| Teaching curricula | Bachelor | Masters of the GSE Faculty

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Teaching curricula

The study programs usually last 10 semesters. This corresponds to 300 credits ECTS and is divided into two stages: a Bachelor and a Master, respectively 6 and 4 semesters.

The Bachelor consists of 180 credits ECTS and generally lasts 6 semesters. A Master consists of 120 credits ECTS and usually lasts 4 semesters.

The Faculty of Geosciences and Environment offers a single program in the first cycle (Bachelor) and a choice of 6 programs in the second cycle (Master).



The Bachelor of Science in Geosciences and Environment offers three study paths. After a common first year, students specialise in:

  • geography,
  • environmental sciences,
  • geology.


Masters of the GSE Faculty

The GSE Faculty currently offers six Master programs.

Part-time Master

There is the possibility to pursue a Master part-time under certain circumstances

Guidelines concerning part-time (50%) university Master studies (PDF in french)

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