M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

University of Geneva

24 months
902 EUR/year
902 EUR/year
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The Master in Earth Sciences programme of University of Geneva is an advanced programme in multiple areas of Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications.


The Master in Earth Sciences program of University of Geneva is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, geothermics, gas, etc.), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners.

Available orientations:

  • Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits
  • Geological risk
  • Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology


The Master in Earth Sciences leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Construction of large-scale civil engineering projects
  • Resolution and management of ecological, environmental and land-use problems
  • Natural disaster risk prevention
  • Teaching and scientific research (secondary schools, higher education, museums)
  • Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (geothermics, hydrocarbons, renewable energies)

Programme Structure

Study programme

4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits

  • Required courses and field work (24 credits)
  • Required courses and field work, limited electives (24 credits)
  • Free electives (12 credits)
  • Research and dissertation (60 credits)

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor in Earth and/or Environmental Sciences or a degree deemed equivalent, upon completion of up to 30 credits of supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    902 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 451 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    902 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 451 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 500 CHF / semester

Living costs for Genève

1925 - 2850 CHF /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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