M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Science - Geology

Uppsala University

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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The Master Programme in Earth Science - Geology from Uppsala University will enable you to find a balance between using and preserving Earth's resources and reducing the environmental impact for a healthy sustainable future.


Want to have an impact on the future of exploration and extraction of mineral resources? Contribute to safe and sustainable location of building, tunnels or nuclear waste? Or make your mark in informed natural hazard mitigation associated with volcanoes and landslides? 


Our alumni work in a wide range of the industrial and research sectors. Employment opportunities are found as exploration or mine geologists, in the geotechnical industry, in geochemistry, in geothermal energy, and with natural hazards.

The need for professional geologists has increased considerably during the last few years both on a local and global scale, due to the increasing demands for natural resources and infrastructure.

The Master Programme in Earth Science - Geology from Uppsala University graduates work at, for example, Boliden, Coast Mountain Geological group Ltd, ÅF Infrastructure AB. Job titles include exploration geologists, geologist, engineering geologist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamics of Earth Systems
  • Applied Geoinformatics for Earth Sciences
  • Exploration and Environmental Geophysics
  • Analytical Methods in Earth Science
  • Presentation and Publication
  • Mineralogy and Petrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is:

  • 90 credits in earth science and 15 credits in chemistry; or
  • 90 credits in physics and 30 credits in earth science (geophysics); or
  • 90 credits in geology.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13813 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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