The program in Geology is built on the base of geological complexity which is characteristic of the region. It is designed to prepare highly qualified universal Geologists professionals, whose intellectual and practical skills match the requirements of modern Geosciences and knowledge-based technologies. The graduates will be able: to demonstrate and apply a comprehensive geological knowledge and understanding and effectively apply it in scientific investigations and practical activities; to analyze critically and systematically evaluate information and data; to develop and implement the research innovations in areas related to the Geosciences in complex environmental research and various economic development areas; independently solve the geological problems in the context of modern science achievements; compete in the national and international labor market.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in study areas such as Geology, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Technological Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences in History and Archeology.
- English language proficiency – the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internships abroad.
The graduate from the Programme is equipped with knowledge of essential principles of interactions between different geological processes and geological study objects, is able to evaluate the consequences of geological processes in the changing geo-environment. The Graduate of the Programme is able to pursue a career at enterprises, research, and state institutions dealing with scientific and practical geological activities and investigations, exploration of natural resources, environmental research, regulation, exploitation and protection of underground resources, territorial planning; to continue studies of higher (Doctoral) level in Geology and the other natural sciences in Lithuania and abroad. The acquired knowledge, cognitive, practical, and transitional skills provide sufficient background for further studies for scientific specialization, in the sphere of business, management, and others.
Paulius Aleksa, Graduate from Lithuania:
“I decided to study geology with a desire to know the unknown. At the time I had no clue where and what I will do after studies. While studying geology I received not only knowledge but the desire to learn and seek answers. I felt that I am part of that small community of geologists and this was influenced by professors and lecturers who accepted me and helped to change and to become a true naturalist. Studies help the formation of a new view of the earth. You begin to understand how the earth is functioning and how closely some processes are connected even it does not look like this at the first glance. Textbooks were important but it was only one side of a coin. The second was a practical fieldwork. Understanding how to collect and later analyze field material is paramount. Besides, it was a lot of fun as well."
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