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The Master of Science in Environmental Geosciences examines the relationship between man and his environment and its consequences. An attempt is made to analyse and understand the different aspects of this relationship and to quantify its interactions with a view, finally, to being able to propose action strategies. This involves a clear evaluation of risks and a definition of limits beyond which risks are unacceptable both for man and for nature. To implement these limits concretely within society calls for a precise evaluation of their consequences and the way in which different social groups perceive them.
Teaching on this Master´s degree therefore lays emphasis on the understanding of processes and their quantification, the estimation and management of risks, and an assessment of the feasibility and efficiency of possible actions. To this end, the programme is based on six fields of competence: environmental concerns, knowledge of basic mechanisms of the environment, knowledge of dangers and hazards and their representation, data analysis, regional development, construction and management of risks and their reductions.