Master in Applied Geoscience

General

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Program Description

The specialty Applied Geoscience is an offer for English speaking students not only from the European Union but also from all over the world. The program lasts 2 years (4 semesters). To obtain a master's degree, students must write and defend a master thesis.

The program of these studies comprises the most important aspects of geosciences proposed in four semesters. The knowledge of mineralogy and petrology, stratigraphy, structural and economic geology, applied hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry and environmental protection are proposed as a consistent academic course, which difficulty increases from the first to the third semester. As a consequence, the second and third-semester courses continue and build upon the knowledge obtained during previous semesters. All the courses are related to the wide aspects of applied geoscience knowledge and include problems of environmental protection and as such teach issues strongly linked to present-day problems of the world. During the final fourth semester, students work almost exclusively on their MSc dissertation.

The whole 4-semester program offers students a choice of 21 elective courses grouped in 4 modules. Additionally, in the second semester, students can select two from three facultative field courses. Students can enroll in the courses if they hold a bachelor's degree, however, some nature/science basic knowledge is welcomed. Altogether, the aim of the proposed courses is to teach a modern-day geologist familiar with social and economic issues of the developing world. The aim is achieved through a diverse program of the specialty Applied Geoscience and the wide range of its components, which give a student a comprehensive applied education. The acquired geological knowledge allows students to find employment primarily in a variety of geological surveys, industries, and services related to construction, environment, exploration, and protection of its resources as well as the search for natural resources.

The following conditions for admission must be fulfilled:

  • Holding a higher school diploma entitling its holder to take up studies
  • Presenting a certificate proving the knowledge of the English language at least at B2 level according to the Council of Europe’s guidelines. This certificate may take the following forms:
    • Certificate on the completion of a preparatory course for taking up studies in English at B2 level issued by the English Language Centre of the University of Wrocław
    • Certificate on the knowledge of the English language at B2 level issued by the English Language Centre or the Foreign Language Centre of the University of Wrocław
    • Language certificate (such as FCE, TOEFL, IELTS 5,5 – 6,0, BEC Vantage) or other equivalent international certificate recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education or the UWr Foreign Language Centre.

    The following candidates are exempted from the obligation to present a certificate proving the knowledge of the English language:

    • Candidates for whom English was the language of instruction in a secondary school or a higher school they graduated from
    • Candidates whose native language is English
    • Candidates who passed their secondary school final exam in English at an advanced level with at least 80% score
    • Candidates who during their studies passed an English exam at B2 level, as confirmed in the diploma supplement
  • A positive formal assessment of the application issued by the faculty coordinator (only applies to a higher school diploma issued abroad)

Conditions for launching the specialty:

A condition of running the Applied Geoscience specialty is a minimum of 12 people willing.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree certificate
  • Transcript of grades/supplement from bachelor or master studies
  • A certificate confirming English Language knowledge on B2 level
  • Passport photocopy
  • Digital passport size photo

Last updated Feb 2020

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The University of Wroc?aw has a rich history of more than three centuries. Founded by Leopold I Habsburg the university evolved from a modest school run by Jesuits into one of the biggest academic institutions in Poland. Read less