M.Sc. On Campus


Laurentian University

12 months
21540 CAD/year
8580 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your geoscience skills and toolkit and contribute to ground-breaking research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution with this Geology program at Laurentian University.


Further your knowledge in Earth Sciences through a comprehensive MSc Geology program that includes theoretical study, research, as well as lab and field experience. 

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and analytical instruments, allowing students and researchers to conduct cutting-edge research.

Choose a specialization based on your interests and our areas of expertise. Our renowned faculty at Laurentian University are leaders in their sub-disciplines, recognized through international and national awards.


Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers including:

  • exploration geologist
  • geophysicist
  • geoscience consultant
  • government, academic or researcher
  • planetary scientist
  • science communicator, for example in a museum or science centre
  • analytical laboratory technologist
  • specialist in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics
  • mining and commodities researcher, financial analyst, or investment banker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Techniques 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21540 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21540 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8580 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8580 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $2,860 per trimester
  • International: $7,180 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.


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