The strong emphasis on research is a major benefit of the programme. Besides enhancing your knowledge and skills in numerous specialised courses, including a field-mapping course, you will conduct your own master’s thesis project within a research team (professor, postdoc, PhD-student) and at the same time develop the important scientific skills, such as reporting and presenting, that you’ll need in your future career.
This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
The master’s programme offers 4 different majors:
As a Master in Geology you may be involved in development, research or as a manager in industry or as a freelance expert. In consultancy, you are most likely to work in environmental geology, hydrogeology or geotechnology. In industry, you will be involved in exploration, exploitation and the treatment of natural resources.
In governmental agencies and research institutions, you may be responsible for the inventory, management, research and sustainable use of the subsurface with respect to tackling environmental issues.
If you dream of pursuing an academic career, your next step may be embarking on a PhD-project in Leuven, Ghent, or elsewhere.
The Master of Geology is offered at KU Leuven.
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The master’s programme offers 4 different majors, 2 of which are organised by KU Leuven:
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After admission procedure
After a preparatory programme, bridging programme or abridged bachelor programme
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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