Master’s Programme in Geology Program By Lund University |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    87
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep, Aug

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The programme covers nearly all aspects of the study of Planet Earth, from minerals and rocks to glacial geology, sediments, climatic changes and the evolution of life. It aims to provide students with a wide range of geological knowledge, exposure to areas at the cutting-edge of research and a thorough understanding of the practical applications of geology. There are three specialisations: Bedrock Geology, Quaternary Geology and Biogeology. Three or four courses in the chosen specialisation, combined with an elective course, are normally studied during the first year. A Master’s degree project (45 ECTS credits) is compulsory in the second year. 

One of many attractions of the Department of Geology is the vast array of in-house research equipment that complements teaching. All students undertake their lectures and practical sessions in well-equipped lecture halls and teaching laboratories. Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme and there are several excursions and field courses of between one day and one week at a variety of locations. In the second year, students undertake their degree projects either in one of our research groups or in collaboration with a company or another external partner. The programme features both theoretical and practical learning, as well as plenty of group assignments and presentations, allowing students to develop supplementary skills that further increase their attractiveness on the labour market.


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About University

Lund University is the #1 choice for international students in Sweden, with one third of all students choosing Lund University programmes. International students appreciate the University because of its wide range of more than 140 international degree programmes, as well as exchange and Ph.D. studies, and strong rankings performance. In the QS World University Rankings 2021 Lund University was ranked 97th in the world. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, the University also received high world rankings for several subject areas, including geography, development studies, environmental sciences, nursing, finance, and social policy and administration.   

Student life

The University’s campus is located in the charming, medieval university town of Lund. Because of its unique combination of traditional student organisations, academic societies and student unions, Lund is considered by many to be the best student city in Sweden. This vast number of student groups ensures that there are plenty of events and activities all year round. Lund University also has campuses located in the nearby cities of Helsingborg and Malmö.

In Lund, students can experience the rich history and cultural heritage of a Swedish medieval university town and, at the same time, be part of the dynamic and international atmosphere created by Lund University students and staff. Moreover, Lund is only 10 minutes away from Sweden’s third largest city Malmö and 35 minutes from the international airport in Copenhagen, making it a great hub for travel throughout Sweden and Europe.

International students

Lund University offers a global class environment where students gain multicultural perspectives and have the opportunity to network with people from around the world. The institution aims to provide an open and informal study experience. Currently, Lund University has 40 000 students, 20% of which are international students (60% on Master's programmes). In Lund, you will find a truly international campus, with students of as many as 130 different nationalities. 

Financial aid

The Lund University Global Scholarship is the University’s main scholarship and is open to international students who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries. This is a merit-based scholarship that students can apply for after they have applied for degree studies with the University.

National scholarships, such as the Swedish Institute Study Scholarship, are another type of financial aid. It should also be mentioned that the University also accepts US and Canadian student loans.

Employability

Proving its dedication to high-quality education, the University was ranked as a top 100 university for graduate employability in the Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

Students in Lund are given excellent opportunities for business interaction, as the city, with its unique, world-class environment for technology, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, hosts an impressive breadth of global companies.

Studying at Lund University

Lund University offers over 100 Master's programmes, nine Bachelor’s programmes in English and around 700 courses suitable for exchange students, covering the following subjects:

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  • Business, economics & management
  • Engineering & technology
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Fine & performing arts
  • Humanities & theology
  • International studies & social sciences
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  • Science


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