Geology Program By Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(EUR) 6010-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

The bachelor's degree in Geology offers the integrated training needed to become a good geologist, with quality lectures, compulsory work placements and fieldwork projects. Lectures are offered at the Faculty of Sciences together with other science degrees and the joint degree in Environmental Science + Geology, which fosters meeting and interacting with students from other bachelor's degrees. Guidance services: students can consult people with experience when choosing their optional credits, solving problems that may come up or planning their future professional careers; each student has a tutor assigned to them for any academic help they may need. Fieldwork: training to become a geologist at the UAB is largely oriented towards gaining practical skills; a total of 41 days out on the field are conducted during the degree:

  • 21 days are included in four, 6-credit subjects. In your first year, you will have a fieldwork subject to become familiar with geology in Catalonia. In your second year, there will be a fieldwork subject in Geological Mapping in Móra d’Ebre where you will learn to make geological maps. In your third year, you will work on Variscan orogeny in a transversal E-W from the Picos de Europa to the Ortegal county in Galicia. In your fourth year, you will study the Pyrenees mountains from N-S, starting at the Aragonese Pyrenees and from E-W from the Central pre-Pyrenees range.
  • 20 days fieldwork belonging to other subjects.

About University

Founded in 1968, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching, and is a reference centre in Spain and the European Union.

The UAB is a leading public university with a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.

Academic teaching at the UAB is characterised by its multidisciplinarity and is closely linked to many research activities. The UAB pioneers the implementation of several action plans focused on increasing sustainability and environment-friendly measures on campus. 

The UAB offers top level academic programmes in all areas of knowledge, with almost 100 Bachelor's Degrees, over 500 Official and Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas and almost 70 PhD programmes.

In 2016, the UAB Barcelona Summer School was created. It offers a wide array of subjects in several fields and takes place from the end of June to the beginning of August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Depending on the regulations of each home university, especially if there is a mobility agreement with the UAB, students will be able to transfer the credits earned during their stay to their current degree.

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