Master in Economic Geology
The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages.
The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
Northern Finland is currently experiencing an unparalleled mining boom, making the area one of the exploration and mining powerhouses of Europe. The minerals sector may become one of the key foundations of the Finnish economy as commodity prices are bound to continue their rise on the long term and demand from China and other emerging economies is predicted to grow. These factors ensure employment opportunities for graduates as well as funding opportunities for future research projects.
The Master's degree programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely.
Programme Specific Academic Requirements
The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelor’s degree in geology, or other sciences, as long as students have sufficient background in geology (60 ECTS credits).
Students who are in their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor’s degree documentation by the following deadlines.
After preliminary selection, the applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which the educational background of the applicants, their motivation for study, and their knowledge of English are evaluated.
Detailed Selection Criteria
Selection is mainly based on academic performance and relevant experience, e.g., in industry or geological survey organizations.
The names of the selected candidates are announced in April 2015.