MSc in Geology

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Geology

Lund University

Programme overview

The programme covers nearly all aspects of geology, 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 two specialisations: Bedrock Geology and Quaternary Geology. Three or four courses in either 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 within the department building. Fieldwork is an essential part of the practical work and there are excursions of between one day and one week. These are held at a variety of locations and are a major feature of the programme. In the final year, students generally undertake projects in many of the research laboratories. Computing and workstation facilities underpin many aspects of our teaching and research. Students have access to all library resources at the department, which include electronic journals.

Programme modules/courses

The programme has two specialisations, one in Quaternary Geology and one in Bedrock Geology:

Quaternary Geology, courses and number of credits: Glacial Sedimentology –Processes, Sediments and Landform Systems (15), Palaeoecological Methods and Environmental Analysis (15), Global and Regional Marine Geology (15), Quaternary Climate and Glaciation History (15), electives (15), Master’s degree project (45).

Bedrock Geology, course and number of credits: Magmatic Petrology, Geochemistry and Geochronology (15), Sedimentary Geology and Basin Analysis (15), Metamorphic Petrology and Structural Geology (15), Evolution of the Biosphere, Palaeoecology andPalaeontology (15), electives (15), and a Master’s degree project (45).

Career prospects

The world will depend even more on geologists and their expertise in the future. Concern about global environmental change has never been greater and the world’s population increases and makes a greater demand on Earth’s limited resources. Graduates from our programme will obtain transferable and subject-specific skills that are necessary for academic research or entry into various employment opportunities inprivate companies or governmental structures.

Read more about this programme at http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/geology-bedrock

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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Last updated October 8, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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2 years
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Sweden - Lund, Skåne County
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