Master of Geology 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Geology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Geology

The Master of Geology provides an in-depth training in various fields of geology and develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems. 

About the programme

The Master of Geology is a two-year programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and Ghent University. You will receive in-depth training in various fields of geology and develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems. The programme offers numerous specialised courses with a strong emphasis on research and international research networks. The strong emphasis on research is a major benefit of the programme. Besides enhancing your knowledge and skills in numerous specialised courses, including a field-mapping course, you will conduct your own master’s thesis project within a research team (professor, postdoc, PhD-student) and at the same time develop the important scientific skills, such as reporting and presenting, that you’ll need in your future career. 

Structure

The master’s programme offers 4 different majors: Geodynamics and Georesources, Surface Processes and Paleoenvironments, Geology of Basins and Soil and Groundwater.

  • In Geodynamics and Georesources, you will study rock-forming processes and mineral distributions in the subsurface. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complexity of the various interacting physical and chemical rock-forming processes and apply this knowledge to the exploration of natural resources. This major is organised by KU Leuven.
  • In Surface Processes and Paleoenvironments, you will study the interaction between the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complex interaction of surface processes relating to the variability of various aspects of the Earth’s surface, including the water cycle and Earth’s climate. This major is organised by KU Leuven.
  • In Basins and Orogens, you will study the processes steering the genesis and evolution of sedimentary basins and the surrounding areas. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complexity of the interacting processes that determine the evolution of sedimentary basins. This major is organised by Ghent University.
  • In Groundwater and Mineral Resources, you will study hydrogeological and pedological characteristics and processes with a focus on the fundamental and applied aspects of soils and groundwater. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complexity of the physical and chemical processes influencing soil and groundwater, and to be able to come up with remedial measures. This major is organised by Ghent University.
Career perspectives

As a graduate of the programme, you will be in a position to pursue a career as a scientific researcher at universities, agro-industries, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, environmental conservation organisations, and NGOs. You will also be an excellent candidate for employment as a scientific advisor in banks and private invest ment foundations, a policy officer in governmental and public administration, a scientific communications advisor, a scientific journalist, a science teacher, a data manager or a data analyst.

Program overview

Main Subject

Geology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Geology

The Master of Geology provides an in-depth training in various fields of geology and develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems. 

About the programme

The Master of Geology is a two-year programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and Ghent University. You will receive in-depth training in various fields of geology and develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems. The programme offers numerous specialised courses with a strong emphasis on research and international research networks. The strong emphasis on research is a major benefit of the programme. Besides enhancing your knowledge and skills in numerous specialised courses, including a field-mapping course, you will conduct your own master’s thesis project within a research team (professor, postdoc, PhD-student) and at the same time develop the important scientific skills, such as reporting and presenting, that you’ll need in your future career. 

Structure

The master’s programme offers 4 different majors: Geodynamics and Georesources, Surface Processes and Paleoenvironments, Geology of Basins and Soil and Groundwater.

  • In Geodynamics and Georesources, you will study rock-forming processes and mineral distributions in the subsurface. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complexity of the various interacting physical and chemical rock-forming processes and apply this knowledge to the exploration of natural resources. This major is organised by KU Leuven.
  • In Surface Processes and Paleoenvironments, you will study the interaction between the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complex interaction of surface processes relating to the variability of various aspects of the Earth’s surface, including the water cycle and Earth’s climate. This major is organised by KU Leuven.
  • In Basins and Orogens, you will study the processes steering the genesis and evolution of sedimentary basins and the surrounding areas. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complexity of the interacting processes that determine the evolution of sedimentary basins. This major is organised by Ghent University.
  • In Groundwater and Mineral Resources, you will study hydrogeological and pedological characteristics and processes with a focus on the fundamental and applied aspects of soils and groundwater. You will develop the ability to analyse and explain the complexity of the physical and chemical processes influencing soil and groundwater, and to be able to come up with remedial measures. This major is organised by Ghent University.
Career perspectives

As a graduate of the programme, you will be in a position to pursue a career as a scientific researcher at universities, agro-industries, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, environmental conservation organisations, and NGOs. You will also be an excellent candidate for employment as a scientific advisor in banks and private invest ment foundations, a policy officer in governmental and public administration, a scientific communications advisor, a scientific journalist, a science teacher, a data manager or a data analyst.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

You must have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree in the field of geology. For other diplomas in closely related fields, admission may only be granted after thorough investigation into your study background.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

  • You have the necessary basic knowledge in geology and want to specialise further in this science.
  • You have extensive field experience, more specifically in geological mapping, and are skilled in microscopy.
  • You are interested in the social challenges that the geologist of the 21st century is facing.

2 Years
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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