within the same subject. For this reason foreign students must be able to provide full documentary evidence that they have completed a university degree equivalent in level and contents to a Danish BSc degree.
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