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Master (2 years) of Science in Geology, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Mineral resources, climate change and processes shaping the earth are examples of possible focal areas in the two-year MSc in Geology programme at Aarhus University, taught at the Department of Geoscience. The programme is open to  students from higher education institutions in Denmark and the rest of the world. A BSc degree in geoscience or geology or similar background gives access to the MSc programme on the basis of an individual assessment. English-language skills must be documented with, e.g., a TOEFL test score of at least 83 (internet-based) or an IELTS test score of at least 6.5.

The degree programme is flexible, and can be tailored to fit the academic interests of the individual student. The teaching is greatly influenced by research, and, MSc students will have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory or in the field. Students also have the option of carrying out a project in collaboration with a private company. The MSc thesis, written during the final year of the degree programme, carries considerable weight, and in this context students benefit from the informal atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis you have every chance of becoming connected with a group of researchers, so that you will have the opportunity to participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles.

Career Opportunities  

Geology graduates from Aarhus University find jobs in both private and public sectors, and over the last five years all graduates have found work. Private-sector opportunities include a wide range of jobs in industry or with environmental consulting companies, regional as well as international. North-western Europe (including Denmark) is fortunate enough to be one of the few oil-exporting regions in Europe, and there are therefore a number of positions in the oil industry within exploration and production. Geologists also participate in large building and road-construction projects, where they determine the best positioning in relation to geological conditions.  


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Geoscience please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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