Second cycle degrees (Master)

Characteristics and objectives

After completing the Bachelor in Geological Sciences, a student intending to follow the Master in Geology and Technical Geology is compelled to choose among many course options, due to the large spectrum of professional skills that characterize the Earth Sciences. In any case, the final goal is to allow the student to acquire, also through experimental, field and laboratory work, the cultural background and the capability of critical evaluation which are necessary to perform professional and research work in all fields of Geology.

The teaching plan includes detailed courses belonging to two main typologies:

1) common courses on fundamental aspects of the Earth Sciences; these courses are compulsory for all students;

2) a number of courses, specifically addressed to the field that each student intends to specialize in.

This Master degree allows to achieve advanced skills in mathematics and informatics applied to Geosciences, as well as the capability to address geological problems through a robust scientific approach; it warrants a thorough knowledge of the different processes in Earth Sciences; it provides the student with skills in defining geological problems and in proposing proper operational solutions.