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Published on November 27, 2018 | Updated on June 25, 2019

Master's in Earth Science, planets and environments

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Students are trained in earth sciences with special focuses on experiments, fieldwork, paleontology, sedimentology, tectonics, geophysics, geochemistry and numerical modelling.

CURRICULUM 

The Earth Science, Planets and Environments Master’s program includes two tracks: paleontology, sedimentology,
paleoenvironments (PSP), and Earth and planets (T&P).

The PSP track

Trains environmental geologists with excellent skills and knowledge in natural objects (fossils, sedimentary rocks), data acquisition in the field, in the laboratory, in collections, and their paleoenvironmental interpretations in terms of climate, bio-geography, physics, chemistry and past oceans and atmosphere.

The T&P track

Develops strong skills in geophysics, geochemistry and mineralogy, mostly toward the understanding of the interior of the Earth and planets. All these skills are widely appreciated in Earth Sciences and are of interest to both academic and private sectors.
 

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

 

The first year of the Master’s program is open to students with a BsC (180 ECTS) and trained in Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology. High grades throughout the previous curriculum are expected.
The second year of the Master’s program is open to students with 240 ETCS and trained in Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology. High grades throughout the previous curriculum are expected (prerequisite for admission: average grade of 12/20
in the first year of the Master’s program).