|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Master of Science in Environmental Geology and Earth Dynamics)|
|Tuition fee||€2,622 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2021/22 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2020/21.
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This fee is non-refundable.
In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent
Please check out this link for the full list of accepted certificates, minimum scores and exemptions
This Master’s degree combines solid fundamental knowledge on the Earth’s processes and history with cutting-edge geological techniques and data processing. Through applied research-oriented teaching, field activities and laboratories, the programme offers advanced education and training in the geosciences, fostering innovative thinking on diverse issues crucial for future societies such as the prevention and mitigation of geohazards, land planning and environmental management, Climate Change, prospection and sustainable exploitation of georesources, geomaterials, cultural heritage protection, planetary exploration. A student exchange international programme is active with the Department of Geosciences of the University of Frankfurt (Germany).
Quantitative Methods for Earth Scientists (6 ECTS)
Two courses to be chosen among:
Earth Surface Processes and Deposits (12 ECTS)
Earth Interior and Evolution (12 ECTS)
Past Life and Climates (12 ECTS)
Geological Resources for Sustainable Development (12 ECTS)
Three courses to be chosen among:
Carbonate Facies Analysis for Paleoclimate Reconstructions (6 ECTS)
Basin Analysis (6 ECTS)
Mineral Processes and Environmental Applications (6 ECTS)
Metamorphic Petrology (6 ECTS)
Isotope Geochemistry (6 ECTS)
Digital geological mapping (6 ECTS)
Four courses to be chosen among
Rock Microstructures (6 ECTS)
Analysis of Mineral Resources and Industrial Derivatives (6 ECTS)
Geology of Mountain Belts (6 ECTS)
Planetary Geology (6 ECTS)
Remote Sensing for Geosciences (6 ECTS)
Exceptional Fossil Biotas and Mass Extinctions (6 ECTS)
Quaternary Geology (6 ECTS)
Anthropocene Sediments and Environments (6 ECTS)
Coastal Environments under Climate Change (6 ECTS)
Research thesis work (36 ECTS), with the possibility of developing professional traineeship.
Two additional courses (each of 6 ECTS) are to be freely chosen among those available at the Department of Geosciences and in other science programmes.
The programme is a study track – held completely in English – of the Master’s degree programme in Geologia ambientale e dinamica della terra
Graduates work as geologists in private companies and public agencies or as free-lance professionals and consultants. They will develop managerial careers in the energy industry and in multinational corporations and NGOs with focus on environment and sustainability. The Master’s degree provides a sound basis for accessing PhD courses in high-profile research universities worldwide.