|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Study language||combined Italian/English|
|Awards||(Laurea magistrale in Geologia ambientale e dinamica della terra)|
|Tuition fee||€2,623 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2022/23 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2021/22.
|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)
A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Geological Sciences or related subjects with proven skills in Earth Sciences is required.
Please verify country-based specific entry title requirements at the following link.
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.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
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
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Italian language requirement
B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate.
This Master’s degree provides in-depth scientific training in the disciplines necessary for the study of the Earth system, in its theoretical, experimental and technical applications. Students will master the scientific method of investigation and the techniques of analysis, management and modelling of geological data and their applications. They will acquire the expertise needed for the restoration and conservation of the quality of the geological systems in a multidisciplinary prospective.
Aim of this Master’s degree is to acquire the cultural and technical background that is necessary to perform professional and research work in all fields of the geosciences in a multidisciplinary framework. Specific attention is dedicated to fostering the critical evaluation of data sets and models, as well as to developing adequate skills for the rigorous and effective communication of the results.
Periods of study abroad are envisaged and promoted within international programs (ERASMUS+, ERASMUS Traineeship and SEMP for Switzerland), and agreements with other European universities. The Department of Geosciences is presently committed in international fluxes with the Universities of Frankfurt, Aachen, Bonn, Barcelona, Granada, Vigo, Budapest, Paris-Sorbonne, Nantes, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Helsinki, Tromsø, Aarhus, Zurich – ETH, Geneve
Given the vast scientific and professional realm of the geosciences, the Master’s degree is organized in two study tracks, allowing students to deepen their knowledge in specific disciplines, coherently with the final thesis they will develop in the second semester of the second year.
Study track available starting from a.y. 2021/22:
- Italian-taught study track “Geologia applicata alla difesa del suolo e dell’ambiente”
- English-taught study track Earth Dynamics
Graduates can work as geologists in private companies and public agencies or as free-lance consultants and professional geologist for the planning, design, testing and monitoring of geological projects and interventions. They can develop managerial careers in the energy industry and in national and multinational corporations and NGOs with focus on environment, water resources, sustainability, hazard management and protection, land planning and management, infrastructures.
The Master’s degree provides a sound basis for accessing PhD courses in high-profile research universities worldwide