Interested doing a Masters?
|Core logging at the Colquijirca Mine, Peru||Porosity study with the image analysis laboratory|
We offer, in the frame of the ELSTE (Joint School of Earth Sciences of the Geneva and Lausanne Universities), Master programs in Earth Sciences in a stimulating and international environment. Mountain building, volcanism, ancient and modern sedimentological and erosional processes, geomorphology and glacial geology, genesis and exploration of hydrocarbon and ore deposits, environmental and paleoclimatic issues, and geological hazards form the core topics. A strong emphasis on field courses and on the use of our state of the art laboratories (geochemistry, geochronology, microscopy, electronic microscopy and image analyses, remote sensing, geophysics, among others) are key components of the education offered by the ELSTE.
Students with a Bachelor in Earth Sciences (or an equivalent qualification) can apply for admission. The master program (120 ECTS1) is structured as follows:
Master in Geology with four themes:
Structural and Alpine Geology,
Petrology, Geochemistry, and Ore Deposits
Engineering Geology, Geological Risks, Environmental Geology
|Measuring sediments transported by meltwater of the Mont Miné Glacier (Valais)||Eocene delta facies in the Tremp Basin (Pyrenees, Spain)|
More than 100 courses are offered every year (in general in French, some disciplines in English) covering a broad range of topics related to Earth Sciences.
Completion of a Master Thesis (60 ECTS) is required. Master projects are typically carried out in the frame of larger research projects in collaboration with other universities, geological surveys, oil and mining industry, volcano observatories, and environmental agencies. Master Theses can be written in French or English.
The following links give access to lists of present and recent projects supervised by the Section of Earth Sciences of the Geneva University. The links are not exhaustive and are only intended to give ideas about what is possible. Additionally, prospective students who have a particular research project in mind are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member within that field:
Department of Geology and Paleontology
Basin analysis, Biostratigraphy and Micropaleontology, Sedimentology, Limnologeology, Remote sensing.
Aquatic geochemistry, Limnogeology, Environmental geology
Interested? What to do next:
- Contact faculty members in the subject(s) you are interested on. If you have difficulties you can send an e-mail to [address coming soon]
- Contact the ELSTE Coordinator Pascale.Dalla@unige.ch for any other questions.
Visit the ELSTE web site to learn more about the organization and content of the different Master Programs.
Tuition fees? As is the case for the other Swiss public universities, tuition fees for Master studies are reasonable (in general below 600 Fr/semester).
Interested in a Master in Environmental Sciences?
The Earth Sciences Department participates also in the Master in Environmental Sciences (MUSE) offered by the Science Faculty of the Geneva University.
Countries with present and recent projects of the Section of Earth Sciences of the Geneva University.
A star may stand for several projects.
1. ECTS: European Credit Transfer System. One credit corresponds to around 25 to 30 working hours (lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations, and so forth. More on ECTS: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/socrates/ects/guide_en.pdf (pdf to download)