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Master of Science in Geology

The Master of Science in Geology allows students to benefit from advanced teaching in different specialist fields of geology according to the chosen orientation, namely:

  • Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Geology, Geology of Reservoirs
  • Geochemistry, Alpine Tectonics, Metalliferous Deposits
  • Geological Risks

Regardless of which orientation is followed, students receive in-depth training in field work and numerous analytical techniques, as well as in the processing of quantitative data and modelling.

Lake Geneva School of Earth Sciences (Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva and Faculty of Geosciences and Environment of the University of Lausanne)

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc) in Geology

ECTS Crédits

4 semestres

Teaching language
French/English. Recommended level : C1. The degree course may be followed entirely in English.

Final enrolement date
30 April. This programmes starts at the autumn semester only.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland : 28 February (this time limit is applicable to enrolment at the UNIL only).

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Course descriptions

In addition to specialist academic knowledge and abilities, the Master of Science in Geology develops a large number of skills such as : oral and written communication, discernment, analytical and summarising skills, research experience, acquisition and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to form judgements. This range of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired during studies, prepares students for a very varied range of professions and careers, including:

  • Consultants in Applied Geology
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Oil Industry Research
  • Mining Industry
  • Engineering Industry
  • Cantonal/Federal Administration
  • Academic careers

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 27 October 2016

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