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MScGeoscienze e geologia applicata / Geosciences and applied geology

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2,626 (per year). You can calculate the amount to be paid per year at this link.

Application fee €30 per programme

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The master’s degree course in Geosciences and Applied Geology opens the door to careers in the fields of research and applications of geology, providing job opportunities both in Italy and abroad.

The curriculum includes specialized courses in the following areas of research and development: Applied geomorphology, geophysics and seismic risk, Geology and stratigraphy, Applied geology and hydrogeology, Applied petrography, Geochemistry, Cultural heritage and geoarchaeology, GIS, Remote Sensing, Hydrocarbons and geothermal energy.

The educational excursions, both thematic and interdisciplinary, which are an integral and important part of the geologist’s training take place in different Italian locations and are widely covered with contributions from the course. 375 hours of training are also planned, which can be carried out both in university laboratories and in external companies.

Programme structure

The degree course in Geosciences and Applied Geology is taught in Italian.

Class MIUR: LM-74 – Master’s Degree in Geological Sciences and Technologies
Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120

Career opportunities

This course prepares for the professions of geologists, paleontologists, geophysicists, hydrologists and allows access to the state exam for the qualification to the profession of geologist.

The professional integration concerns public administrations, private institutions, companies and professional firms that operate in the following sectors:
- geological and thematic cartography;
- drawing up, with regard to geological instruments, plans for urban planning, the territory, the environment and geo-resources with the related safeguard measures;
- analysis, prevention and mitigation of geological, hydrogeological and environmental risks;
- analysis, recovery and management of degraded sites and abandoned mining sites;
- management of Territorial Information Systems, with particular reference to geological-environmental problems;
- studies for environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA);
- geognostic and geophysical surveys for the exploration of the subsoil and geological studies applied to civil engineering works, defining the appropriate geological-technical model and environmental hazard;
- modeling of geological processes s.l. (slope stability, water circulation, underground excavation, 2D and 3D reconstructions, etc.);
- characterization of aquifers and modeling of underground runoff problems and propagation of contaminants;
- retrieval, including economic evaluation, and management of geo-resources, including water and geomaterials of industrial and commercial interest;
- direction of mining activities;
- analysis and management of the geological, hydrogeological and geochemical aspects of pollution phenomena and the consequent risks;
- definition of prevention interventions, risk mitigation, also aimed at drawing up plans for safety measures in the workplace;
- safety coordination in temporary and mobile construction sites;
- assessment and prevention for the geological aspects of the degradation of environmental cultural heritage and study, design, construction management and testing related to conservation;
- certification of geological materials and analysis of both physical-mechanical and mineralogical-petrographic characteristics;
- analysis of the degradation of stone monuments and their conservation;
- management of geotechnical laboratories.

Apply now! First intake - Academic year 2020/21
Application deadline
Jan 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020
Apply now! Second intake - Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Feb 1, 2020
Application deadline
Apr 28, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States