M.Sc. On Campus


Laurentian University

12 months
25960 CAD/year
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Explore how Earth is affected by some of society's most important demands, such as finding ore resources, resource conservation, management of natural hazards, or environmental remediation, with this Geology program at Laurentian University.


Specialize your knowledge in Earth Science through an intensive program that includes theoretical study and hands-on work. Develop and hone your geoscience skills and tools for successful research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution, with this Geology program at Laurentian University.

Choose the specialization based on your interests from our faculty who are recognized internationally, who have won reputable awards and are leaders in their respective sub-disciplines.

Research areas range widely from ore deposit geology, volcanology, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geophysics, 3D computer modeling, to environmental geoscience, pedology and bioremediation.


Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers ranging from geoscientists or geophysicists in the mineral exploration industry, geoscience consultants in agencies or government, academics or researchers, science communicators in museums or science centres, analytical laboratory technologists, specialists in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics, and financial analysts.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Thesis
  • Research Techniques in Geology
  • Research Seminar in Geology
  • Applied Research Project
  • Advanced Mineralogy
  • Topics in Igneous Petrology
  • Topics in Metamorphic Geology
  • Advanced Sedimentology
  • Applied Sedimentology
  • Carbonate Facies
  • Structural Control on Ore Dep.
  • Structure, Tectonics & Mineral Exploration
  • Topics in Applied Remote Sensing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entrance to the MSc. in Geology - Thesis-based option requires a B.Sc. Honours degree with a minimum B average. Note that students in this program cannot transfer into the Mineral exploration one-year option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25960 CAD per year during 12 months.

National: $2,860 per trimester

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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