M.Sc. Economic Geology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • Free (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

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    Free (EEA

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

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  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Oulu, Finland
The Economic Geology programme at the University of Oulu will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry.
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Description

The Economic Geology programme at the University of Oulu will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry.

The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages.

Employment Opportunities for Graduates
In the last decade, Finland experienced a strong revival of the mining and exploration industry as a result of the commodity boom. Several new mines have opened and the minerals sector has become one of the key foundations for the economy in northern Finland. With this background, we offer a practice-oriented education that prepares our graduates for a career in the industry or in ore deposit-related research.
After graduation
University of Oulu graduates enter the job market as experts of the environment, economics, technology, medicine, education and culture. Research institutes such as CWC, Infotech, Biocenter Oulu and the Thule Institute offer possibilities for an academic career. Collaboration between the University, the city of Oulu, the research institutes and businesses is vast and productive. For a large number of companies, Oulu has been a favourable environment for their R&D.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • Free ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

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  • Free ( EEA

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

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There are no tuition fees at the University of Oulu. Finland is a Nordic welfare state, and in Nordic welfare states there is equal access to education and education is free of charge.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Geophysics in economic geology
  • Archean geology
  • Layered intrusions and their ore deposits
  • Isotope geochemistry for economic geologists
  • Geometallurgy and mineral processing
  • Mining geology
  • Geochemistry of mining environment
  • Literature study
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Requirements

Programme Specific Academic Requirements

The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelorís degree in geology, or other sciences, as long as students have sufficient background in geology (60 ECTS credits).

Students who are in their last term/semester of Bachelorís studies can apply to study for a Masterís degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelorís degree documentation by the following deadlines.

Application Documents
Selection Process

After preliminary selection, the applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which the educational background of the applicants, their motivation for study, and their knowledge of English are evaluated.

Detailed Selection Criteria

Selection is mainly based on academic performance and relevant experience, e.g., in industry or geological survey organizations.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Finland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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