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Bachelor of Science in Geosciences and Environment

The Bachelor's first year is common to all students. From the second year onwards, students choose one of the three study paths:

  • the aim of Environmental Studies is to cover various areas of knowledge, ranging from an understanding of the social implications of the environmental question to the large-scale physical and chemical processes affecting the environment, as well as the management of environmental risks.
  • the aim of Geographical Studies is to understand how the relations between man, his habitat and his environment are organised when the latter is subject to strong socio-technical or physical constraints.
  • Geological Studies focus on the approaches and methods used to analyse, represent and understand the evolution of the structure of rocks and the subsoil.

Faculty of Geosciences and Environment

Degree Awarded
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geosciences and Environment, orientation Geography, Geology or Environmental Studies

ECTS Credits

6 semesters

Teaching Language

Enrolment Deadline
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

Further information
Course description

At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Geosciences (depending on the chosen orientation):

All orientations
Master of Arts (MA) in Foundations and Practices of Sustainability

Orientation Geography or Environmental Studies
Master of Arts (MA) in Tourism Studies
Master of Science (MSc) in Geography

Orientation Environmental Studies or Geology
Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Geosciences

Orientation Geology
Master of Science (MSc) in Geology
Master of Science (MSc) in Biogeosciences (Holders of a Bachelor in Geosciences and Environment, orientation Environmental Studies, may be admitted to the Master's degree course, with or without further conditions).

Subject to changes. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 16 August 2017

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Further Information

Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement

Université de Lausanne
Bâtiment Géopolis
1015 Lausanne



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