Studyportals Study cover for Geology


KU Leuven

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
947 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Geology master is a two-year programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and Ghent University. You’ll receive in-depth training in the various fields of geology and develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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.

  • The programme is firmly rooted in the research of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (KU Leuven ) and the Department of Geology (Ghent University). Both departments continuously develop and maintain innovative and widely recognised research programmes on both the fundamental and applied aspects of geoscience.
  • The programme offers optional courses on a wide variety of topics, from environmental law to volcanology. This allows you to shape your own profile according to your interests.
  • The KU Leuven has a strong exchange programme (Erasmus) with top universities in Europe and around the world.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology and Society
  • Applied Sedimentology
  • Diagenesis
  • Applied Mineralogy
  • Ore-Forming Processes
  • Geofluïds

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Most recent information on the programme website:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Most recent information on


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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

KU Leuven


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!