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International Master of Applied and Exploration Geophysics

University of Pisa

24 months
356 EUR/year
356 EUR/year
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The University of Pisa and the Montan University of Leoben (MUL) (Austria) have established the International Master of Applied and Exploration Geophysics, a double degree taught in English.


The International Master of Applied and Exploration Geophysics offered at University of Pisa covers theoretical and practical aspects of reflection and refraction seismology, signal analysis, inverse problems, potential fields, rock physics, reservoir and borehole geophysics, near-surface geophysics, and mining and engineering geophysics.

The Programme will allow students to acquire:

  • solid basic preparation in physics, mathematics and computer science;
  • additional knowledge of geology, physics and mathematics useful to the understanding of geological phenomena by means of geophysical prospecting and exploration methods. This cultural baggage will be complemented by information technology skills for data processing;
  • good command of scientific methods of investigation such as electric, electromagnetic, seismic, gravimetric and radar methods, as well as data analysis and interpretation techniques to obtain information on sub-surface geology and physical features of materials investigated;
  • ability to apply geophysical and mathematical tools to the study of both large- and small-scale geological phenomena, exploration and production of natural resources, exploration of subsurface geological structures, prevention of environmental risks, prospection for the design and construction of major engineering works, non-destructive surveys for the maintenance and safety of buildings and infrastructures in urban settings;
  • practical skills related to the use of geophysical ground-based survey equipment, as well as laboratory skills for the signal digital processing , remote-sensing by satellite techniques, and visualization and interpretation of the results;
  • ability to plan geophysical surveys and design laboratory procedures for numerical data processing of the acquired seismic data;
  • ability to select and use optimal methodologies from both a technical and economic point of view;
  • oral and written knowledge of the English language, with particular regard to the specialized lexicon of the discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploration Seismology
  • Rock Physics
  • Inverse Problems in Geophysics
  • Radar Geomorphology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Digital Data Processing Laboratory
  • Seismic Data Processing Laboratory and Field Campaign

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

  • The course is open to all students holding a three-year Bachelor’s Degree from any scientific Faculty, or other recognized equivalent or superior (even foreign) academic qualification.
  • A B2 English qualification (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for admission.
  • Admission to the Master’s Degree course is subject to an admission interview and to satisfying the minimum necessary requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Fees depend on the student’s country of origin and vary from €356 to €2,556 for each academic year.

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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