The master's programme offers the possibility to specialise in one of the four majors offered:
- Basins and Orogens (60 credits)
- Groundwater and Mineral Resources (60 credits)
- Geodynamics and Georesources (48 credits)
- Surface Processes and Paleo-environments (46 credits).
Depending on the chosen major, students take up an additional 30 to 44 credits for elective courses. In the second year, a research project (master's dissertation) of 30 credtis is scheduled. The master's dissertation is an original piece of research work. It aims to develop and strengthen the research capacity skills of the students. The student selects a topic and is given guidance by a supervisor. The master's dissertation consists of a literature review part, practical research and an original analysis of the topic. If you want to combine your master’s degree with a teacher’s degree, then there is the option of following an ‘Educatieve master’ instead of the above described master. The ‘Educatieve master’ however is a Dutch taught programme. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/educatievemaster.
The strong multidisciplinary character of this programme does not only open the door to innovative research, but also to dynamic industrial sectors, governmental agencies, NGO’s etc. Students of the master's programme in geology also acquire step by step an enormous advantage: the use of professional English. The world will be your oyster.