Master of Science in Geology

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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. 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.

Language of instruction

French and English

Admission criteria

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

Available orientations

  • Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits
  • Geological risk
  • Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology

Career opportunities

Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (oil and gas, geothermics); 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); etc.

 

Master in Geology
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