University of Oulu

Economic Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 10000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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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  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

Programme Specific Academic Requirements

The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelor’s 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 Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor’s 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EEA
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