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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.

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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 Master in Geology at  KU Leuven  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

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor of Geology obtained outside the Flemish community or other degrees will be admitted on individual basis.

After succesfully completing a preparatory programme:

  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geography and Geomatics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering: Land and Forest Management
  • Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering: Agricultural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering: Environmental Technology
Other diploma's: permission can be granted after thorough investigation of the study background of the applicant.


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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