The Master of Geology is a two-year programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and Ghent University. You will receive in-depth training in various fields of geology and develop knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work in interdisciplinary teams addressing complex geological problems.
The programme offers numerous specialised courses with a strong emphasis on research and international research networks. 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.
As a graduate of the Geology programme from KU Leuven, you will be in a position to pursue a career as a scientific researcher at universities, agro-industries, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, environmental conservation organisations, and NGOs. You will also be an excellent candidate for employment as a scientific advisor in banks and private invest ment foundations, a policy officer in governmental and public administration, a scientific communications advisor, a scientific journalist, a science teacher, a data manager or a data analyst.
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- Geology and Society
- Applied Sedimentology
- Applied Mineralogy
- Ore-Forming Processes
- International Integrated Field Course
- Advanced Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
- Geological Mapping
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You must have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree in the field of geology. For other diplomas in closely related fields, admission may only be granted after thorough investigation into your study background.
- You should have a good command of both spoken and written English.
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International1250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA980 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Leuven
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.