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Earth Dynamics

University of Padua
Italy, Padua
Department of Geosciences Italy, Via Gradenigo, 6 - 35131 Padua
Tuition fee €2,739 per year

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Application fee €30 one-time

This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit €204 one-time

In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the admission fee is required. This fee is non-refundable.

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Overview

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).

Programme structure

1st semester
Compulsory unit: Quantitative Methods for Earth Scientists

Two courses to be chosen among: Earth Surface Processes and Deposits, Earth Interior and Evolution, Past Life and Climates, Geological Resources for Sustainable Development

2nd semester
Three courses to be chosen among: Carbonate Facies Analysis for Paleoclimate Reconstructions, Basin Analysis, Mineral Processes and Environmental Applications, Metamorphic Petrology, Isotope Geochemistry, Digital geological mapping

3rd semester
Four courses to be chosen among: Rock Microstructures, Analysis of Mineral Resources and Industrial Derivatives, Geology of Mountain Belts, Planetary Geology, Remote Sensing for Geosciences, Exceptional Fossil Biotas and Mass Extinctions, Quaternary Geology, Anthropocene Sediments and Environments, Coastal Environments under Climate Change

4th semester
Research thesis work, with the possibility of developing professional traineeship.

Two additional courses 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

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
This intake is not applicable

ONLY for EU applicants or EU-equated, i.e. applicants from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or non-EU applicants residing in Italy

Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Oct 2024
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
This intake is not applicable

ONLY for EU applicants or EU-equated, i.e. applicants from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or non-EU applicants residing in Italy

Studies commence
1 Oct 2024